Monthly Archives: December 2002
45-Percent of New Dialysis Patients are Diabetic; Longer Treatment and Highly Permeable Artificial Kidney...
Longer dialysis treatment and use of a highly permeable artificial kidney may not improve survival rates or reduce hospitalization of patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Less costly, traditional diuretics work better than newer medicines to treat high blood pressure and prevent some forms of heart disease.
Alcohol-induced sodium sensitivity may be one of the mechanisms underlying the association among heavy alcohol consumption, alcohol withdrawal, and high blood pressure.
Researchers have successfully tested micro-sized gelatin particles that may one day deliver therapeutic genes to treat a type of kidney disease.
A collaboration of scientists has developed a new mouse model of lipoatrophic diabetes, and highlighted leptin therapy as a successful tool to combat this rare form of type II diabetes.
FDA has cleared the first over-the-counter test that measures glycated hemoglobin in people with diabetes.
People who received dietary counseling to help them lower their cholesterol levels reported higher levels of satisfaction with their quality of life and health care than individuals who tried to lower their cholesterol in other ways, according to a new study.
Black and Hispanic children face higher risk than white children for insulin resistance-a stepping-stone to type 2 diabetes-regardless of whether they are heavy or thin, according to researchers.
A team led by Deborah J. Good has identified a gene that appears to play a role in obesity, physical activity, and sex behaviors in mice.
Using a simple blood test, researchers have identified a gene that determines which diabetes patients are at greater risk for developing heart disease.
Almost nobody can stop eating at just one normal serving if there's extra food on their plate, and this tendency coupled with the spread of megaportions may be contributing to the American obesity epidemic.
A diet combining a handful of known cholesterol-lowering plant components cut bad cholesterol by close to 30-percent in a recent study.
A protein in the eye may aid in preventing and treating autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis and diabetes.
Researchers have found that drugs used to prevent blood coagulation appear to have different effects in heart patients with diabetes.