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Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 …

Marijuana: Blood Sugar, Waistline Regulator? Marijuana: Blood Sugar, Waistline Regulator?
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A new study shows that people who had smoked marijuana within the last month had smaller waistlines and lower levels of insulin resistance than those who didn’t have the drug. “These are preliminary findings,” said Dr. Murray Mittleman, who worked …

Diabetes Drug Approved by U.S. FDA Committee Diabetes Drug Approved by U.S. FDA Committee
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A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee this week approved the drug canagliflozin for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. The Endrocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA voted 10 to 5 to approve the …

Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Was Previously Thought Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Was Previously Thought
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For half a century one of the most popular and most-prescribed classes of diabetes drugs has been biguanides, which includes the drug metformin. Metformin helps to keep liver glucose output in check, which, in turn, keeps blood sugar down in …

Diabetes Patients Have Extreme Heart Risks, Shows Audit Diabetes Patients Have Extreme Heart Risks, Shows Audit

The National Diabetes Audit by the U.K.’s National Health Service has just released some stark statistics on the effects of diabetes. One of the most dismal statistics shows that people with diabetes are 65% more likely to have heart failure …

Diabetes Drugs: Coffee Could Reduce Type 2 Risk Diabetes Drugs: Coffee Could Reduce Type 2 Risk
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A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information of Coffee (ISIC) shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day could lower a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes. During the 2012 World Congress on Prevention …

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Ovarian Cancer, Shows Study Diabetes Drug Could Treat Ovarian Cancer, Shows Study
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A new study has shown that a common diabetes medication may be useful in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. The study, published in the journal CANCER, showed that patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin tended …

Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study

A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore their diabetes in favor of cancer treatment. However, uncontrolled high blood sugar weakens their immune systems and is more likely to kill them than …

Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory For Alzheimer’s Patients Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory For Alzheimer’s Patients
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A new study shows that a drug used to treat insulin resistance in diabetics could improve cognitive performance in some people with Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, the drug rosiglitazone was used …

Insulin Release-Improving Vitamin D Could Prevent Clogged Arteries in Diabetics Insulin Release-Improving Vitamin D Could Prevent Clogged Arteries in Diabetics
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A new study shows that diabetics who get an adequate amount of vitamin D are less likely to have their blood vessels clog. Those who do not get enough vitamin D, however, have immune cells bind to blood vessels near …

Diabetes Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in New Study Diabetes Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in New Study

A new study, published this week in the journal Diabetologia, shows a correlation between the incidence of Type 1 diabetes and vitamin D3 serum levels. The study used samples from the U.S. Department of Defense Serum Repository, which stores more …

Diabetes Linked to Hearing Impairment in New Study Diabetes Linked to Hearing Impairment in New Study

A new study shows that patients with diabetes have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing impairment than those who do not have diabetes. The study, to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), comes in the …

Diabetes Targeted by New “Hormone Hybrids” Diabetes Targeted by New “Hormone Hybrids”

An team of scientists may have achieved a major milestone in the treatment of diabetes and obesity. The researchers engineered a method to deliver hormones to specific tissues in the body, while keeping them away from others. The team, led …

Diabetes Treatment Could Start Earlier Thanks to Newly Discovered Protein Risk Factor Diabetes Treatment Could Start Earlier Thanks to Newly Discovered Protein Risk Factor
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Researchers at Sweden’s Lund University have identified a “promising candidate” for a test that will indicate an early risk for type 2 diabetes. “We have shown that individuals who have above-average levels of a protein called SFRP4 in the blood …

Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study

A new study today revealed that adult patients with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who had cardiac bypass surgery fared better in overall heart-related outcomes than those who had a non-surgical procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI involves …

Diabetes, Heart Disease Risks Rise For Those Who Sit Diabetes, Heart Disease Risks Rise For Those Who Sit

A new study revealed this week that sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death. The study, led by the Diabetes Research Group at the University of Leicester, looked at 18 different …

Diabetes Treatment Drug Shows Encouraging Results in Trials Diabetes Treatment Drug Shows Encouraging Results in Trials

At the 48th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) this week in Berlin, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, and Eli Lilly announced data from three analyses for linagliptin, a new type 2 diabetes treatment. The studies …

Diabetes: Americans Aren’t Taking Care of Themselves Diabetes: Americans Aren’t Taking Care of Themselves
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Diabetes, whether you’re ready to admit it or not, is a serious problem in this country. At present, there are reportedly over 23 million individuals currently living with the disease in the United States alone, compared to the 366 million …

Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease
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Diabetes can be shed like so many unwanted pounds thanks to the advent of weight-loss surgery. However, according to a recent study, these procedures may not a permanent solution to their problem. In about one-fifth of the individuals who elected …

Diabetes May Lead to Decline in Memory, Thinking Ability Diabetes May Lead to Decline in Memory, Thinking Ability

Diabetes already causes a number of health concerns, including heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and foot problems. Adding to these woes is a recent study which claims that those living with diabetes and poor blood sugar may find themselves …

Israel Invents Weed Without The Stoner Effect Israel Invents Weed Without The Stoner Effect

Israeli scientists have cultivated a Marijuana plant that doesn’t get people high when they smoke it. No, it is not some form of inhumane torture, it’s an effort to deliver the medicinal soothing effects of marijuana to patients struggling with …