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Study Reinforces Link Between Obesity, High-Fat Meals and Heart Disease

The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors such as their waist size and triglyceride levels.

Obesity Has Doubled Since 1980, Major Global Analysis of Risk Factors Reveals

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, according to a major study on how three important heart disease risk factors have changed across the world over the last three decades.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Memory Loss in Older People

Older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher risk for memory loss.

New Approach May Lead to Improved Treatment of Diabetic Wounds, Bed Sores and Other...

Researchers are reporting on a promising new approach to treating diabetic wounds, bed sores, chronic ulcers and other slow-to-heal wounds.

What makes Fructose Fattening? Researchers Find Some Clues in the Brain

New research demonstrates that the brain - which serves as a master control for body weight - reacts differently to fructose compared with another common sweetener, glucose.

Researchers Find Brain Insulin Plays Critical Role in the Development of Diabetes

Researchers have discovered a novel function of brain insulin, indicating that impaired brain insulin action may be the cause of the unrestrained lipolysis that initiates and worsens type 2 diabetes.

Chronically Ill Children Are 88 Percent More Likely to Suffer Physical Abuse

Children with chronic health conditions such as diabetes are 88% more likely to suffer physical abuse than healthy children, according to research in the March issue of Acta Paediatrica.

Statins May Prevent Diabetic-Related Blindness

New research has found that a statin drug that is often known by the brand-name Lipitor may help prevent blindness in people with diabetes.

Leptin Resistance May Prevent Severe Lung Disease in Patients with Diabetes

Resistance to leptin, a protein that plays a key role in regulating metabolism and appetite, may help prevent the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute lung injury (ALI) in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Inhaled Corticosteroids Increase Diabetes Mellitus Risk

Inhaled corticosteroids are widely used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, these drugs may be associated with diabetes development and progression.

Researchers Uncover Cellular Mechanism Responsible for Chronic Inflammation, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have demonstrated that certain T cells require input from monocytes in order to maintain their pro-inflammatory response in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study also showed, for the first time, how a loss in homeostasis in this group of T cells most likely promotes chronic inflammation associated with T2D.

Birch Bark Ingredient Comes with Many Metabolic Benefits

An ingredient found in abundance in birch bark appears to have an array of metabolic benefits, according to new studies that are reported in the January issue of Cell Metabolism.

Routine Blood Test May Identify People with Pre-Diabetes, Cutting Later Treatment Costs

A simpler form of testing individuals with risk factors for diabetes could improve diabetes prevention efforts by substantially increasing the number of individuals who complete testing and learn whether or not they are likely to develop diabetes.

Researchers Find Rising Levels of Hypertension in Older Mexican-Americans

A new study reveals that the prevalence of hypertension in older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States has increased in the last decade.

Researchers Discover Root Cause of Blood Vessel Damage in Diabetes

A key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Study: Diabetes Affects Patients’ Well-Being and Also Impacts Spouses

Older patients with diabetes who are not dealing well with the disease are likely to have symptoms of depression, and spouses of older patients also suffer distress related to diabetes and its management, according to research from Purdue University.

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