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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Lipid Testing Underutilized in Adults Taking Antipsychotic Medications

May 24, 2016 — Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research finds. The biggest gap in screening is among ... read more

Melatonin Signaling Is a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes

May 12, 2016 — A sleeping pancreas releases less insulin, but how much insulin drops each night may differ from person to person, suggests a new study. Up to 30 percent of the population may be predisposed to have ... read more

Babies of Mothers With Gestational Diabetes Have More Body Fat, Scans Reveal

May 12, 2016 — Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study. Scientists used MRI scanning to measure body fat ... read more

Chronic Drinking Interferes With Absorption of Critical Vitamins by Pancreas

May 12, 2016 — Chronic exposure to alcohol interferes with the pancreas’ ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, a new study reports. The ... read more

Physical Activity, Functional Ability Increase After Weight Loss Surgery

May 12, 2016 — People who have their stomach size surgically reduced move around more and easier after weight loss surgery, a study has found. Patients are able to walk further and are more physically active in the ... read more

Fruit Discovery Could Provide New Treatments for Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

May 11, 2016 — A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease. The find has been made by ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Pathologic changes of the retina caused by diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working adults. Diabetic retinopathy has no known cure, treatment options are inadequate, and prevention ... read more

Junk Food Causes Similar High Blood Sugar Levels as Type 2 Diabetes

May 10, 2016 — A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a study. In their study, researchers used animal models of diabetes and models of diet-induced obesity and insulin ... read more

Videogame Addiction Leads to Sleep Loss, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk in Some Gamers

May 9, 2016 — The team studied a group of children and teens ages 10 to 17 who were in lifestyle management programs – either for weight management or lipid disorders. The study looked at whether the videogame ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Scientists have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry. Through new study, they were able to show that upon deprivation of food a certain protein is produced that ... read more

Young Women at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes Following PCI

May 6, 2016 — Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors ... read more

Drug Combination Could Help Reduce Risk of Death in Type 2 Diabetes

May 5, 2016 — People with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin plus metformin had a reduced risk of death and major cardiac events compared with people treated with insulin alone, a new study ... read more

Research Suggests Diabetes Drug Acts Differently from Previous Theories

May 5, 2016 — Laboratory findings do not tell the whole story of how the diabetes drug metformin works to limit the level of glucose in the blood, say scientists. The researchers found that metformin does not ... read more

Advances in Medical Care Have Led to Type 1 Diabetes Boom

May 5, 2016 — The global increase in cases of type 1 diabetes is directly linked to advances in medical care, researchers say, with the underlying genetics of the disease more likely to be passed from one ... read more

High-Fructose Diet During Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Restrict Fetal Growth

May 4, 2016 — Research in mice and women found that consuming a high-fructose diet during pregnancy may cause defects in the placenta and restrict fetal growth, potentially increasing a baby's risk for ... read more

Diabetes Risk of Common Arthritis Medicine Quantified for First Time

May 4, 2016 — Glucocorticoid (or steroid) therapy, prescribed to around half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is a known risk factor for developing diabetes. A study has found how the risk of diabetes ... read more

Islet Transplantation Effective to Treat Type 1 Diabetes Complicated by Severe Hypoglycemia, New Research Finds

May 2, 2016 — Northwestern Medicine researchers are co-investigators in a breakthrough clinical trial that found transplanted human islets prevent hypoglycemic events and provide excellent glycemic control for ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Nanoparticles that can deliver anti-obesity drugs have been developed by researchers. Obese mice that received the treatment lost 10 percent of their body weight, report ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a key hormone-signaling pathway that explains why men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A team of researchers report integrating fiber optic glucose sensors into a microfluidic chip to create portable, high-performance, low-cost devices for measuring glucose ... read more

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