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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.

The cellular origin of fibrosis

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have 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. The buildup of scar tissue is known as fibrosis. read more

Joslin scientists discover new step in a molecular pathway responsible for birth defects

BOSTON - (November 6, 2014) - Mary R. Loeken, Ph.D., Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has discovered a molecular pathway responsible for neural tube defects in diabetic pregnancies. Show More Summary

Traveling with Diabetes is Not a Deal Breaker When You Prepare!

November is ‘American Diabetes Month.’   It’s the vision and goal of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to raise awareness levels of the many issues surrounding the disease and the people it impacts. The statistics are staggering. Almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes.  86 million Americans are pre-diabetic and at risk Keep Reading ?

African-Americans at Higher Risk for Diabetic Vision Loss

The research published online Aug. 14, 2014, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology, indicates a higher burden of diabetes-related vision loss among certain ethnic populations because of problems with access to care, said corresponding author Rohit Varma, M.D., M.P.H., director of the USC Eye Institute and professor and chair of ophthalmology […]

New A1C Target Set for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

According to a new position statement released at the Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions, the American Diabetes Association is lowering its target recommendation for blood glucose levels for children with type 1 diabetes to reflect...Show More Summary

Statins and diabetes

As Larry Husten at Cardiobrief points out, statin use has been associated with slight elevations in blood sugar leading to a diagnosis of diabetes in small numbers of patients. (This phenomenon, by the way, has been observed in other classes of drugs such as thiazides). Show More Summary

Women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Show More Summary

Gout linked to heightened diabetes risk

Gout is linked to a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests research. The magnitude of the association seems to be significantly greater in women, among whom the risk of diabetes appears to be twice that of women who don't have gout, the findings show.

Attacking type 2 diabetes from a new direction with encouraging results

Type 2 diabetes affects an estimated 28 million Americans according to the American Diabetes Association, but medications now available only treat symptoms, not the root cause of the disease. New research from Rutgers shows promising...Show More Summary

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