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Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Raises Heart Disease Risk

New research shows that low levels of vitamin D are associated with a markedly higher risk of heart attack and early death.

Study Explains Decrease in Insulin-Producing Beta Cells in Diabetics

Findings suggest that strategies to prevent beta cells from de-differentiating, or to coax them to re-differentiate, might improve glucose balance in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Researchers: Risk of Diabetes Higher in Neighborhoods That Aren’t Walk-Friendly

Whether your neighbourhood is conducive to walking could determine your risk for developing diabetes...

Study: Where Body Fat is Stored May Determine Likelihood of Obese People Developing Type...

Obese individuals with excess visceral fat have an increased risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes. By contrast, persons with excess abdominal subcutaneous fat were...

Studies: Children’s Health Provided Added Benefit from Longer Exercise

Twenty minutes of daily, vigorous physical activity over just three months can reduce a child's risk of diabetes as well as his total body fat - including dangerous, deep abdominal fat - but 40 minutes works even better...

Study: Risk of Diabetes Substantially Reduced by Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery reduces the long-term risk of developing diabetes by over 80% among people with obesity...

Iron Transport May Be Linked to Cause of Diabetes

Researchers have now shown that the increased activity of one particular iron-transport protein destroys insulin-producing beta cells. In addition, the new research shows that...

Study: Statin Potency Linked to Muscle Side Effects

A study reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Research Suggests Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Cholesterol as Previously Thought

Vitamin D has been touted for its positive effects on a range of human systems, from enhancing bone health to reducing the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Single Gene Cause of Insulin Sensitivity May Offer Insight for Treating Diabetes

The first single gene cause of increased sensitivity to the hormone insulin has been discovered by a team of Oxford University researchers.

High Blood Sugar Linked to Brain Shrinkage – Even in Normal Range

People whose blood sugar is on the high end of the normal range may be at a higher risk of brain shrinkage that occurs with aging and diseases such as dementia, according to new research.

Study Reveals Extent of Type 2 Diabetes Problem in Black and Minority Ethnic Populations

Half of all people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent will develop diabetes by age 80 according to a new study.

Study: Latinos More Vulnerable to Fatty Pancreas, Type 2 Diabetes

In a study comparing white, black and Latino participants, Latinos are more likely to store fat in the pancreas and are less able to compensate by excreting additional insulin, a Cedars-Sinai study shows.

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