Researchers identify how leptin may result in the development of drugs to help manage obesity and diabetes.
A parent who encourages a preschool child to clean his plate before leaving the table or before getting dessert may be contributing to a problem that has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States-obesity among preschool children.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who incorporate stress management techniques into their routine care can significantly reduce their average blood glucose levels, according to a new study.
A blood pressure medicine's success at lowering pressure shouldn't be the only measure of its effectiveness, say researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues in an editorial in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine.
High blood pressure affects 71 percent of people with diabetes but few of them receive adequate treatment to achieve recommended levels, according to a new study.
sedentary lifestyle, as indicated by time spent watching television, is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes; and greater physical activity is associated with a reduced risk, according to an article in the June 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a member of the JAMA family of journals.
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that women with diabetes were significantly less likely to undergo screening for breast cancer by mammography than patients in a control group.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who incorporate stress management techniques into their routine care can significantly reduce their average blood glucose levels, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
By manipulating a cell that controls the immune system’s response to infections, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleague have prevented the onset of diabetes in mice predisposed to the disease.
Pregnant diabetics have more gingival inflammation and deeper pockets between their teeth and gums, which are symptoms of periodontal disease, than non-diabetic pregnant women, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.
There's encouraging news for the more than 16 million Americans living with diabetes-painful needlesticks associated with insulin injection may soon be a thing of the past.
Researchers continue to develop treatments for this condition, in which the heart cannot adequately pump blood around the body, causing fluid to seep into the lungs and hinder breathing. Two of these treatments - a drug injection and a new type of pacemaker -recently were approved by the FDA.
De novo lipogenesis is the metabolic route by which mammals convert excessive dietary carbohydrates into fat. Given the prevalence of highly refined carbohydrates in the American diet, this process may play a significant role in the increase in obesity in the U.S. population.
A diabetic person's emotional state may affect the progression of complications of the disease, suggests a new analysis of 27 studies that link depression to various diabetes complications.
Results of a new medical study suggest that vaccines can be made that would inhibit development of insulin-dependent diabetes.
A new study suggests that obese Black teenagers have a greater risk of developing diabetes as adults than do their white counterparts.