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Obesity and Diabetes Can Increase the Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The research found men and women with a body mass index (BMI) score over 30 were nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to have RLS than people...

Pre-Natal Nutrition Essential to Preventing Future Disease in Offspring
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009
Women consuming unhealthy diets during pregnancy put their child at risk for numerous future health problems, suggests a recent study. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, and stunted growth, were seen to be the most prevalent complications developed in animal models, where the mother's had poor nutrition.

Elderly Diabetics at Risk for Gangrene
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Gangrene, the nasty condition known to cause black and green limbs due to infection and a leading cause of amputations, and most recognized as a product of war wounds or conditions, is now being mentioned as a risk for elderly diabetics. With both the number of elderly, and the incidence of diabetes, rising in the United States, this is potentially troubling news that needs to be addressed.

African-Americans Less Prone to Fatty Liver Disease
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009
Despite being at higher risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease, African-Americans are in fact at lower risk for fatty liver disease. In a recent study, which compared Hispanics (whom are also at higher risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease) and African-Americans, it was observed that due to differing locations of fat storage in the body, African-Americans have a significantly lower incidence of fatty liver disease.

Fructose Triggers Increased Appetite
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009
New research, which includes a meta-analysis of past research, stresses a link between fructose consumption and increased appetite. The resulting higher food intake that comes from consuming fructose, along with the recent rise in fructose-loaded products, gives reason to believe that fructose is at least partially responsible for rising obesity and type 2 diabetes rates, especially in youth. This is opposed to glucose, which in past research has been linked to decreased appetite.

Bariatric Surgery Causes Most Cases of Type 2 to Remit Long-Term
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009
In morbidly obese patients with Type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery leads to resolution or improvement of the disease in close to 90% of cases, with benefits usually maintained for at least 2 years, according to a meta-analysis.

FDA Announces New Recommendations on Evaluating Cardiovascular Risk in Drugs Intended to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009
The FDA recommended that manufacturers developing new drugs and biologics for Type 2 diabetes provide evidence that the therapy will not increase the risk of such cardiovascular events as a heart attack. The recommendation is part of a new guidance for industry that applies to all diabetes drugs currently under development.

South Asians More at Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A recent study out of England has concluded that South Asians are significantly more likely to suffer from diabetic retinopathy than Caucasian Europeans. This is troubling news, especially for the densely populated, and highly diabetic, country of India.

Diabetic Cystic Fibrosis Patients Effected by "Superbug"
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009
A common procedure to treat cystic fibrosis (CF), in which a specific type of sugar is inhaled into the lungs, might lead to dangerous complications, especially for diabetics. A bacteria, known as burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc), appears to create further mucus buildup for CF patients as a result of this procedure, and has been labeled a "superbug."

Psoriasis Patients at Increased Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
People with severe psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, says a dermatologist from the University of Pennsylvania.

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