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Health News - Diabetes

New drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. (Medical News Today)

Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease
There is some welcome news for chocolate lovers; new research suggests eating chocolate every day may lower the likelihood of diabetes and heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Lab-on-a-chip to measure glucose in a single drop of sweat
To aid earlier diabetes diagnosis, researchers are creating an ultra-sensitive lab-on-a-chip with fiber optic sensors to rapidly read off glucose levels from just a drop of sweat. (Medical News Today)

Prolonged antibiotic use can accelerate diabetes, UBC study shows
A team of UBC researchers have found that gut bacteria are linked to the onset of Type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Study explains how low testosterone raises diabetes risk
Doctors have long known that men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis and obesity may share genetic source
Psoriasis often occurs alongside metabolic syndrome, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, and research now suggests that there may be a linked genetic cause. (Medical News Today)

Got good fat?
Brown fat cells can burn fat to generate heat. University of Bonn researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of brown fat cells in humans and mice. (Medical News Today)

Living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood has long term health effects, according to unique refugee relocation study
Living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood may lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a unique study looking at the health of refugee immigrants in Sweden, published in The... (Medical News Today)

No increased heart failure risk observed with saxagliptin or sitagliptin
A retrospective cohort study found that patients taking saxagliptin or sitagliptin did not have a higher risk for heart failure compared to those taking other commonly-prescribed medications for... (Medical News Today)

Minimally invasive colitis screening using infrared technology could offer fast, simple test
A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting... (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes people 'let down' over delayed treatment
University of Leicester study suggests 'clinical inertia' is preventing tight control of blood sugar levels. (Medical News Today)

Patient attitudes to diabetic foot ulcers have 'significant effect' on survival
New research by health psychologists has shown that the beliefs and expectations of people with diabetic foot ulcers about their illness have a significant independent effect on their survival. (Medical News Today)

Scientists solve immune system mystery for Type 1 diabetes
Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule which is attacked by the immune system in people with Type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Study links hypoxemia from obstructive sleep apnea with renal complications in type 2 diabetes
Examining the poorly understood link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes complications, researchers identified specific measures of low blood oxygenation that are associated... (Medical News Today)

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases
UCLA scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage. (Medical News Today)

Clinical score may help predict likelihood of bariatric surgery curing type 2 diabetes in patients
In a study published online by JAMA Surgery, Annemarie G. Hirsch, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa. (Medical News Today)

Can health coaches improve care of insured patients with chronic diseases?
In a real-world study in which low-cost, unlicensed health coaches were part of a team-based primary care approach to managing insured patients with diabetes and/or hypertension, patients reported a... (Medical News Today)

Consuming too much fructose during pregnancy raises the child's risk for heart disease
The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. (Medical News Today)

High prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in large population of kids with type 1 diabetes
During the past two decades, vitamin D status, defined as serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, has emerged as a predictor of key clinical outcomes including bone health, glucose metabolism... (Medical News Today)

Double advantage of potential new diabetes treatment
Blocking the hormone that raises sugar levels in the blood could increase insulin levels while keeping blood sugar levels down. (Medical News Today)

Beer compound decreases weight gain and lowers cholesterol
A flavonoid found naturally in beer and hops lowered markers of metabolic syndrome in lab mice. Researchers say it has the potential to be an effective treatment in humans. (Medical News Today)

Pancreatic cell transplantation: a breakthrough for type 1 diabetes?
In a new study, pancreatic islet cell transplantation has shown promise as an effective treatment alternative for type 1 diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemia. (Medical News Today)

Evidence supports metformin as first-line treatment for diabetes
A systematic evidence review and meta-analysis supports current guidelines recommending metformin as first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes. The review is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Healthy diet could lower hypertension risk for women with gestational diabetes
Researchers have found that the long-term risk of high blood pressure that is caused by pregnancy-related diabetes could be reduced by following a healthy diet. (Medical News Today)

New data shows benefits of Medtronic insulin pumps for people with type 2 diabetes
Medtronic plc has announced the publication of new data in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism from the continuation phase of the OpT2mise study, providing further clinical evidence in support of... (Medical News Today)

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