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2014-07-03 11:14:23

Diabetologia A systematic review and meta-analysis of available data published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that combined aerobic and resistance training, rather than either alone, is best for controlling both blood sugar and blood fat profiles among people with type 2 diabetes. However the authors stress that the strength of the results is weakened when studies with high risk of bias are removed, and thus more high quality...

2014-06-17 08:28:54

- Recent Publication Shows Metformin Improves Glycemic Control by Modulating the Gut Microbiome and Triggering Specific Cellular and Immune Mechanisms - BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroBiome Therapeutics(TM) LLC, (MBT) today reported that a recently published scientific study shows that the diabetes drug, metformin, alters the bacterial populations in the gut in favor of a bacterial species that exerts specific cellular and immunological effects, resulting...

2014-06-16 12:29:24

-- In a two-year study, empagliflozin as add-on to metformin demonstrated significantly greater decreases in A1C (blood glucose), body weight and blood pressure compared with glimepiride as add-on to metformin RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two phase III clinical trials studying the efficacy and safety of the investigational compound empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes (T2D) were presented today at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions®,...

2014-06-16 10:01:32

American Diabetes Association Study finds healthier eating pattern provides benefit independent of other lifestyle changes Improving the overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®. The study, by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, found that those who improved their diet quality index scores by 10 percent over...

2014-06-15 15:18:02

The Endocrine Society Study suggests metformin controls blood sugar more effectively in African-Americans African Americans taking the diabetes drug metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes. African Americans are twice as likely to...

Sharp Uptick In Pre-Diabetes Observed In England
2014-06-10 09:14:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While diabetes has been a major public health threat in the US for some time, a new report published in the journal BMJ Open has found that rates of pre-diabetes in England have risen sharply. This means that without significant interventions, the country could see a spike in diabetes within the coming years. “The rapid rise was exceptionally surprising and suggests that if something doesn’t happen, there is going to be a huge...

2014-06-06 10:04:08

Joslin Diabetes Center People with type 1 diabetes who have developed kidney complications can slow the progression of their complications by improving control of their glycemic (blood glucose) levels over the long term. This finding, which may change clinical practice at many institutions for this population, was drawn from a long-term observational study led by Andrzej Krolewski, M.D., Ph.D., head of Joslin Diabetes Center's Section on Genetics and Epidemiology. Running for almost...

2014-06-04 08:29:58

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Novo Nordisk today announces that the Québec government has approved the inclusion of Victoza(®) (liraglutide), the first once-daily human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue, to the Lists of Medications, effective June 2, 2014. The reimbursement of Victoza(®) by the Québec Health Insurance Board (RAMQ) will allow people living with type 2 diabetes to have access to a treatment to help better manage diabetes. Québec is the first...

Sugary Drinks - Should They Require Warning Labels?
2014-05-28 10:00:03

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool recently published a personal view urging the addition of warning labels to be placed on sugary drinks. This is in connection with a new health bill from the state of California. The bill consists of adding health warnings to vending machines and to be placed on sugary drinks, stating that they are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Failure to...

2014-05-21 10:28:45

PLOS Targeted interventions based on genetic risk may not be the best approach for preventing type 2 diabetes and instead universal strategies to prevent obesity should be prioritized, according to new research published in this week's PLOS Medicine. This analysis, led by Claudia Langenberg from the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, UK, suggests that the contribution of genetics to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is greatest in those who are younger and leaner....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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