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Depression Worsens Outcome in Diabetes

A diabetic person's emotional state may affect the progression of complications of the disease, suggests a new analysis of 27 studies that link depression to various diabetes complications.

Obese People Suffer Bias From a Variety of Societal Sources, Including Their Own Physicians

Data presented shows conclusively that overweight people are subject to bias even from physicians whose primary focus is the treatment of obesity.

Rapid Infant Weight Gain May Predict Childhood Obesity

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia find that rapid rates of weight gain during infancy could be linked to obesity later in childhood.

Nearly Two-thirds of GPs are Unaware that Insulin Resistance, a Fundamental Cause of Type...

While GPs’ understanding of the definition of insulin resistance is excellent (85% know it is the inability of the body to respond to its own insulin), the number of patients that it affects is being greatly underestimated.

New Study Shows Targeted Lifestyle Changes Could Turn the Tide Aganst Diabetes and Heart...

World-first research at the University of Otago in New Zealand could help reverse the world-wide epidemic of diabetes and significantly reduce heart disease. Results show a 20% improvement in the body’s ability to use insulin.

Herbal Oils May Enhance Insulin Sensitivity and Lower Blood Pressure in Diabetic Rats

Research at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that a combination of naturally occurring edible oils may be effective in treating Type II diabetes.

Diabetes Control Falling Short Among African Americans

According to a new study, behavioral changes and improved preventive measures are required to rein in poorly controlled blood sugar and cholesterol in African Americans with diabetes.

Finding of Key Blood Sugar controller Could Yield New Diabetes Drugs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have discovered the long-sought molecular "switch" that regulates the liver’s production of glucose.

Age-old Drug Points To Potential New Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

An age-old drug may point to a brand new way to treat type 2 diabetes, according to scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center and the University of California in San Diego (UCSD).

FDA Approves Dermagraft for Treatment of Chronic Foot Ulcers in Patients with Diabetes

The FDA has approved the Premarket Approval Application for Dermagraft in the treatment of chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes.

Geron Grows Stem Cells Without Mice Feeder Cells

Geron Corp. announced the publication on Monday of research demonstrating a way to grow human embryonic stem cells without using feeder cells from mice.

Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Medication Metformin Also Effective

At least 10 million Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes can sharply lower their chances of getting the disease with diet and exercise, according to the findings of a major clinical trial.

Inflammation May Play Role in Type 2 Diabetes

Elevated blood levels of two inflammatory substances seem to be independent risk factors for type 2 diabetes, researchers report.

NIH Launches First Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise in...

The first long-term study to look at the effects of weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes was launched at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association today.

More American Children and Teens Are Overweight

The latest findings from CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that more and more children and teens are overweight, continuing the pattern the survey documented over the past two decades when the number of overweight children and teens nearly doubled.

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