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Role in Type 1 Diabetes Provides Clue for Researchers Who Discovered ‘Obesity Gene’

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.

Study: Common Diabetes Drug May Treat Ovarian Cancer

Diabetics with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin for their diabetes had a better survival rate than patients who did not take the drug, a Mayo Clinic study shows.

Declining Physical Activity Levels Are Associated With Increasing Obesity

The recent worldwide increase in obesity has been attributed to environmental factors such as more sedentary lifestyles and excessive food intake.

Studies of Diet Offer Little Insight to Preventing Pregnancy-Related Diabetes

Many health care professionals suspect that a low glycemic diet may play a significant role in controlling pregnancy-related diabetes, but a recent review of evidence evaluating the effects of diet proved inconclusive.

Sleep Apnea Widely Undiagnosed Among Overweight Type 2 Diabetics

a new study finds that sleep apnea is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type 2 diabetes - nearly 87 percent of participants reported symptoms, but were never diagnosed.

Diet As Good as Drug for Lowering Cholesterol, Says Study

Researchers shown that a vegetarian diet composed of specific plant foods can lower cholesterol as effectively as a drug treatment.

Exercise, Diet, Supplements Play Role in Lowering Cholesterol without Drugs

When it's time to rein in cholesterol, the go-to prescription is usually statins. These medications can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) from 25 percent to 50 percent, but statins aren't for everyone. The Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource outlines other ways to lower cholesterol.

Simple Device for Sleep Apnea Lowers Diabetes Risk

Pre-diabetics are at increased risk for developing diabetes and many also have untreated sleep apnea. There is a simple device that can reduce the...

Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Control May Reverse Atherosclerosis in Adults with Diabetes

Aggressively lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels below current targets in adults with type 2 diabetes may help to prevent - and possibly reverse - hardening of the arteries.

Nicotine By-Product Reacts with Proteins; May Contribute to The Pathology of Diabetes, Cancer, Aging,...

Two researchers have discovered that a chemical called nornicotine — which is naturally present in tobacco — may contribute to the pathology of diabetes, cancer, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.

New Treatment Opportunity to Help Preserve Vision in Diabetics

Joslin research boosts evidence for a new class of treatments to help preserve vision in people with diabetes, including diabetic macular edema and retinopathy. Diabetic...

Study: Higher Death Rates Associated with Increasing Degrees of Obesity

While obesity has generally been viewed as a single significant health concern, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests that not all obese women share the same health risks.
New Blood Thinner Better than Aspirin for Blood Clots

Blood Thinner Rivaroxaban Beats Aspirin for Clots and Thromboembolism

A McMaster University study discovered that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is better at preventing future blood clots than aspirin, and just as safe. An international...

FDA Approves New Treatment for Gastrointestinal and Kidney Cancer

FDA announced approval of Sutent, a new targeted anti-cancer treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, a rare stomach cancer, and advanced kidney cancer.

Researchers Identify Protein That Overcomes Leptin Resistance

The identification of a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the hormone leptin could help scientists move one step closer to creating a drug therapy to help prevent and treat obesity.

Statins Raise Aggression in Women, Lower it in Men

Can statins be causing aggressive behavior in women - and does age make a difference in the level of aggression? See what a new...

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