Monthly Archives: August 2009
Even as low-carbohydrate/high-protein diets have proven successful at helping individuals rapidly lose weight, little is known about the diets' long-term effects on vascular health.
Cholesterol can affect the flow of the electrical currents that generate the heart beat
Elevated levels of the enzyme arginase contribute to vascular eye damage and researchers say therapies to normalize its levels could halt progression of potentially blinding diseases such as diabetic retinopathy.
Scientists have discovered what may be an important clue to the cause of type 1 diabetes. Nearly half of study participants had an abnormal immune response to wheat proteins.
For the first time, it has been shown that patients who receive night home hemodialysis live just as long as those who receive kidney transplants from deceased donors.
Low levels of vitamin D are known to nearly double the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, and researchers now think they know why.
A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity reports that consumption of sugar-free beverages sweetened with low-calorie sweeteners increases dietary restraint, a key aspect of successful weight maintenance.
New findings suggest that it's not whether body fat is stored in the belly that affects metabolic risk factors for diabetes, high blood triglycerides and cardiovascular disease, but whether it collects in the liver.
Older patients with diabetes who take antipsychotic medications appear to have an increased risk of hospitalization for hyperglycemia (elevated blood glucose level), especially soon after beginning treatment.
Ophthalmology Journal reports on use of bevacizumab (Avastin), to benefit diabetic patients with macular edema as well as people who develop cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery.
A research team discovered a novel function of a hormone found in the gut that might potentially lower glucose levels in diabetes.
Noninvasive imaging (MRI) may aid physicians in the early diagnosis, staging and treatment of diabetes, according to the first study of its kind to apply noninvasive imaging techniques to diabetes research.
In findings that add to the prospects of regenerating insulin-producing cells in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers have shown that insulin-producing beta cells can be derived from non-insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
Scientists have identified a gene that may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes.
Short sleep times may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may increase the long-term risk of diabetes.
People classified as obese and those with pre-diabetes have raised levels of a protein called SPARC, that can cause tissue scarring.