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2012-02-01 08:00:00

Diabetes Support Supplements by ProactiveLife is a new dietary supplement with 10 clinically proven ingredients to help people with type-2 diabetes including cocoa, cinnamon, omega-3 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Clinical data supports the use of certain natural ingredients to support a healthy glucose level and protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the number one cause of death among all diabetics and it´s important to provide awareness and...

2012-01-31 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil(®) Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company focused on early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today the appointment of Dr. John Amatruda, a pharmaceutical research executive, and Dr. Jerrold Olefsky, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, to its Board of Directors. "Drs. Amatruda and Olefsky are prominent and highly respected leaders both in the global bio-pharmaceutical industry...

2012-01-09 14:05:46

Delaying blood pressure treatment in patients with diabetes for up to a year is unlikely to lead to complications Confronted with a high blood pressure value in a diabetic patient, most doctors would treat aggressively with medications. According to new research, however, delaying drug treatment for up to a year is unlikely to be harmful. The delay allows doctors and their patients to focus on lifestyle changes such as salt restriction, weight management, and exercise. According to Neda...

1-in-10 Adults Will Have Diabetes By 2030
2011-11-14 13:12:44

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), one in 10 adults could be diagnosed with diabetes by 2030. November 14th marks World Diabetes Day for 2011, and IDF used the occasion to release its 5th edition of the Diabetes Atlas. IDF said that as many as 183 million people are unaware they have diabetes.  In some regions like Africa diabetes cases are expected to increase by 90 percent by 2030.  At least 78 percent of people in Africa are undiagnosed and do not...

2011-10-24 09:29:01

Huge flow of heart failure patients place a big burden on the Canadian health care system, causing longer wait times for treatment and clogging emergency departments Heart failure (HF) costs are headed for the economic stratosphere, even as researchers come up with simple tests and strategies to bring them back to earth. An assessment of the growing problem and a new initiative to curb costs and increase efficacy in dealing with heart failure patients when they present to emergency...

2011-08-31 20:24:25

Study of metabolites reveals health implications from small molecules Researchers have undertaken the most comprehensive investigation of genetic variance in human metabolism and discovered new insights into a range of common diseases. Their work has revealed 37 new variants that are associated with concentrations of metabolites in the blood. Many of these match variants associated with diseases such as chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and blood clotting. The team conducted the...

2011-08-29 12:02:23

An international team of researchers led by Imperial College London has identified six new genetic variants associated with type-2 diabetes in South Asians. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, give scientists new leads in the search for diagnostic markers and drug targets to prevent and treat this major disease. People of South Asian ancestry are up to four times more likely than Europeans to develop type 2 diabetes, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Around...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Elsevier has teamed up with Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute to host around 40 expert speakers at the 2011 Asia Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome (APCMS). Held over two days in November, the APCMS is an unmissable event for practitioners and educators with an interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Elsevier has teamed up with Australia's premier health and medical research body, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Sydney will host the second-ever Asia Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome (APCMS) in November. This large-scale event will attract healthcare professionals from across the Asia Pacific region, and has been organised by Elsevier, under the auspices of Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute. Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Elsevier and Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute invite delegates to register for the second Asia Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome...

2011-06-16 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil® Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company leading the industry in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today the appointment of Dr. Andrew Krentz as Senior Director of Scientific Services. Dr. Krentz, who is currently a senior scientific consultant for Profil Institute, will take on his new position in October following his relocation from the UK to San Diego. In his new role he will oversee...