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Fatty Liver May Be A Precursor To Type 2 Diabetes

Fatty Liver May Be A Precursor To Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study indicates that individuals who suffer from fatty liver may be 5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as compared to those who do not have the condition. The findings were published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Fatty liver has been recently associated with obesity as well as resistance to insulin, the hormone that regulates the bod
Study Suggests Diabetes-Related Blindness Prevented By Statins

Study Suggests Diabetes-Related Blindness Prevented By Statins

It seems that statins may not just be a drug to help treat heart disease. It might also be a possible drug to help prevent the onset of blindness as a result of diabetes. A study conducted by researchers at the New University of Georgia found that a statin drug may help prevent blindness related to diabetes. The results of the study are published in the March edition of the journal Diabetologia. The study conducte
Beneficial Effects Of Coffee On Diabetes Bared

Beneficial Effects Of Coffee On Diabetes Bared

Diabetes is quickly becoming a disease that has been affecting more and more people worldwide. Still currently a disease of which a cure still eludes researchers, controlling diabetes still largely depends on prevention and living a healthy lifestyle early. But it seems that a known beverage considered by many as not good for the body may actually have protective properties when it comes to diabetes control. Coffee
Common Dairy Compound Found to Cut Diabetes Risk

Common Dairy Compound Found to Cut Diabetes Risk

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with other institutions have identified a natural compound found in dairy fat that may help cut diabetes risk. The said compound, called trans-palmitoleic acid, is naturally found in milk, yogurt, cheese and butter. This compound is not produced by the body and can only be obtained from diet sources. Trans-palmitoleic acid may shed light to prev
Anti-Anemia Drug Response And Heart Disease Risk In Diabetics

Anti-Anemia Drug Response And Heart Disease Risk In Diabetics

A recent study shows that diabetics with poor reaction to an anti-anemia drug may also experience higher risks of heart disease. Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center found out that patients with diabetes, kidney problems as well as anemia who do not respond well to treatment using a drug called darbepoetin alpha also has a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and even death. Darbepoetin alpha is a dru
Study Suggests Inhaled Steroids Increase Diabetes Risk

Study Suggests Inhaled Steroids Increase Diabetes Risk

A recent study suggests that inhaled steroids may also have an effect on diabetes risk. Inhaled corticosteroids, which is commonly used to treat breathing problems such as those experienced by people with asthma, may also increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings of the study was published in the November issue of The American Journal Of Medicine. The said study involved researchers
Exenatide With Insulin May Provide Best Results For Diabetes Patients

Exenatide With Insulin May Provide Best Results For Diabetes Patients

A recent study suggests that combining a new diabetes drug with insulin may result in better blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes than those that rely on insulin alone. Not only that, this combination seems also to promote weight loss among diabetic patient that would further provide other benefits. Results of the said study was published in the online journal Annals of Internal Medicine. According t
Combined Aerobic, Resistance Training Helpful To Diabetes Patients

Combined Aerobic, Resistance Training Helpful To Diabetes Patients

Doing a combination of aerobic exercise with resistance training has shown improved glycemic levels among patients with type 2 diabetes,according to a recent study. The same level of improvement was not seen among the diabetic patients who performed either resistance training or aerobic exercise alone. Researchers from the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana conducted the said study that is
Study Underway For Potential Diabetic Retinopathy Drug

Study Underway For Potential Diabetic Retinopathy Drug

A study is being undertaken to determine the potential of a certain compound as a potential therapy for a condition known as diabetic retinopathy. A compound known as (+)- pentazocine has been found to be very effective in restoring retinal health during studies with diabetic mice. The researchers are further trying to understand how this drug works and whether the same beneficial effects may also occur in humans
Scientists Discover Link Between Biological Clock And Diabetes

Scientists Discover Link Between Biological Clock And Diabetes

Researchers have recently found that a type of protein that regulates the biological clock in mammals also regulates the glucose production in the liver. By altering the levels of this protein, scientists can improve the health in diabetic mice. The report is published on the advanced online publication of the journal Nature Medicine. Biologists from the University of California San Diego may have discovered a new