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Eating Fatty Fish Once a Week Reduces Men’s Risk of Heart Failure

Eating salmon or other fatty fish just once a week helped reduce men's risk of heart failure, adding to growing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are of benefit to cardiac health.

Treatment Algorithm Helps Successfully Manage Diabetes After Transplant Surgery

New research highlighting the relationship between steroids and insulin requirements suggests a possible treatment algorithm in post-liver transplant patients.

Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) and Diabetes

Being sick by itself can raise your blood glucose. Moreover, illness can prevent you from eating properly, which further affects blood glucose. In addition, diabetes can make the immune system more vulnerable to severe cases of the flu.

Obesity, Diabetes Interfere with Work Productivity

Obese workers with type 2 diabetes report less productivity on the job than their normal-weight co-workers, and diabetes in itself has an effect on work impairment.

Hypertension, Diabetes and Increased Carotid Artery Wall Thickness Means Increased Risk of Stroke

Increased carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT), which can cause heart attack and stroke in many patients, is significantly related to diabetes and hypertension.

Severe Hypoglycemia Linked with Higher Risk of Dementia for Older Adults with Diabetes

Having hypoglycemic (low blood sugar level) episodes that are severe enough to require hospitalization are associated with a greater risk of dementia for older adults with type 2 diabetes.

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Increases Risk of Diabetes

Researchers have found that people who sleep too much or not enough are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.

New Class of Low-Sugar Drinks Proposed to Help Stem Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics

Strong evidence shows that sugary drinks are an important contributor to the epidemic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States.

Psoriasis Associated with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure in Women

Women with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk for developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).

Too Much Sugar is Bad, But Which Sugar is Worse: Fructose or Glucose?

Fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages can adversely affect both sensitivity to the hormone insulin and how the body handles fats, creating medical conditions that increase susceptibility to heart attack and stroke.

Heart Screening Unnecessary in Type 2 Diabetes Patients with No Symptoms

Routine screening for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms of angina or a history of coronary disease is unnecessary and may lead initially to more invasive and costly heart procedures.

Use of Pancreatic Islets Show Promise in Diabetes Research, Treatments

The use of pancreatic islets (hormone-producing cells) is increasing in diabetes research and may play an important role in future treatments.

Stem Cell Transplantation Helps Patients with Diabetes Become Insulin Free

The majority of patients with type 1 diabetes who underwent a certain type of stem cell transplantation became insulin free, several for more than three years, with good glycemic control, and also increased C-peptide levels.

Device Protects Transplanted Pancreatic Cells from the Immune System

Research team found that by using precursor cells that had not completely differentiated, the transplanted cells could regenerate into fully functional beta cells.

Researchers Discover Link Between Schizophrenia and Diabetes

People with schizophrenia are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Weight At Birth Tied to Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk

Lower weight at birth may increase inflammatory processes in adulthood, which are associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

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