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Genetically elevated triglyceride level associated with protection against type 2 diabetes

Elevated plasma triglyceride level is considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but new findings suggest that a genetically-elevated triglyceride level is associated with protection against type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that triglyceride-increasing alleles are associated with decreased type 2 diabetes incidence.

Metformin use associated with reduced risk of developing open-angle glaucoma

Taking the medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with reduced risk of developing the sight-threatening disease open-angle glaucoma in people with diabetes, according to a study.

B.B. King's Daughters Believe He Was Murdered

Blues legend B.B. King died in Las Vegas less than two weeks ago; he was 89 years old. King had suffered from diabetes, and a recent decline in health—at the time of his death, his attorney told the Associated Press that he died peacefully in his sleep. Two of his daughters, however, believe King was murdered. [ more › ]

B.B. King's Daughters Think Their Dad Was Poisoned

Photo courtesy of bbking.com Legendary bluesman B.B. King passed away this month due to complications from diabetes, but the Associated Press has just obtained sworn affidavits filed by two of his daughters that suggest foul play. King's...Show More Summary

Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers.

Three Important Things You Probably Don't Know About Diabetes

When we think of diabetes, we tend to think of rich people with poor lifestyles. A chronic disease linked with obesity, heart disease and worse outcomes for some infectious diseases, diabetes tends to be associated in our minds with wealth, excess and over-consumption. Read more...

Medical News Today: Pregnancy-related diabetes 'more likely with a boy'

Risk of gestational diabetes, which produces hyperglycemia in many pregnant women, has been associated with the sex of the fetus in a large new study.

Research boosts evidence for a new class of treatments to help preserve vision

A substantial percentage of patients with diabetic macular edema do not have high levels of the VEGF protein in the fluid inside their eyes but do have high levels of a protein called PKal (plasma kallikrein) and associated molecules that are key players in an inflammatory molecular pathway involved in the disease, research concludes. Show More Summary

Joslin Researcher Identifies Inflammatory Pathway That Offers VEGF-Independent Target for Diabetic Macular Edema Drugs

Research in the lab of Edward P. Feener, Ph.D., Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology and Director of the Proteomics Core at Joslin Diabetes Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, nowShow More Summary

Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy: To Walk or Not to Walk?

It is now well known that engaging in light to moderate physical activity on a regular basis is of significant value for most people that have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. In fact the American Diabetes Association recommends that...Show More Summary

Replacing one serving of sugary drink per day cuts risk of type 2 diabetes

New research published today in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) indicates that for each 5% increase of a person's total energy intake provided by sweet drinks including soft drinks, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes may increase by 18%. Show More Summary

More Evidence Linking Sugared Drinks To Diabetes

A new study uncovers some potentially important new details about the association between sugared drinks and diabetes. In a paper published in Diabetologia, researchers in the UK report on a study of more than 25,000 adults. Over the course of more than 10 years of followup 847 participants went on to develop diabetes. Instead [...]

Urine profiles provide clues to how obesity causes disease

Being overweight or obese is associated with higher risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, but the mechanisms connecting body fat and disease are not well understood. Scientists have identified chemical markers in urine associated with body mass, providing insights into how obesity causes disease.

UT Southwestern's Dr. Philipp Scherer to Receive Banting Medal ? American Diabetes Association's Highest Honor ? for Diabetes Research

Dr. Philipp Scherer, Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will receive the prestigious Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the highest honor bestowed by the American Diabetes Association

What 2 Weeks of Soda Can Do to Your Heart

Sugary drinks are linked to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes -- and the more soda people drink the more likely these outcomes. The deniers keep arguing that association isn't proof that one actually causes the...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Study finds increased risk of type 2 diabetes with statin use

A new study associates statin use with a 46% increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This risk is linked to statins that reduce insulin sensitivity and secretion, say the authors.

Shared Risk Factors Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer, Says Major AACR Symposium

In a major symposium at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, examines research demonstrating the link between cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

That heavy snorer next to you may be killing brain cells

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The dangers associated with night-time breathing disturbances, such as obstructive sleep apnea are well known: increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and diabetes, not to mention sometimes dangerous daytime drowsiness, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.Read full article >>

Risk for Autism Heightened During Mid-Pregnancy Diabetes, Study Finds

According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, children born from a mother who developed diabetes early in her pregnancy have heightened risk of having autism.

Depression, diabetes associated with increased dementia risk

Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes compared with people who had neither condition,...Show More Summary

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