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High Cholesterol Predicts Lower Mortality in Dialysis Patients But Is Not Protective

Kidney dialysis patients with higher cholesterol levels die at a lower rate than those with lower cholesterol levels.

Storing Too Much Iron May Put Healthy Women at Increased Risk for Type 2...

Higher amounts of iron stores in the blood are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in healthy women who have no known diabetes risk factors.

Patients Needing Dialysis Prefer ‘Peritoneal’ Method Rather Than Hemodialysis

Patients beginning dialysis are more likely to rate their overall care higher and be more satisfied if they receive peritoneal dialysis rather than hemodialysis.

Diabetes Patients Skip Medications to Save Money; Costs of Multiple Prescriptions Overwhelming For Some

Researchers found diabetes patients' prescription drugs costs created a financial burden that even led to cutting back on basic needs such as food or heat.

Diabetes Doubles Risk of Liver Disease and Liver Cancer

Researchers have shown that diabetes can cause chronic liver disease and cancer of the liver.

Possible Mechanism For Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease Discovered

Insulin resistance in brain cells can affect how they function, causing some of the biochemical changes typically seen in Alzheimer's disease.

Young People Prone to Type 2 Diabetes Exhibit Alterations in Mitochondrial Activity

Researchers have found that decreased activity in muscle mitochondria may be a major factor in the development of type 2 diabetes in young.

Kidney Transplant Patients Who Develop Diabetes Show Poor Short-Term Outcomes

Patients who develop diabetes shortly after kidney transplantation have poorer short-term outcomes than those who had the disease before transplant.

Researchers A Step Further in Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Researchers have achieved insulin independence in four of six patients with long-term Type 1 diabetes.

Most People With Diabetes Do Not Meet Treatment Goals; Little Improvement in Last Decade

Less than 12 percent of people with diagnosed diabetes meet the recommended goals for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Dieters Decrease Heart Risk On Moderate Fat Program

Although low-fat diets are recommended for heart health, a moderate-fat weight loss diet reduced dieters' cardiovascular risk better than a low-fat diet.

Vitamins Do Little to Prevent Recurrent Stroke

A major national study testing whether high-dose vitamins could prevent another stroke found that the vitamins had little effect.

Lots of Low-Fat Food is Better Than Small Portions of High-Fat Food

Diet of low-fat products is better than smaller portions of normal high-fat food for preventing diabetes in obese people.

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