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High PCB Exposure Tied To Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
People who have been exposed to high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may face an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study shows.

Popular BP Drugs May Cause Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Medications for blood pressure called beta blockers, like atenolol, propanolol and metaprolol, could be an unacceptable risk for diabetes.

C-Section Delivery Increases Risk for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Babies delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) are significantly more likely to develop juvenile (type 1) diabetes, according to a recent study. This observation could help explain how this poorly understood disease develops.

Archimedes Model Shown To Be a Strong Predictive Tool for Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008
A health tool known as the Archimedes model has recently been shown to help predict the outcome of diabetes in patients. The Archimedes in the past has only been applied to large populations, not individuals, making this a novel study. It was also shown that the Archimedes model is equally efficient in predicting diabetes in patients as other tests designed specifically for this purpose.

Diabetes Linked to Accelerated Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
Patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes exhibit more extensive atherosclerosis and inadequate compensatory remodeling of the arterial wall, compared to patients without diabetes, according to new published findings.

Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water Connected to Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Exposure to arsenic increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, concludes a recent study. Arsenic levels in urine were seen to be significantly higher in diabetics than in individuals without the disease.

New Drug Combats Elderly Insomnia
Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008
It's estimated that nearly half of people over 55 years of age suffer from some level of insomnia. Researchers at Tel Aviv University have recently developed a drug to specifically combat this common problem in elderly individuals.

Obese Hispanic Children at Very High Risk for Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008
Hispanics are one of the highest risk ethnic groups for developing type 2 diabetes, and a large proportion of overweight children might be a main reason why. A recent study has shown that overweight Hispanic children are at an extremely high risk for having pre-diabetes, which leads to increased risk of adult-onset diabetes.

Prompt Weight Loss Better Controls Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Keeping body weight down is known to help manage and prevent diabetes, but a recent study has shown that losing weight soon after diabetes diagnosis greatly helps limit the progression of the disease. This positive effect was seen even if weight was regained later on.

Periodontal Disease Increases Diabetes Risk
Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2008
Periodontal disease might be a contributor to the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to recent research.

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