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Hyperglycemia and Incidence of Subclinical Myocardial Damage

Hyperglycemia associated with myocardial damage appears to begin before the diagnosis of diabetes and requires a highly sensitive assay to detect it… Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among individuals with diabetes. Hyperglycemia is believed to induce coronary microvascular dysfunction and result in myocardial injury. Previous studies have …

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Enterovirus Infection and Type 1 Diabetes

A new study found enterovirus infection increased the risk of type 1 diabetes in children… Doctors in Taiwan have found evidence that links enterovirus infection or EV (poliovirus, Coxsackievirus A and B, echovirus) and type 1 diabetes in children. Previous studies have shown an association between EV infection and type …

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Antibiotic Use by Age 2 Associated with Obesity Risk

Repeated exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics in the first two years of life is associated with early childhood obesity… Repeated exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics in the first two years of life is associated with early childhood obesity say researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a retrospective study based on …

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Fried Food and Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Frequent consumption of fried foods pre-pregnancy increases a woman’s risk for gestational diabetes… Gestational diabetes mellitus is not just a short-term perinatal outcome, but also long-term health complications in both the mothers and baby. The significance of diet and lifestyle is important in the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus in …

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Blocking a Genetic Variant Associated with Type 2 Diabetes May Improve Insulin Secretion

Yohimbine, a α2A-adrenergic receptor agonist, showed a 29% increase in insulin secretion in patients with type 2 diabetes related to the genetic variation… The feasibility of exploiting genomic information for individualized treatment of polygenic diseases remains uncertain. A genetic variant in ADRA2A, which encodes the α2A-adrenergic receptor (α2AAR), was recently associated with type …

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AAAHC Releases Obesity Management Patient Toolkit

  AAAHC Releases Obesity Management Patient Toolkit   The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has released a toolkit for obesity management, Disease Management: Obesity in Adults. The tool is intended to empower medical professionals to discuss obesity management with their patients and includes a discussion of treatment options, as …

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Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

In an analysis using genetic data from over 25 different studies involving diabetes patients, researchers can find no causal association between higher vitamin D levels and lower diabetes risk… Low circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D), a marker of vitamin D status, have been associated with an increased risk of …

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