Diabetes Related Health News

News about conditions related to diabetes, or diseases that people with diabetes often have, such as neuropathy, kidney failure, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, heart disease, blindness and more.

Stress Causes Heart-Damaging Fats to Stay in Blood Longer

A new study has found the first evidence that short periods of psychological stress can cause the body to take longer to clear heart-damaging fats from the bloodstream.

Depression Raises Heart Failure Rate in Elderly Women

A new study shows that depression is associated with an increased incidence of heart failure in elderly women, but not elderly men.

Single Enzyme May Be Linked to Obesity

The increased activity of a single enzyme in fat cells may be a common cause of obesity and obesity-linked diseases, including diabetes.

Researchers Identify Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers identify how leptin may result in the development of drugs to help manage obesity and diabetes.

Study Finds DASH Diet And Reduced Sodium Lowers Blood Pressure For All

The DASH diet plus reduced dietary sodium lowers blood pressure for all persons, according to the first detailed subgroup analysis of the DASH study results.

Diets High in Red Meat Linked to Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

Dietary factors are recognized as contributing to the development of stomach and esophagus cancers.

High Blood Pressure Common, Undertreated in Diabetes

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.

Blood Pressure Medications Not Equal, Researchers Say

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.

Infection Cited As A Direct Link To Artery Thickening

A person’s risk of dying from heart disease may be predicted by the number of infectious agents present in the blood, according to a report in today’s Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Access to Healthy Foods Limited In Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier neighborhoods have more than three times as many supermarkets as poor neighborhoods, limiting access for many people to the basic elements of a healthy diet, according to a new study.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Report Diabetic Women Less Likely to Undergo Mammograms

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.

Cardiac Stress Tests May Indicate If Blockages Will Recur After Angioplasty With Stent Implant

A nuclear cardiac stress test administered shortly after a coronary angioplasty with stent implantation may give important clues to whether the procedure was successful or whether the patient will require more procedures.

Ibuprofen Blocks Aspirin’s Ability To Protect Against Heart Attacks

The ibuprofen that you take to ease arthritis pain can counteract the aspirin that you take to protect your heart, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

High Blood Triglycerides Are Independent Risk Factor For Stroke

For the first time, researchers have shown that high triglycerides – a type of blood fat – are a strong independent predictor of a person’s risk for stroke.

Two New Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

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.

Ohio State Scientists Bake Heart Healthy Soy Bread

A team of scientists at The Ohio State University has somethin' in the oven: the first soy bread that's both good for your heart and easy on the taste buds, too.