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Sitting for Long Periods Increases Risk of Disease and Death, Regardless of Exercise

The amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise-- according to a review study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

For minority women, healthy diet associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Consuming a healthy diet was associated with reduced risk for type 2 diabetes among women in all racial and ethnic groups but conferred an even greater benefit for Asian, Hispanic, and black women, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital. read more

La Jolla Institute Scientist Receives $1.6 Million Research Grant From American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has awarded La Jolla Institute (LJI) researcher Stephanie Stanford, Ph.D., a $1.6 million grant to investigate the genetic and environmental factors that trigger the onset of type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes risk varies with magnesium intake, genes and ethnicity

A new study investigated the complex interactions between magnesium intake, genes and ethnicity in determining risk for type 2 diabetes in two populations of women. The specific associations yielded by the analysis illustrate how health guidance could become considerably more personalized.

Intensive treatment for type 1 diabetes associated with decreased risk of death

After an average of 27 years' follow-up of patients with type 1 diabetes, six and one-half years of initial intensive diabetes therapy was associated with a modestly lower all-cause rate of death, compared with conventional therapy, according to a study.

University of Louisville Earns Accreditation with American Association of Diabetes Educators

The Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center of the University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology Division in the Department of Pediatrics has been named an accredited program with the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

How economic insecurity impacts diabetes control among patients

Difficulty paying for food and medications appears to be associated with poor diabetes control among patients in a study that examined the impact of economic insecurity on managing the disease and the use of health care resources, according to a report.

New standards of care from the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is recommending a less stringent diastolic blood pressure target for people with diabetes and that all people with diabetes take either moderate or high doses of statins, in keeping with recent changes to guidelines for cardiovascular risk management enacted by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

New Position Statement from Joslin Encourages the ADA to lower BMI Guidelines for Screening Asian American for Type 2 Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association announced today that they are lowering the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point for which they recommend screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes.

People with blood groups A, B and AB at higher risk of type 2 diabetes than group O

A study of more than 80,000 women has uncovered different risks of developing type 2 diabetes associated with different blood groups, with the biggest difference a 35 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes found in those with group B, Rhesus factor positive blood compared with the universal donor group O, Rhesus factor negative.

National Trial First to Focus on Long-Term Complications Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension

UT Southwestern Medical Center -- in collaboration with Parkland Health and Hospital System, Texas Health Resources, VA North Texas Health Care System, and ProHealth Physicians, Inc. of Connecticut -- will lead the first National Institutes...Show More Summary

Genetic variations associated with traits underlying type 2 diabetes in Mexican-Americans

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Dec. 17, 2014 - While people of Mexican ancestry are nearly twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as people of European heritage, the majority of research in this area has focused on those of European origin. In...Show More Summary

Genetic Variations Found to be Associated with Traits Underlying Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican-Americans

While people of Mexican ancestry are nearly twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as people of European heritage, the majority of research in this area has focused on those of European origin.

Human exposure to metal cadmium may accelerate cellular aging

The metal cadmium has been the focus of new study that finds that higher human exposure can lead to significantly shorter telomeres, bits of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases of old age.

Battling With Diabetics

Diabetes: What is it?  Diabetes mellitus or simply diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, is a condition that is characterized by high glucose levels in the body as the body fails to produce or use insulin. There are...Show More Summary

Health boost for fitness centers

Health is high on the agenda in many countries with efforts to get more people exercising in order to reduce the problems associated with obesity, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Unfortunately, risk assessment is...Show More Summary

Exercise following bariatric surgery provides health benefits beyond weight loss

Researchers discover that moderate exercise following bariatric surgery reduces specific metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that moderate exercise may provide additional benefits to health beyond weight loss in these patients.

New Clinical Study Demonstrates That Exercise Following Bariatric Surgery Provides Health Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

Researchers discover that moderate exercise following bariatric surgery reduces specific metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that moderate exercise may provide additional benefits to health beyond weight loss in these patients.

Does a yogurt a day keep diabetes away?

A high intake of yogurt has been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research published in open access journal BMC Medicine. This highlights the importance of having yogurt as part of a healthy diet. read more

Cellular origin of fibrosis found

The cellular origin of the tissue scarring caused by organ damage associated with diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other conditions has been found by researchers. The buildup of scar tissue is known as fibrosis.

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