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Diabetes, Obesity Linked by Missing Protein

Diabetes, Obesity Linked by Missing Protein

By Sean Patterson July 3, 2014

It’s been clear now for decades that obesity is somehow linked to the development of diabetes. As Americans have grown to staggering proportions, diabetes diagnoses have risen accordingly, even among teens. Exactly why this is the case isn’t fully understood, …

New Study to Examine Vitamin D, Diabetes Link New Study to Examine Vitamin D, Diabetes Link

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that a new clinical trial to research vitamin D’s role in diabetes prevention has begun. The “large-scale” study, nicknamed D2d, will look at around 2,500 people over the age of 30 …

Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

The common admonishment for children to eat their fruits and vegetables may have more truth behind it than most common food adages. A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has partially confirmed the saying, linking …

Weight Loss Doesn't Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics Weight Loss Doesn't Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics

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 …

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 Thought Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Was 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 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 Drug Shows Successs in Trials Diabetes Treatment Drug Shows Successs 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: American Teens Currently at High Risk Diabetes: American Teens Currently at High Risk
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Diabetes in American teenagers is at all time high, according to recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1999, nearly 9% of kids either had diabetes or pre-diabetes, though that number has jumped to an astronomical …