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Health News - Diabetes

Abdominal fat may cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease
A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes in your DNA? Scientists zero in on the genetic signature of risk
Why do some people get Type 2 diabetes, while others who live the same lifestyle never do? (Medical News Today)

Type 1 diabetes: Reprogramming liver cells may lead to new treatments
For the first time, scientists show it is possible to reprogram liver cells into pancreatic precursor cells by changing the expression of a single gene. (Medical News Today)

'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease
A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing... (Medical News Today)

Why does type 1 diabetes kill some cells but not others?
New research led by scientists from Yale University show how some insulin-producing beta cells survive the immune attack typical of type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders; however, some patients may not want to undergo surgery. (Medical News Today)

Immune receptor that's typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor to bladder dysfunction in diabetes
Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that's more typically activated by bacteria is a major... (Medical News Today)

Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes
A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential... (Medical News Today)

Hammer Toe: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
What is hammer toe? In this article, learn about the risk factors for complications, when to see a doctor, prevention, and the long-term outlook. (Medical News Today)

Surprise finding leads to new insights into splenic B cell differentiation
Belgian scientists have discovered the key role of protein Taok3 in the development of type B immune cells known as MZB cells, which are responsible for making antibodies to fight diseases. (Medical News Today)

Continuous glucose monitoring lowers blood sugar in the long term for type 1 diabetes
Significantly decreased blood sugar levels over time - and increased well-being. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes or its rapid deterioration can be an early warning sign for pancreatic cancer
Patients and their doctors should be aware that the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden... (Medical News Today)

People with HIV more likely to develop diabetes, study finds
A new study suggests the diabetes prevalence is much higher among HIV-positive individuals than the general population, even when obesity is not present. (Medical News Today)

Regular meal patterns may protect against heart disease
A new statement released by the American Heart Association finds that planning and timing meals and snacks may help reduce heart disease risk. (Medical News Today)

New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease
Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and... (Medical News Today)

Obesity: Self-stigma may raise risk of metabolic syndrome
The risk of metabolic syndrome may be higher for obese individuals who apply negative stereotypes about weight to themselves, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes accounts for more US deaths than previously thought, study shows
Diabetes accounts for 12 percent of deaths in the United States, a significantly higher percentage than previous research revealed, making it the third-leading cause of death after heart disease... (Medical News Today)

Type 1 diabetes: Interspecies transplantation may be a viable treatment
Researchers have grown pancreases in rats using mouse stem cells. Transplanting the organs in mice with type 1 diabetes was found to reverse the disease. (Medical News Today)

Exposure to commonly used insecticide may contribute to diabetes via the gut microbiome
Organophosphates (OP), the most frequently used insecticides worldwide, could induce high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and glucose intolerance when decomposed by gut bacteria, according to a study... (Medical News Today)

How a single high-fat meal affects liver metabolism
High-fat diets are known to negatively impact liver health and metabolism, but the mechanisms behind it are unclear. A new study takes an in-depth look. (Medical News Today)

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention: Link to diabetes questionable and inconsequential
World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins... (Medical News Today)

Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes
Evidence for the role of gut bacteria and inflammation in the etiology of type 1 diabetes is steadily mounting. Breaking research adds more detail. (Medical News Today)

Cachexia: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
What causes cachexia, what are the risk factors, and what are the complications? Can cachexia be prevented, and what is cancer anorexia cachexia syndrome? (Medical News Today)

Weekly diabetes drug provides similar benefits to daily version
A weekly dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor was just as effective at controlling type 2 diabetic patients' blood sugar as a daily DPP-4 inhibitor in a recent randomized clinical trial. (Medical News Today)

Every meal triggers inflammation
When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients - we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. (Medical News Today)

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