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Two Years of Obesity Increases Risk of Death by 7 Percent
Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011
A study found that participants face a 7% increase in mortality risk for every two years of being obese, while every 10 years of obesity more than doubles the risk of all-cause mortality.

Diabetes Death 50 Percent Higher among Hispanics
Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011
According to the latest findings from a landmark San Antonio-led study, diabetes seems to be deadlier for Mexican Americans than for Anglos, and much deadlier for diabetes patients living in Mexico.

Diabetes Treatment Should Be Gender-based
Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011
Data on 3,000 participants found a significant difference in lipid, amino acid and other metabolites between males and females. The findings underscore the need for gender-specific treatments for diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

An Eye On Sight
Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011
About 14 million people ages 12 and older have vision problems. Although 80 percent of these problems can be corrected with glasses, that still leaves a lot of Americans with more serious problems in sight.

'Good' Cholesterol Raised by Experimental Drug, May Impact Diabetes Control
Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2011
A medicine designed to improve levels of "good" cholesterol may also help control blood sugar in people with diabetes who are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Fatigue the Greatest Challenge for Dealing with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011
Eighty-five percent of people with diabetes say fatigue is their top challenge and it makes it difficult to get through their day, a U.S. survey indicates.

Sitagliptin Shows Anti-inflammatory Activity in Diabetes Patients
Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitor sitagliptin exerts an anti-inflammatory effect in patients with type 2 diabetes at the cellular and molecular level.

Why Do Patients with Diabetes Walk Less?
Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Physical activity is a cornerstone of treatment for diabetes, yet people with diabetes perform less moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) than people without diabetes.

Zinc Helps with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011
Zinc may perform a protective function for those with type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Michigan suggest.

Is Inhaled Insulin Closer to Reality?
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011
New data on the inhalable insulin product Technosphere Insulin Afrezza, from MannKind Corp., indicate that the treatment confers no discernible risk for increased cardiovascular (CV) events, while another study examined patient satisfaction with this type of drug.

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