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Diabetes Treatment Combination Found To Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Diabetes Treatment Combination Found To Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center have conducted an observational study with regards to treatment combinations for diabetes. They found out that diabetics who took insulin in combination with metformin, a common first-line therapy drug for diabetes, have a 30 percent higher risk of stroke, heart attack and death compared to patients who took metformin with another anti-diabetic drug called s
Researchers Uncover Link Between Statins And Diabetes

Researchers Uncover Link Between Statins And Diabetes

Statins are prescribed to people suffering with heart conditions. It is considered as one of the most commonly prescribed drugs to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Although statins are considered as quite effective in treating and reducing cardiovascular events, researchers have found that it also increases the risk of diabetes, so much so that it is added into the warning labels of the said drugs. Many
Study: Common Diabetic Drug Found To Slow Down Aging, Increase Lifespan

Study: Common Diabetic Drug Found To Slow Down Aging, Increase Lifespan

A common diabetic drug called metformin has been helping people deal with type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels by reducing the amount of glucose that the body can absorb from food. Not only that, metformin also helps reduce the levels of glucose that the liver produces and also improves the natural response of the body to insulin. But recent research shows that its benefits may extend to halting the
Women With Diabetes At Higher Risk Of Developing Coronary Heart Disease

Women With Diabetes At Higher Risk Of Developing Coronary Heart Disease

A recent study shows that women with diabetes may have a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease as compared to men with the same disease. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia, University of Cambridge in the UK, University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands and the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia. Results of the said study were
Whey Protein Linked To Beneficial Effects On Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Whey Protein Linked To Beneficial Effects On Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Obesity is a growing problem among many people today. Because of certain health factors, obese people are placed in higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. Apart from weight loss, researchers are trying to find ways in reducing the risk factors among the obese. Diet and exercise seems to provide the best solution to lower diabetes and heart disease risk among the obese. When it comes to food and diet, researcher
Coffee Can Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Coffee Can Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Many people like to drink coffee. It is considered one of the more popular beverages in the world. Aside from the usual reasons why people like to drink them, it seems that coffee may have other benefits to offer. Researchers indicate that drinking coffee may help lower type 2 diabetes risk. A new large US study seems to indicate that drinking coffee can lower a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Re
Mt. Everest Study Details How Type 2 Diabetes Develops

Mt. Everest Study Details How Type 2 Diabetes Develops

Researchers from the University of Southampton and University College London conducted a study on Mt. Everest to determine how low oxygen levels in the body, which is known as hypoxia, may be linked to the development of insulin resistance. It also provides some added insight on how type 2 diabetes can develop. The researchers used the high altitudes of Everest to simulate the low oxygen levels. The study, called t
Chocolate Compounds May Help Prevent Diabetes, Obesity

Chocolate Compounds May Help Prevent Diabetes, Obesity

There have been several studies that indicate the health benefits of eating dark chocolate. Now, scientists are discovering what ingredients in chocolate might help prevent obesity as well as type-2 diabetes. The report is published in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. A team of researchers headed by Andrew P. Neilson fed groups of mice with different diets, includin
Childhood Virus Linked To Increased Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Childhood Virus Linked To Increased Type 1 Diabetes Risk

A common virus that affects children is said to accelerate the development of type 1 diabetes in mice. According to researchers from the University of Melbourne, a rotavirus infection that causes severe diarrhea in kids may also aggravate or fast track the development of diabetes. The findings were published in PLOS Pathogens journal. According to the researchers, a rotavirus infection and its link to type 1 diabet
Middle Age Diabetes Linked To Brain Cell Loss Later

Middle Age Diabetes Linked To Brain Cell Loss Later

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic has indicated that diabetes and high blood pressure that develops in middle age may likely affect the rate of brain cell loss and damage later in life. This leads to diabetics experiencing more problems with memory and thinking than people who do not have diabetes or high blood pressure. The result of the study is published in the March online issue of Neurology. Middle age is defin