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A Probiotic That Helps Control Diabetes

Cornell University scientists engineered a strain of lactobacillus to secrete a GLP-1 that lowered blood glucose levels....


Maternal Glycemia Linked to Childhood Obesity

Maternal obesity and Hispanic ethnicity were found to be most associated with childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction….


More Leisure-time Physical Activity Results in Less Short-term Cardiovascular Risk in CAD Patients

Both patients with and without diabetes but with thrice-weekly physical activity had reduced risk of cardiovascular events compared with patients with reduced physical activity….



Lung Cancer Risk Reduction Seen in Nonsmokers on Metformin

But smokers taking the drug may have slightly increased risk….


How Long Should the Antibiotic Therapy for Nonsurgically Treated Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis Be?

Six weeks may be just enough….


Does ICP Impact on Glucose Tolerance, Dyslipidemia and Fetal Growth in Pregnancy?

Researchers measured the changes in glucose and lipid concentrations in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and studied the influence on fetal growth....


Vegetarian Diets Cause Weight Loss Without Counting Calories and Exercise

The average person making the diet switch loses about 10 pounds according to a new meta-analysis of 15 studies...


One-Third of Children in England Overweight/Obese but Trend Is Slowing

The leveling off of rates may indicate that public health campaigns are actually starting to work...


Cost of Managing Diabetes Per Person Doubles Over Two Decades

Increased spending on drugs is seen as the primary culprit...


Researchers Uncover More Clues to How Drug Reverses Obesity, Diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease

Amlexanox increases the level of a second messenger molecule called cAMP which then increases the rate by which cells burn fat...


Eye Scan Predicts Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes

Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) can predict incipient peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes…


Taste Exerts the Biggest Influence on People's Food Choices

People ignored nutritional information in a study if they thought yogurt didn't taste good and many believe that healthy foods don't taste good…


Higher BMI Leads to More Diabetes Complications Diagnosed among Older Adults

For men, the increased risk of these complications occurred at higher BMI levels than in women...


Are DPP-4 Inhibitors Really a Risk Factor for Pneumonia?

An international team of researchers examined a cohort of nearly 50,000 patients to find out….


Type 2 Diabetes Remission Very Rare in Non-Bariatric Surgery Patients

American researchers looked at data on over 120,000 type 2 patients to find out what rates of remission were….


Of Mice and Men and Genes: Researchers Identify New Genetic and Epigenetic Contributors to Diabetes

Comparison of fat cells in mice and men hints at how genes and environment conspire to produce disease....


Obesity and CHD Association in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Are obesity and CHD truly associated?...


Genetic Variations Associated with Traits Underlying Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican-Americans

But narrowing down the exact genes responsible proves to be complicated...


Glargine vs. Liraglutide in Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Both medications lowered HbA1c and both groups of patients lost weight….


Linagliptin/Metformin Combination vs Linagliptin Monotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Earlier treatment for poorly controlled type 2 diabetes patients is advocated...


New Guideline Released on Pharmacological Management of Obesity

The Endocrine Society has released a clinical practice guideline on the pharmacological management of obesity that includes recommendations on strategies for prescribing weight loss drugs…


Tattoo-Based Sensor Detects Glucose Levels

An ultra-thin, flexible sensor that sticks to the skin like a temporary tattoo can detect a person's blood glucose levels...


FDA Approves Maestro Electronic Weight Loss Device

The FDA has approved the Maestro Rechargeable System for treatment of obesity…


Acarbose Higher Cardiovascular Risk Than Metformin

According to a new retrospective study acarbose may not have a cardioprotective effect as good as metformin when used as first-line therapy…


Exercise Makes People Live Young

In the study, the older athletes' physical functions were more similar to that of young adults than of people their age...


Higher Fasting Blood Glucose Linked with Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

For every 0.56 mmol/L increase in fasting blood glucose there was a 14% increase in the rate of pancreatic cancer...


Lower Mood and its Association with Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes

Low mood in healthy children is associated with poorer metabolic health independently of adiposity...


Black Women Working Night Shifts Have an Increased Risk of Developing Diabetes

The association was also found to be stronger in younger women than in older women...


Anemia and Much Older Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Anemia is higher in older type 2 diabetes patients…


New Enzyme Inhibitor May Prevent Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

The new drug apparently works by stabilizing metabolites of an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA…


Severe and Nonsevere Hypoglycemia in Glargine Insulin Treatment

Hypoglycemia was relatively uncommon in the ORIGIN (Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention) trial...


Type 2 Diabetes Linked with Colorectal Cancer

A longer duration of obesity also increased risk of colorectal cancer for diabetic patients...


Significant Weight Loss and Drop in A1c with New Combo of Lorcaserin and Phentermine

A new combination of two FDA-approved drugs has shown a remarkable 8.7% average weight loss and a reduction of 1 point for A1c in just 12 weeks...


New Insulin Glargine 300 Effective in Type 1 Diabetes

Glargine 300 more effective than glargine 100 currently available...


Albiglutide Effective as Part of Triple Therapy in T2DM

The GLP-1 agonist albiglutide was added to the regimen of patients already on metformin and glimepiride...


Metformin Has Positive Effect on Glucose Kinetics When Combined with Exercise

But the effects are modest and type 2 patients on metformin can do moderate exercise without undue fear of hypoglycemia...


Sulfonylureas, Insulin, and Metformin Cancer Risks for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Can metformin reduce the risk of cancer for those with type 2 diabetes?...


Good Glycemic Control Might Help with Muscle Strength in Older Patients

Muscle quality is also better with good control but muscle mass did not show any significant effect from higher HbA1c's in the study....


Reduction of Renal Function and Exercise Capacity in Type 1 Diabetic Adolescents

Insulin resistance with increasing LDL cholesterol were related to low peak volume of oxygen level...


Relationship Between Urinary Creatinine Secretion and Muscle Quality

Urinary creatinine could reveal the relationship between muscle quality and actual muscle mass...



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