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Metabolic Syndrome May Cause Kidney Disease

Metabolic syndrome comprises a group of medical disorders that increase people's risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature death when they occur together.

Joslin Researchers: New Target for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes Identified

Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that an enzyme found in the mitochondria of cells is decreased in the skeletal muscle of those with diabetes, a finding that could lead to the development of drugs to boost the activity of this enzyme in an effort to fight the disease.

Six New Genetic Variants Linked to Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians Identified

An international team of researchers led by Imperial College London has identified six new genetic variants associated with type-2 diabetes in South Asians.

Increased Risk of Heart Disease for Arthritis Sufferers

A new study showed that the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with RA is due to disease-related inflammation as well as the risk factors which affect the general population.

Study: 15 Minutes of Moderate Daily Exercise Lengthens Life

Taiwanese who exercise for 15 minutes a day, or 92 minutes per week, extended their expected lifespan by three years compared to people who are inactive, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help Prevent Recurrent Strokes in Younger People

New research indicates cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins may help prevent future strokes among young people who have already had a stroke.

Even with Regular Exercise, People with Inactive Lifestyles are More at Risk for Chronic...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles and 75 percent do not meet the weekly exercise recommendations to maintain good health.

Trastuzumab Raises Heart Problem Risk in the Elderly with History of Diabetes or Heart...

The 1st study to investigate the effect of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) on heart and vascular function in elderly patients has found that it increases the risk of heart problems, particularly in women with a history of heart disease, diabetes or both.

Researchers Zero in on Protein That May Help Treat Diabetes, Obesity

A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a study by York University researchers.

Red Meat Linked to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk; Processed Red Meats Especially Boost...

A new study finds a strong association between the consumption of red meat - particularly when the meat is processed - and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. It also shows that replacing red meat with healthier proteins can significantly lower the risk.

Study: Boosting Brown Fat Levels May Combat Obesity Epidemic

Researchers have shown that a type of good fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children – increasing until puberty and then declining -- and is most active in leaner children.

Test May Help Predict Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events in Diabetics

Measuring hemoglobin A1c (HbA 1c) levels in patients with diabetes is associated with improvement in models for predicting risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Study: Menopause Does Not Raise Risk for Diabetes

Menopause has little to no impact on whether women become more susceptible to diabetes, according to a one-of-a-kind study.

Study: Building Muscle Can Lower Risk of Insulin Resistance

A recent study found that the greater an individual's total muscle mass, the lower the person's risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes, Smoking, High Blood Pressure and Being Overweight in Middle Age May Damage Thinking

A new study suggests smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight in middle age may cause brain shrinkage and lead to cognitive problems up to a decade later.

New Link Found Between Insulin Resistance and Obesity

Scientists have uncovered a new way in which obesity wreaks its havoc, by altering the production of proteins that affect how other proteins are spliced together.

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