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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Correlates with Glycemic Control

High HbA1c, high-fasting glucose and impaired oral glucose tolerance are related to lower cardiorespiratory fitness levels, according to recent findings. Cardiorespiratory fitness also appears to be associated with pancreatic beta-cell insulin secretory compensation for changing insulin sensitivity. “The association provides additional evidence highlighting the importance of fitness in protection against ...

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Increased Diabetes Risk with Antibiotic Use

Taking at least two courses of prescribed antibiotics was associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The likelihood of getting diabetes increased by 8% after receiving two to five courses of penicillin. For patients who took two to five courses of quinolones, ...

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Research Looks at Global Economic Impact of Diabetes

The average lifetime medical cost for type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is $283,000, making it the most expensive place to have the condition, according to a review. Two out of three new diabetes cases occur in low- and middle-income countries such as Mexico, India and China. By 2035, 592 ...

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ADA Calls for Standardized Safety Review of Insulin Pumps

All makers of insulin pumps should follow a standardized review and categorization procedure for analyzing problems with their products, the ADA and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes wrote in a joint statement published in the journal Diabetes Care. Although adverse event reports submitted by manufacturers to the ...

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Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Low Vitamin D Levels

Low serum vitamin D levels are more closely associated with diabetes than obesity is, claim Spanish researchers, who go on to suggest that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. They found that serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels are reduced in prediabetic and ...

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Can Traffic Noise Increase Risk of Obesity?

There is an association between road traffic noise and the risk of obesity among people who are particularly sensitive to noise, according to a study. Among women who reported being particularly sensitive to noise, statistically significant associations were found between traffic noise levels and all three obesity markers: body mass ...

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Saunas May Help Cut CVD Risk

Although past research has shown a link between sauna use and fewer cardiovascular events, a large study from Finland suggests its use could also help decrease all-cause mortality and that the associations may be “dose-dependent.” The take-home message: the more an individual relaxes in the warmth, the better. A study, ...

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Serving of Yogurt Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

When researchers studied the reduction of type 2 risk after consumption of various dairy products, yogurt was the only one to yield a result. “It’s not a huge effect,” said Dr. Frank Hu from Harvard School of Public Health, “about an 18% reduction in risk.” Eighteen percent is pretty significant ...

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