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Fat in the Belly May Promote Inflammation Leading To Diabetes and Heart Disease, Say Researchers
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
They report that fat cells inside the abdomen secrete molecules that increase inflammation, establishing a potential mechanistic link between abdominal fat and systemic inflammation.

Diabetes Soars in the Under Fives
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
The number of under-fives with the condition increased five-fold - meaning it affected one child in every 1,000 by 2004.

German Diabetes Risk Score May Predict Development of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007
The German Diabetes Risk Score uses waist circumference, height, age, the presence of hypertension, consumption of red meat, consumption of whole-grain bread, consumption of coffee, alcohol intake, physical activity, and smoking history to predict the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


How A Specific Fat Protects Against Obesity and Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center sheds light on why some people can eat excessive amounts of food and not gain weight or develop type 2 diabetes, while others are more likely to develop obesity and this most common form of diabetes on any diet.

Research Identifies Risk-Factor Genes For Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007
A new study led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has identified four genes that increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This genetic discovery may help stem this rise in Type 2 diabetes.

Cause of Antipsychotic Drug Weight Gain Leading to Diabetes Found
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Johns Hopkins brain scientists have hit on how and why some powerful drugs used for treating mental illnesses cause patients to gain so much weight that they often develop life-threatening complications such as diabetes and heart disease.

Gene Test Will Identify Who Will Get Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
An international team of scientists has made a breakthrough which could help halt the growth of diabetes. A set of genes that appear to raise the risk of adult-onset diabetes has been identified, promising a test that can predict who is likely to develop the disease.



Drugs That Can Cause Secondary Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Many pharmaceutical agents are known to cause impaired glucose tolerance and, occasionally, diabetes. Because some of these agents are widely used (e.g., thiazides, niacin), medication-associated hyperglycemia is not uncommon, especially in high-risk patients.

Half Of Americans Metabolize Sugar And Fat Differently Which Increases Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007
The gene variant appears to contribute to type 2 diabetes risk.

Breakthrough Sheds Light on Cause of Diabetes
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
One of the root causes of type 1 diabetes may need rethinking – the condition may be triggered by faulty nerves in the pancreas, a new study reveals.

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