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Asthma Drug to Treat Diabetes and Obesity

Obese mice treated with the asthma drug amlexanox had a renewed sensitivity to catecholamines, utilized excess energy, and returned to normal size, according to Alan R. Saltiel, PhD, University of Michigan. "There is considerable evidence to suggest that in states of obesity, adipose tissue becomes less sensitive to catecholamines because ...

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2013 List of Most Frequently Searched Medical Conditions

The AACE has released its first annual list of the most frequently searched endocrine medical conditions. The top 10 searched endocrine conditions were: (1) Thyroid (2) Diabetes (3) Women’s endocrine health (4) Parathyroid disorders (5) Low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroidism) (6) Men’s endocrine health (7) Adrenal glands (8) Nutrition (9) ...

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Corneal Nerve Fiber Loss May Predict Diabetic Neuropathy

New data presented at the World Diabetes Congress showed type 1 diabetes patients who developed diabetic neuropathy had significantly lower corneal nerve fiber length at baseline than those who did not develop the condition during a three-year follow-up period. Evaluating corneal nerve fiber length may be a useful means to ...

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Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery

According to updated analyses of the effects of weight-loss surgery from 164 studies, following 161,756 patients aged about 46 with a BMI of 46, BMI loss five years after surgery ranged from 12% to 17%, complication rates ranged from 10% to 17%, and the reoperation rate was about 7%. Among ...

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Cancer Risk in Women Lowered by Certain Diabetes Meds

Taking insulin sensitizers was associated with a lower risk of developing cancer in women with type 2 diabetes compared with other types of medications, according to an analysis involving more than 25,600 patients. In contrast, insulin secretagogues were tied to higher cancer odds. Researchers failed to find a similar link ...

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One Large Meal Daily for Diabetes Patients

A study by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden suggests that a single meal based on a Mediterranean diet is associated with better health outcomes than low-fat and low-carb diets split over three meals. Researchers quantified the effects of certain diets on blood glucose, blood lipids, and other hormones in ...

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Exercise Not Effective in Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Researchers followed 48 men and 100 women for the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Half reported being serious, regular exercisers while the other half copped to being couch potatoes.People who were obese at the start of the study had the biggest increases in weight as well as ...

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Less Exercise Means an Increase in Death Risk for Diabetes Patients

Type 2 diabetes patients who were less active had a 70% to 110% increased odds of coronary and cardiovascular disease and mortality compared with those who exercised at least three times a week. Researchers also found low-activity patients were 25% more likely than their more active counterparts to suffer coronary ...

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BMI Changes in Youth Predict Later Heart Risk

Cardiovascular disease risk in early adulthood differs according to the pattern of change in body mass index (BMI) during the transition from adolescence to adulthood, according to a recent study. The highest risk for diabetes among women at age 29 was for those whose BMI had been elevated since age ...

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Bingeing Boosts Diabetes Risk

In a cohort study of about 4,300 girls, those who binged frequently — without "purging," or using laxatives or vomiting after a big meal — had nearly a four-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even after controlling for body mass index (OR 3.93, 95% CI 1.27 to 12.13), Alison Field, ...

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