Latest Joyce Lee Stories

2011-09-06 11:44:40

Long term study shows degree and duration of obesity in adolescents and young adults are important for type 2 diabetes risk, especially for Hispanics and blacks Obesity is a known risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. But it hasn't been clear whether the "dose" of obesity–how much excess weight a person has, and for how long–affects the risk of diabetes. A new University of Michigan Health System study of about 8,000 adolescents and young adults shows the degree and...

2011-07-19 16:19:03

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who report treatment for gastroespophageal reflux (GER) appear to have longer survival than IPF patients who are not treated for GERD, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. "While preliminary, these findings support a relationship between GER, chronic microaspiration and IPF," said lead researcher Joyce Lee, MD, clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. Microaspiration occurs when gastric...

2010-08-09 11:55:00

According to new research, U.S. girls may be hitting puberty at earlier ages. Dr. Frank Biro of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, who led the study, said the study suggests earlier development than what was reported during a 1997 study.  Biro's team said that girls who hit puberty earlier are more likely to engage in risky behavior and might be at a higher risk for breast cancer. "This could represent a real trend," Dr. Joyce Lee, a pediatric endocrinologist at the...

2009-08-03 16:48:21

With the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States, there is concern that overweight and obese children need to be screened for chronic medical conditions, including high cholesterol levels.However, body fat is not an effective indicator of high cholesterol in children, according to new University of Michigan research.Those are the findings of a U-M study led by U-M pediatricians Joyce Lee, M.D., MPH, and Matthew Davis, M.D., MAPP, which will appear in the August 3 edition of the...

2008-07-09 12:00:11

By Libby Cluett, Mineral Wells Index, Texas Jul. 9--Health care experts warn about serious and lasting health complications for future generations of Americans stemming from increasingly expanding children's waistlines. In an article in the July issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Joyce Lee warns that the most damaging effects of childhood obesity have yet to surface....

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