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Dieting and Medication May Reduce High Blood Pressure

Adults with hypertension may be able to lower their weight and their blood pressure by following a weight-loss diet or using the medication orlistat.

Previously Unrecognized Testosterone Deficiency Common in Men with Type 1 Diabetes

Testosterone deficiency, previously recognized as common in men with type 2 diabetes, is also common in men with type 1 diabetes according to a new study.

Medications Plus Dental Materials May Equal Infection for Diabetic Patients

Medications that help control healthy insulin levels may lead to unexpected events at the dentist's office.

Study Details How Diabetes Drives Atherosclerosis

Researchers have discovered how diabetes, by driving inflammation and slowing blood flow, dramatically accelerates atherosclerosis, according to research.

Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes

Resveratrol in grape skins could stop diabetic complications such as heart disease, retinopathy and nephropathy, research finds.

Joslin Researchers Discover New Effect for Insulin

Researchers have shown that insulin has a previously unknown effect that plays a role in aging and lifespan, a finding that could ultimately provide a mechanism for gene manipulations that could help people live longer and healthier lives.

A Link Between Antidepressants and Type 2 Diabetes

While analyzing data from Saskatchewan health databases, researchers found people with a history of depression had a 30-percent increased risk of type 2 Diabetes.

A Ton of Bitter Melon Produces Sweet Results for Diabetes

Scientists have uncovered the therapeutic properties of bitter melon, a vegetable and traditional Chinese medicine, that make it a powerful treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

Weight Loss More Effective than Intensive Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetics

Weight-loss and major lifestyle changes may be more effective than intensive insulin therapy for overweight patients with poorly controlled, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, according to a diabetes researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Diabetes-Related Amputations Increase for Hispanics

Hospitalizations of adult Hispanics for diabetes-related foot or leg amputations rose sharply between 2001 and 2004. The data are for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Unaware Diabetic Mothers Place Their Unborn Children At-Risk

With less than 30% of pregnancies planned nationally, many mothers unknowingly place themselves and their unborn child at risk of heart problems, physical anomalies, and premature labor due to diabetes.

Scientists Link 11 Genetic Variations to Type 2 Diabetes

Mathematicians have developed robust new tools for winnowing out the genes behind some of humanity's most intractable diseases, including type 2 diabetes.

Parents’ High Blood Pressure Associated with Men’s Risk of Hypertension

Individuals who have one or two parents with hypertension appear to have a significantly increased risk of developing elevated blood pressure throughout their adult lives, according to a report.

Chronically Elevated Blood Sugar Levels Disable ‘fasting Switch’

Continually revved up insulin production slowly dulls the body's response to insulin. As a result, blood sugar levels start to creep up, setting the stage for diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, stroke and renal failure.

Stress Hormone Impacts Memory, Learning in Diabetes Study

A new animal study finds that increased levels of a stress hormone produced by the adrenal gland disrupt the healthy functioning of the hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for learning and short-term memory.

Secretions from the Skin of a South American Frog Could Provide a New Treatment...

The paradoxical frog secretes a substance from its skin which protects it from infection. Researchers found that it stimulates the release of insulin, the vital hormone which is deficient in diabetes sufferers.

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