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Heart Disease Will Shorten Lives of Today’s Teens

A new study that takes a complete snapshot of adolescent cardiovascular health in the United States reveals a dismal picture of teens who are likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults do today.

Tools for Predicting Diabetes Are Not Being Used

New research suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools.

Vitamin D-Fortified Yogurt Improves Cholesterol Levels and Heart Disease for Diabetics

People with diabetes are known to have an increased risk of heart disease. New research shows that regular consumption of a vitamin D-fortified yoghurt drink improves cholesterol levels and biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction, a precursor of heart disease, in diabetics.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer

An inexpensive drug that treats Type-2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a newly published study.

Study: Hemoglobin A1c Fails to Identify Children with Diabetes or Those at Risk

Based on study results, researchers urge that a nonfasting one-hour glucose challenge test, or a random glucose, may be promising methods for identifying children with prediabetes or diabetes.

BPA, Found in Soup Can Lining, Linked with Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

A new study has found that a group of volunteers who consumed a serving of canned soup each day for five days had a more than 1,000% increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with when the same individuals consumed fresh soup daily for five days.

Study: Insulin Resistance is Associated with Inflammatory Processes that Lead to Cortical Atrophy and...

Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized. But the disease's impact on the brain is often overlooked.

Study Indicates Brain Plays Role in Regulating Blood Sugar

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the brain is a key player in regulating glucose (sugar) metabolism.

Researchers Investigate Link Between Autoimmune Diseases and Wounds That Don’t Heal

Millions of Americans suffer from wounds that don't heal, and while most are typically associated with diabetes, new research has identified another possible underlying cause - autoimmune diseases.

Study: Vegetarian Diet, Physical Activity Protect Against Diabetes in Black Population

New research shows that following a vegetarian diet and exercising at least three times a week significantly reduced the risk of diabetes in African Americans, who are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes when compared to non-Hispanic whites.

Targeted Approach Provides a New Avenue for Potential Anti-Obesity Medication

Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average 11 percent of their body weight after four weeks of treatment with an experimental drug that selectively destroys the blood supply of fat tissue.

Drug Effective in Treating Kidney Disease in Diabetics

Researchers have published promising results of a clinical study using an experimental anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug called pirfenidone to treat patients with diabetic nephropathy.

New Study Links Attitudes to Diabetes Management

According to a new study by an Ithaca College psychology professor and her two colleagues, people with diabetes who see themselves as responsible for their disease onset blame themselves for making poor lifestyle choices and are significantly less likely to monitor their glucose levels, properly inject themselves and make lifestyle choices that would benefit their condition.

First Clinical Trial of Red Wine Ingredient Shows Beneficial Metabolic Shifts

When obese men take a relatively small dose of resveratrol in purified form every day for a month, their metabolisms change for the better.

Children With Diet Lower In Fat And Higher In Fiber May Lower Risk For...

Study shows dietary intervention in adolescence benefits glycemic control and blood pressure long-term.

African-American Women with Gestational Diabetes Face High Long-Term Diabetes Risk

African American women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy face a 52 percent increased risk of developing diabetes in the future compared to white women who develop GDM during pregnancy.

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