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Latest Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Stories

2013-12-17 08:30:16

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The duration of diabetes, as well as advancing age, independently predict diabetes severity and risk of death for older adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) In this study led by Kaiser Permanente and the University of Chicago, researchers investigated contemporary rates of diabetes complications and risk of death,...

2013-07-30 12:28:20

OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes who take certain types of medications to lower their blood sugar sometimes experience severe low blood-sugar levels, whether or not their diabetes is poorly or well controlled, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente and Yale University School of Medicine. The finding, published in the current online issue of Diabetes Care, challenges the conventional wisdom that hypoglycemia is primarily a problem among...

2013-03-14 20:21:52

OAKLAND, Calif., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who consume high-fat dairy products following breast cancer diagnosis increase their chances of dying from the disease years later, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is the first to examine the relationship between high-fat and low-fat dairy consumption following a diagnosis of breast cancer and long-term breast cancer survival. Previous...

2012-12-10 16:23:54

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research suggests that making prescription refills more affordable and easier to get may reduce disparities among hypertension patients. An analysis of more than 44,000 patients recently diagnosed with high blood pressure in Kaiser Permanente Northern California identified important differences in medicine-taking behaviors among racial and ethnic groups. Lower copayments and the use of mail-order pharmacy increased refills of blood-pressure...

2012-07-11 02:24:26

OAKLAND, Calif., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight loss that occurs in conjunction with a low-fat, high fruit and vegetable diet may help to reduce or eliminate hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study that appears in the current issue of Menopause. This Women's Health Initiative study of 17,473 women found that women on a diet low in fat and high in whole grains, fruit and vegetables, who had menopausal symptoms,...

2011-07-21 17:41:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Northern California patients who obtained new statin prescriptions via a mail-order pharmacy achieved better cholesterol control in the first 3-15 months following the initiation of therapy -- compared to those patients who only obtained their statin prescription from their local Kaiser Permanente Northern California pharmacy. Greater adjusted rates of LDL-C control in mail-order pharmacy users were seen across all gender and...

2011-07-04 15:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants in early pregnancy may modestly increase risk of autism spectrum disorders, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the current issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. However the researchers cautioned that the number of children exposed prenatally to SSRIs was low and that further studies are needed to validate these results. Funded by the Centers for...

2011-05-30 07:24:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified up to seven years before she becomes pregnant based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., studied 580 ethnically diverse women who took part in a multiphasic health checkup at Kaiser Permanente Northern California between1984 and 1996. The researchers looked at women who had a subsequent pregnancy...

2011-05-26 23:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified up to seven years before she becomes pregnant based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the online issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., studied 580 ethnically diverse women who took part in a...

2011-05-26 13:58:24

A woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified up to seven years before she becomes pregnant based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the online issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., studied 580 ethnically diverse women who took part in a multiphasic health checkup at Kaiser Permanente...