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

A recent study 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 of the rare genetic disorder Wolfram Syndrome (WS) and may also be an important development in the treatment of milder forms of diabetes and related disorders. The full study has been published online in the journal Nature Cell Biology.

2012-09-11 13:35:41

Latinos are more likely to store fat in the pancreas and are less able to compensate by excreting additional insulin.

2012-08-07 22:55:50

Healthcare providers should take into account differences among racial groups when using hemoglobin A1C levels to diagnose and monitor diabetes.

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

New research has found that weight training is linked with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

2012-07-26 01:08:51

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.

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

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.

2012-06-25 21:03:13

A new study shows that although gastric bypass surgery reverses Type 2 diabetes in a large percentage of obese patients, the disease recurs in about 21 percent of them within three to five years.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.