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Birthplace Weighs Heavily on Immigrant Weight and Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Where a US immigrant was born could play a significant role in how many pounds they pack on after arriving in America, according to a new study.

Low-Carb Diet May Increase Bad Cholesterol Levels
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Cutting down on carbs may help people lose weight, but it may not be so good for lowering cholesterol, new research shows.

Pramlintide + Metreleptin Combo Moving Forward for Treatment of Obesity
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Amylin and Takeda announce decision to advance development of pramlintide/metreleptin combination treatment for obesity.

Early Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Pregnant women who gain weight rapidly during the early stages of pregnancy are at higher risk for gestational diabetes, a new study found.

Unfit at 20, Diabetes at 40
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Twenty-somethings who aren't physically fit may be at an increased risk of developing diabetes in middle age, researchers said.

Lasting Benefit Seen for Lifestyle Changes, Metformin in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
For people at risk for Type 2 diabetes, a combination of diet, exercise and, to a lesser extent, treatment with metformin can help keep the disease at bay for 10 years, researchers said.

Diabetes Tied to Poor Impulse Control
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes were significantly more likely to show poor impulse control in psychological testing than healthy people, researchers said. The findings could help explain why diabetic patients find it difficult to make the recommended lifestyle adjustments such as avoiding high-fat foods and maintaining daily exercise.

Childhood Obesity and Pre-Diabetes Linked with Premature Death
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Obesity, glucose intolerance, and hypertension in childhood are strongly linked with premature death from endogenous causes in young adulthood and middle age, according to the results of a new epidemiological study.

Aggressive Treatment for Type 2's Should Begin at Diagnosis
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
A year and a half ago, San Antonio's Dr. Ralph DeFronzo stood before thousands of doctors and told them the way most treat their diabetic patients just doesn't work very well and we need to be more aggressive. What we are doing now is just not working. A lengthy paper signed by DeFronzo and 15 other diabetes experts from the United States and Europe, slated for publication, also argues against the current ADA guidelines.

Use of Metformin in Type 1's
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Metformin reduces insulin-dose requirement in Type 1 diabetes. As adding metformin to insulin therapy has been advocated in Type 1 diabetes, researchers at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen, U.K., conducted a systematic review of published clinical trials and clinical trial databases to assess the effects on HbA1c, weight, insulin-dose requirement and adverse effects.

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