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Neighborhood environments and risk for type 2 diabetes

Neighborhood resources to support greater physical activity and, to a lesser extent, healthy diets appear to be associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, although the results vary by the method of measurement used, according to an article.

What You Eat Isn't What You Get: The 6 Troubling Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of American adults are obese. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million Americans ages 20+ have pre-diabetes. Show More Summary

Gigi Hadid & Joe Jonas' Relationship Still Needs His Mom's Stamp of Approval

Gigi Hadid is hot pink while attending the Greater Los Angeles Chapter Of The American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday (June 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 20-year-old supermodel was joined by her handsome boyfriend Joe Jonas, his younger brother Nick, and their mom Denise. [...]

Endocrine Society Diabetes, Diversity Programs Win Association Honors

An Endocrine Society-led diabetes initiative's interactive tools earned top honors and two other Society programs won Silver in the ASAE 2015 Power of A Awards, the Society announced today.

Nut consumption associated with reduced risk of some types of cancer

Cancer and type 2 diabetes are two of the most significant public health burdens facing the world today, and currently available data suggests their prevalence is expected to continue to increase. Nut consumption has long been hypothesized to have a role in preventing both of these diseases, but until now evidence has been inconsistent. Show More Summary

Early behavior problems may be linked to 'aging' biomarkers in preschoolers

Preschoolers with oppositional defiant behavior are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which in adults is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Twitter hashtags associated with diabetes analyzed

An analysis of Twitter hashtag use on the subject of diabetes provides new insights about spreading health information through social media. The study looked at the hashtag #diabetes and its interaction with two Twitter measures of engagement, retweeting and "favoriting."

Comorbid Conditions Associated with Worse Lung Cancer Survival

Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure have a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without comorbid conditions. The prevalence of these comorbidities is higher in older lung cancer patients than patients who are younger. Show More Summary

Study links severe restless legs syndrome to increased risk of stroke

Increased restless legs syndrome severity is associated with subsequent increased risk of stroke, researchers report. The study group comprised 72,916 female registered nurses ages 41-58 years in 2005, free of diabetes, stroke, and pregnancy at the baseline.

Lean despite many calories

Scientists have identified an enzyme in mice that is involved in obesity and metabolic disruptions associated with it, such as type 2 diabetes. When the investigators turned off the enzyme in experiments, the animals did not gain any weight despite being fed a diet that was rich in fat and caloric content. Show More Summary

Cedric The Entertainer Urges Americans To 'Step On Up' With Diabetic Nerve Pain Awareness

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer is encouraging Americans to learn about diabetic nerve pain through his new health initiative, “Step on Up.” The partnership, which was developed by Pfizer and the American Diabetes Association, aims to...Show More Summary

Missing teeth predict cardiovascular events

Advanced tooth loss often indicates that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases. In an extensive cohort study, it was shown that tooth loss associate with future cardiovascular events, diabetes and death.

CT angiography links arterial plaque with diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol

Non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and elevated 'bad' cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals, according to a new study. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in men and women worldwide, accounting for 17 million deaths annually.

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

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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.

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