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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Elevated Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Young

Mar. 7, 2019 — New research shows that, in women who develop gestational diabetes (GDM) during pregnancy, the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the years following childbirth is doubled compared to women who ... read more

Old Drugs Bring New Hope to a Cancer That Lacks Precision Therapy

Mar. 6, 2019 — Two older drugs, designed for other purposes, produced promising results in the treatment of mice with triple negative breast ... read more

AI Study of Risk Factors in Type 1 Diabetes

Mar. 6, 2019 — In combination with conventional statistical methods, artificial intelligence (AI) has now been used in a study of risk factors in type 1 diabetes. The objective was to identify the most important ... read more

App Uses Smartphone Camera, Flashlight to Detect Diabetes

Mar. 6, 2019 — Type 2 diabetes is among the strongest risk factors for heart disease, yet up to 1 in 3 people living with diabetes don't know they have it and go untreated. But soon there may be an app for ... read more

Diabetes' Sworn Enemy Could Ultimately Be a Valuable Ally

Mar. 6, 2019 — A research team unravels an adaptive mechanism involved in controlling insulin action, showing that glucagon plays a crucial part in it and can thus be a protective ... read more

Gaining a Little Weight After Quitting Tobacco Is Offset by the Benefits for People With Diabetes

Mar. 5, 2019 — People with diabetes who quit smoking tobacco may have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases -- and weight gain following smoking cessation does not mitigate the ... read more

Soda, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Linked to More Severe Symptoms for People With Multiple Sclerosis

Mar. 5, 2019 — For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more ... read more

How Celastrol Sensitizes Brains to Leptin, Curbing Hunger and Obesity

Mar. 4, 2019 — Celastrol's potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up ... read more

Adipocyte Glucocorticoid Receptors Play a Role in Developing Steroid Diabetes

Feb. 28, 2019 — Researchers focused on glucocorticoid receptors (GRs), the receptors for the body's endogenous steroids, are clarifying part of the mechanism behind metabolic disturbances caused by ... read more

Predictors That Determine Toxic Fats in the Liver

Feb. 27, 2019 — Researchers have discovered biomarkers in the blood that can predict the accumulation of toxic fats in the liver, which are a sign of early fatty liver ... read more

Cellular Alterations Increase Vulnerability of Obese and Diabetic Individuals to Infection

Feb. 26, 2019 — A study identifies changes to neutrophils that appear to explain why people suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes are more likely to contract infectious ... read more

Feb. 22, 2019 — Diabetes is associated with various health problems including decline in skeletal muscle mass. A research group revealed that elevation of blood sugar levels leads to muscle atrophy and that two ... read more

Feb. 21, 2019 — Consumption of sugary drinks dropped 52 percent among Berkeley's low-income residents in the three years after the city enacted a penny-per-ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in early ... read more

Diabetes Linked to Back Pain

Feb. 21, 2019 — People with diabetes have a 35 percent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 percent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, researchers have ... read more

Viruses That Linger in Gut Could Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

Feb. 20, 2019 — Researchers provide new evidence supporting an association between elevated levels of enteroviruses in the intestinal tracts of children and islet autoimmunity, a precursor to type 1 ... read more

An Intricate Interaction: Dietary Fatty Acid Intake Influences Hypertension Risk

Feb. 20, 2019 — Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Here, the relationship between dietary intake of n-6 ... read more

American Women Have Better Control of High Blood Pressure but Are More Obese Than Men

Feb. 19, 2019 — A study of more than 30,000 Americans since 2001 has revealed significant differences in management of heart disease risk between women and ... read more

DNA Variants Significantly Influence Body Fat Distribution

Feb. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The new findings broaden the understanding of how genes can predispose ... read more

The Lypla1 Gene Impacts Obesity in a Sex-Specific Manner

Feb. 15, 2019 — Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team studied sex differences and sex-specific ... read more

Diet Drinks May Be Associated With Strokes Among Post-Menopausal Women

Feb. 14, 2019 — In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. The association ... read more

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