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High Testosterone in Women Linked with Insulin Resistance and CVD
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
In postmenopausal women, high testosterone levels increase the risk for insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and coronary heart disease, a new study shows.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
New research shows that the risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death and diabetes in men who underwent androgen deprivation therapy was 20 to 30 percent higher.

Gene Mutations Identify African-Americans Pre-Determined for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
Blood samples were analyzed for differences (mutations) in DNA and RNA that affect the level of gene expression. The result of these mutations would cause the individual to be less able to metabolize carbohydrates.

Eating Out Too Often Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
Those who ate two meals per week of fried chicken were at 68 percent increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, compared to those who ate none.

One-Hour Glucose Levels a Marker for Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Elevated 1-hour plasma glucose (1hPG) levels in persons without overt diabetes (DM) may be a marker for cardiovascular risk, according to the results of a study.

Diabetes Patients Show Alarming Increase in Morbid Obesity: 1 in 5
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
A Loyola University Health System study has found that one out of five Type 2 diabetes patients is morbidly obese -- approximately 100 pounds or more overweight.

What Makes Obese People Develop Diabetes?
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
Many people who are overweight or obese develop insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes at some stage in their lives. A European research team has now discovered that obese people have large amounts of the molecule CXCL5, produced by certain cells in fatty tissue.

Highest Rates of Obesity, Diabetes in the South, Appalachia, and some Tribal Lands
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009
Wide sections of the Southeast, Appalachia, and some tribal lands in the West and Northern Plains have the nationŒs highest rates of obesity and diabetes, according to estimates released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What are the percentages in your neighborhood?

Diabetes Cases To Double and Costs To Triple By 2034
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009
In the next 25 years, the number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double, increasing from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in 2034. Over the same period, spending on diabetes will almost triple, rising from $113 billion to $336 billion, even with no increase in the prevalence of obesity, researchers based at the University of Chicago report in the December issue of Diabetes Care.

Fat around Organs Linked to Decreased Heart Function
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have shown that fat collection in different body locations, such as around the heart and the aorta, and within the liver, are associated with certain decreased heart functions.

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