Monthly Archives: May 2015

Common Gene Mutation May Be Raising Your Risk of Heart Attack by 49%

A common gene mutation that regulates cholesterol levels may be raising your risk of heart attack by as much as 49% according to a...

Metformin May Reduce Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma in Diabetic Patients

A new study finds that taking the medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with reduced risk of developing the sight-threatening disease open-angle glaucoma in people...

Diabetes Risk Linked to Faster Heart Rate

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes.In...

Brains of Obese Teens Affected by TV Food Commercials

Surprising results from a recent study show that TV food commercials set off a region of the brain that controls the mouths of overweight...

New Way of Preventing Diabetes-Related Blindess Found

Several recently developed drugs slow progression to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, but do not reliably prevent it. New research points to a new treatment that...

Study Finds Best Blood Pressure Treatment for Diabetics with Kidney Disease

Study shows that two specific types of drugs, alone or in combination, are the most effective regimen for preventing end-stage kidney disease. This is...

Afternoon Protein Snack Helps Teens Control Appetite and Diet

Afternoon snacking, particularly on high-protein-soy foods, reduces afternoon appetite, delays subsequent eating and reduces unhealthy evening snacking in teenagers.Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can...

Mothers of Sons More Likely to Develop Gestational Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study found that women who were having sons were more likely to develop gestational diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes than women who...

Higher Cardiovascular Death Risk for People with Metabolic Syndrome

About 22.9 percent of adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome and a new study shows that they are more likely to die...

Hba1C Levels Did Not Improve After Personalized Education and Assessment from Ophthalmologist

Personalized education and risk assessment for people with diabetes visiting the ophthalmologist did not improve hemoglobin A1c levels or glycemic control.Providing personalized education and...

New Treatment Opportunity to Help Preserve Vision in Diabetics

Joslin research boosts evidence for a new class of treatments to help preserve vision in people with diabetes, including diabetic macular edema and retinopathy.Diabetic...

Bigger Capsules the Key to Transplanting Islet Cells?

Something as simple as changing the size of the cell-carrying spheres may be the answer to the problem researchers have been having when it...

FDA Warning: SGLT2 Inhibitors for Diabetes May Lead to a Serious Condition

The FDA is warning people about a new class of diabetes drugs that could result in ketoacidosis and may require hospitalization.The U.S. Food and...

Diabetes and Dental Health

Jim Morellie tells us why keeping your blood sugar under control can help fight gum disease for patients with diabetes. This news story has...

Cybersecurity Risks of the Artificial Pancreas

The risk of security threats targeting an artificial pancreas is a major concern and has not been sufficiently considered in the research and development...
Food advertising to children and health

Food Industry Failing to Improve Quality of Foods Advertised to Children

According to new study, food industry self-regulation has been unsuccessful and has achieved only baby steps in improving nutritional quality of foods advertised to...

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