March 25, 2014
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Health-care professionals should prescribe sleep to prevent, treat metabolic disorders, experts argue

Evidence increasingly suggests that insufficient or disturbed sleep is associated with metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and addressing poor quality sleep should be a target for the prevention — and even treatment — of these di… Continue reading

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March 19, 2014
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Potential New Therapeutic Target for Controlling High Blood Sugar

A new potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar has been discovered by scientists, a finding that could help the estimated 25 million Americans with type 2 diabetes. Researchers showed that lipid molecules called phosphatidic acids … Continue reading

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March 12, 2014
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Breast cancer gene could play critical role in obesity, diabetes

The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to a new study. Mutations in the BRCA1 gene may also put people at increased risk for metabo… Continue reading

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February 28, 2014
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Nobelist proposes unconventional view of type 2 diabetes causation

At 85, Nobel laureate James D. Watson, the co-discoverer of the double-helix structure of DNA, continues to advance intriguing scientific ideas. His latest, a hypothesis on the causation of type 2 diabetes, suggests that diabetes, dementias, cardiovasc… Continue reading

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February 11, 2014
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Study challenges a close link between recent weight gain and diabetes

It is a common notion that type 2 diabetes is precipitated by substantial progressive weight gain, but a new study suggests that this might not be true. Continue reading

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February 11, 2014
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Preterm infants more likely to have elevated insulin levels in early childhood

Researchers have found that preterm infants are more likely to have elevated insulin levels at birth and in early childhood compared to full-term infants, findings that provide additional evidence that preterm birth may be a risk factor for type 2 diab… Continue reading

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February 10, 2014
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Cars, computers, TVs spark obesity in developing countries

The spread of obesity and Type 2 diabetes could become epidemic in low-income countries, as more individuals are able to own higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014
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Fish derived serum omega-3 fatty acids help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

High concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The sources of these fatty acids are fish and fish oils. Continue reading

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September 24, 2013
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Link between antidepressants and diabetes risk is real

Clinicians should be extra vigilant when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned. A systematic review showed that people taking antidepressants are at a higher risk overall, however it is not ce… Continue reading

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September 19, 2013
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Long-term effects of bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes

Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes continue to experience the benefits of bariatric surgery up to nine years after the procedure, according to new research. Continue reading

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September 18, 2013
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Lifestyle, age linked to diabetes-related protein

A large, newly published study that includes more than 13,500 postmenopausal women has yielded the most definitive associations yet between certain lifestyle and demographic factors and levels of a promising early biomarker of type 2 diabetes risk. Continue reading

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September 16, 2013
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Score system to predict likelihood of diabetes remission after weight-loss surgery

Researchers have developed a simple scoring system, based on four readily available preoperative patient characteristics, that can predict which candidates for gastric bypass surgery are likely to achieve type 2 diabetes remission within 5 years. A pre… Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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Younger women with type 2 diabetes face higher risk of heart disease

Type 2 diabetes independently increases the risk of heart disease in premenopausal women, according to new research. Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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Brain atrophy linked with cognitive decline in diabetes

New research has shown that cognitive decline in people with type 2 diabetes is likely due to brain atrophy, or shrinkage, that resembles patterns seen in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

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September 9, 2013
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Amino acid with promising anti-diabetic effects

New experiments have found that a wide variety of foods such as salmon, eggs and nuts, greatly improve the body’s ability to metabolise glucose and stimulate a hormone linked to the treatment of type 2 diabetes, working just as well as several establis… Continue reading

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September 3, 2013
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Hormone may help fight obesity and reduce cholesterol

Research has shown that giving obese rodents a recently identified circulating protein called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) helps improve their metabolism. Now investigators reveal that a variant of FGF21 has similar effects in obese people with … Continue reading

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September 2, 2013
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Treatment with the anti-diabetic drug alogliptin does not increase CV risk in patients with ACS

Patients with Type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk due to recent acute coronary syndromes had similar rates of cardiovascular events when treated with the anti-diabetic agent alogliptin compared to placebo according to new results. Continue reading

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August 30, 2013
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Eating whole fruits linked to lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Continue reading

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August 28, 2013
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Genetic variant associated with coronary heart disease in type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified a previously unknown genetic variant associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in type 2 diabetic patients. This discovery has the potential to lead to the development of new treatments for in diabetic patie… Continue reading

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August 23, 2013
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Gut taste mechanisms are abnormal in diabetes sufferers

Researchers have discovered that the way the gut “tastes” sweet food may be defective in sufferers of type 2 diabetes, leading to problems with glucose uptake. Continue reading

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