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Study: Leptin Could Combat Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have discovered the appetite-controlling hormone leptin could also combat type 2 diabetes.

Japanese Adults With Diabetes Have Increased Cancer Risk

Japanese adults with diabetes may have a higher risk of cancer overall and in several specific organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidney, according to results of a large study.

Physicians Often Do Not Communicate Important Medication Information

Physicians prescribing new medication often do not communicate to patients important details, such as potential side effects, how long or how often to take the drug or the specific name of the medication.

Survey: Patients Are Unaware of Serious Heart Risks of Triglycerides

Results of a national survey from the National Lipid Association (NLA) demonstrate that patients, including those at greatest risk, are woefully unaware of the cardiovascular risks associated with unhealthy levels of triglycerides

Researchers: Traditional Chinese Exercises Can Help Combat Diabetes

A pilot study for Australia's first clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of traditional Chinese exercises in preventing the growing problem of diabetes has produced startling results.

Beta-Blocker Drugs Found To Promote Diabetes

New research indicates that taking beta-blocker drugs to treat high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 50 percent, compared to newer drugs.

Study: Drug May Prevent 1-in-7 Cases of Diabetes

More than 8 percent of the world population is currently suffering from conditions that increase diabetes risk, so about one in 12 people should be taking a drug to prevent diabetes, according to a study.

Exercise in Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise, dietary changes and medication have long been the cornerstones of managing type 2 diabetes. But few studies examine how exercise actually benefits these patients.

Study: Lower Income Means Higher Risk For Heart Disease

Protein linked to heart disease found to be more prevalent in low-income people, minorities and women; findings may help explain why the poor age faster.

Possible Health Risks For Children Born to Overeating Mothers

According to the latest research from the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), overeating during pregnancy may have significant and numerous health impacts on an unborn child.

Study: Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Reduces the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Moderate red wine consumption in a form of Cabernet Sauvignon may help reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease (AD).

Insulin Receptor Stops Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Stimulation of a receptor in the brain that controls insulin responses has been shown to halt or diminish the neurodegeneration of Alzheimer's disease, providing evidence that the disease can be treated in its early stages.

Eating Soy Protein Helps Control Cholesterol

Soy protein helps lower total cholesterol, low-density lipid "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, and slightly raises high-density lipid "good" cholesterol.

Possible Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes

A new vaccine being tested in a human clinical trial holds a great deal of promise for treating type 1 diabetes, a disease that newly afflicts 35,000 children each year.

Sex And The Heart: It’s Not What You Think

A surprising new study finds that women in their 60s have as many risk factors for heart disease as men, and by their 70s have more, according to research.

Study: Links Between Sleep Loss And Diabetes

Short or poor quality sleep is associated with reduced control of blood-sugar levels in African Americans with diabetes.

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