Monthly Archives: August 2011
Metabolic syndrome comprises a group of medical disorders that increase people's risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature death when they occur together.
Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that an enzyme found in the mitochondria of cells is decreased in the skeletal muscle of those with diabetes, a finding that could lead to the development of drugs to boost the activity of this enzyme in an effort to fight the disease.
An international team of researchers led by Imperial College London has identified six new genetic variants associated with type-2 diabetes in South Asians.
A new study showed that the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with RA is due to disease-related inflammation as well as the risk factors which affect the general population.
Taiwanese who exercise for 15 minutes a day, or 92 minutes per week, extended their expected lifespan by three years compared to people who are inactive, according to a study published in The Lancet.
New research indicates cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins may help prevent future strokes among young people who have already had a stroke.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles and 75 percent do not meet the weekly exercise recommendations to maintain good health.
The 1st study to investigate the effect of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) on heart and vascular function in elderly patients has found that it increases the risk of heart problems, particularly in women with a history of heart disease, diabetes or both.
A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a study by York University researchers.
A new study finds a strong association between the consumption of red meat - particularly when the meat is processed - and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. It also shows that replacing red meat with healthier proteins can significantly lower the risk.
Researchers have shown that a type of good fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children â€“ increasing until puberty and then declining -- and is most active in leaner children.
Measuring hemoglobin A1c (HbA 1c) levels in patients with diabetes is associated with improvement in models for predicting risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Menopause has little to no impact on whether women become more susceptible to diabetes, according to a one-of-a-kind study.
A recent study found that the greater an individual's total muscle mass, the lower the person's risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of type 2 diabetes.
A new study suggests smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight in middle age may cause brain shrinkage and lead to cognitive problems up to a decade later.
Scientists have uncovered a new way in which obesity wreaks its havoc, by altering the production of proteins that affect how other proteins are spliced together.
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