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Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity May Ease Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Morbidly obese people who undergo minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery to lose weight may also experience a reduction in their symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

New Genetic Form of Diabetes Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new inherited form of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. A large number of genes are involved in regulating...

Study: Amish Children Are 2-Times More Physically Active Than Non-Amish Children

Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes.

Antipsychotic Medications Cause Side Effects Such as Diabetes

Study suggests that many antipsychotics affect metabolism because they activate the TGFbeta pathway - a finding that could lead to safer therapeutics for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia patients.

Study of Diabetic Veterans Details Frequency of Health Care Needs

A study of 33,481 diabetic veterans suggests that many of these individuals carry an extremely heavy burden of other diseases.

New Fruitfly Model Of Diabetes Has Future Implications For Pancreatic Cell Transplantation

A newly completed picture of how fruitflies control their blood sugar will inform researchers and clinicians about the basics of metabolism and how it relates to disease.

Darkness Unveils Vital Metabolic Fuel Switch Between Sugar And Fat, Provides New Research Target...

While their findings could provide new insight into mammalian hibernation, researchers note that the pivotal metabolic signal that emerged from the dark also presents a new target for obesity and type 2 diabetes research.

Researcher Links Diabetic Complication, Nerve Damage in Bone Marrow

A research team has discovered a link between diabetes and bone marrow nerve damage that may help treat one of the disease's most common and potentially blindness-causing complications.

Most Diabetes Drugs Provide Similar Glucose Control

Most oral medications prescribed for type 2 diabetes are similarly effective for reducing blood glucose, but the drug metformin is less likely to cause weight gain and may be more likely than other treatments to decrease so-called bad cholesterol. The new study directly compared 10 oral medications.

Study Shows That Diabetes Increases Risk of Blood Poisoning

A new study adds potentially fatal blood infections to the list of health risks from diabetes.

Near-Normal Blood Sugar Target Did Not Delay Risk of Organ Damage in People with...

In people with longstanding type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for heart attack and stroke, lowering blood sugar to near-normal levels did not delay the combined risk of diabetic damage to kidneys, eyes, or nerves, but did delay several other signs of diabetic damage.

Bigger Capsules the Key to Transplanting Islet Cells?

Something as simple as changing the size of the cell-carrying spheres may be the answer to the problem researchers have been having when it...

Common Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Liver Cancer

A drug widely used to treat Type II diabetes, may help to prevent primary liver cancer, researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center report in the April 2012 issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

Bundling 2 Low-Cost Heart Drugs Prevents Heart Attack and Stroke in Large, Diverse Population

A program that bundled two generic, low-cost drugs and gave daily doses to diabetics or heart disease sufferers is estimated to have prevented heart attacks and strokes in the first year.

Standard Long-Acting Insulin as Good as Newer Medications

An older type of long-acting insulin is as effective in treating type 2 diabetes as newer and more expensive kinds. However, the newer medications may cause fewer problems with low blood glucose while patients are sleeping.

Promising Advances in Islet Cell Transplants for Diabetes

Researchers have modified the procedure for islet cell transplantation and achieved insulin independence in diabetes patients with fewer but better-functioning pancreatic islet cells.

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