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Study Identifies Key Factor that Links Metabolic Syndrome

A new study led by researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor in the cause of metabolic syndrome and its associated atherosclerosis.

Study Finds Increasing Rates of Diabetes Among Older Americans

The annual number of Americans older than 65 newly diagnosed with diabetes increased by 23 percent between 1994 to 1995 and 2003 to 2004, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Cutting Caffeine May Help Control Diabetes

Daily consumption of caffeine in coffee, tea or soft drinks increases blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes and may undermine efforts to control their disease.

Environmental Pollution and Diabetes May Be Linked

Cambridge scientists are advocating additional research into the little understood links between environmental pollution and type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Syndrome Affects Nearly 1 in 10 US Teens

About nine percent of teenagers may have metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors that put them on the path toward heart disease and diabetes in adulthood.

Elusive Pancreatic Stem Cells Found in Adult Mice

Just as many scientists had given up the search, researchers have discovered that the pancreas does indeed harbor stem cells with the capacity to generate new insulin-producing beta cells.

Overweight Patients with Diabetes Appear More Likely to Achieve Remission with Weight-Loss Surgery

Preliminary research indicates that obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had gastric banding surgery lost more weight and had a higher likelihood of diabetes remission compared to patients who used conventional methods for weight loss and diabetes control.

Lipoic Acid (ALA) Could Reduce Atherosclerosis, Weight Gain

A new study has discovered that supplements of lipoic acid can inhibit formation of arterial lesions, lower triglycerides, and reduce blood vessel inflammation and weight gain - all key issues for addressing cardiovascular disease.

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