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Genetic Mutation Linked To Rare Diabetes Form
2012-09-18 14:13:02

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study, conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and their partners at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and the Novartis Institutes for Bio Medical Research, has managed to identify a specific genetic mechanism connected to mutations in the WFS1 gene that affects insulin-secreting beta cells. It is believed that this discovery will be paramount in increasing the understanding...

2012-09-11 13:35:41

Ethnic differences found in how insulin-producing organ responds when it also stores excess fat Latinos are more likely to store fat in the pancreas and are less able to compensate by excreting additional insulin, a Cedars-Sinai study shows. The research examining overweight, prediabetic patients, published online by Diabetes Care, is part of a focus by Cedars-Sinai's Heart Institute, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute and Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, to identify...

2012-08-07 22:55:50

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study analyzes hemoglobin A1C levels in blacks, whites Healthcare providers should take into account differences among racial groups when using hemoglobin A1C levels to diagnose and monitor diabetes, new research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests. In a study published Aug. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed National Health and Nutrition Survey data from 2005 to 2008 to examine the association between...

Weight Training In Men Lowers Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
2012-08-07 11:50:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has found that weight training is linked with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. And in the study, consisting of more than 32,000 men, researchers found those who engaged in weight training and aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes per week had the greatest reduction in risk. It has already been long-known that regular exercise can prevent type 2 diabetes. But the latest research, published in the online edition...

2012-07-26 01:08:51

UCSF study shows increased complications compared to non-diabetics Women with diabetes are just as likely to be interested in, and engage in, sexual activity as non-diabetic women, but they are much more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction, according to a UCSF study. The researchers also found that diabetic women receiving insulin treatment were at higher risk for the specific complications of lubrication and orgasm. "Diabetes is a recognized risk factor for erectile...

Child Diabetes And Obesity Rates Higher In China Than The US
2012-07-06 11:55:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online These days, a McDonald´s Big Mac Hamburger is known internationally. While the fast food market has become more global, health issues like obesity and diabetes have had far reaching impacts in other countries around the world. In particular, researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) recently discovered that Chinese teenagers have a diabetes rate that is four times higher than teenagers in the United...


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