Monthly Archives: October 2010
Diabetes is the leading reason for kidney failure in the world, resulting in patients requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. New research has found a cell in the kidney could be the key to understanding why this happens.
A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatment options for young patients.
America continues to lag behind other nations when it comes to gains in life expectancy, and commonly cited causes for our poor performance - obesity, smoking, traffic fatalities and homicide - are not to blame.
Persistent exposure to light at night may lead to weight gain, even without changing physical activity or eating more food.
Insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, appears to be associated with an increased risk of stroke in individuals without diabetes.
Cardio-metabolic risk factors such as high blood sugar and insulin, and low high density lipoprotein cholesterol that are present before pregnancy, predict whether a woman will develop diabetes during a future pregnancy.
A national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity.
A research team has identified the mechanism behind a single gene linked to the causes of both Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes.