• New therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    There is a growing body of knowledge that points that type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease where the blood sugar increases, is an inflammatory disease. The levels of certain inflammatory chemicals, dubbed as cytokines, are often higher in people with type 2 diabetes, than healthy people.
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  • Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women.
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  • Obesity increases diabetes risk independent of genetics, lifestyle habits

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A person with obesity is nearly six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes over a decade when compared with a person of normal weight, independent of lifestyle factors and genetic risk for the disease, according to study data presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.
    “We found that individuals with an unfavorable lifestyle and obesity are at greater risk of incident type 2 diabetes regardless of their genetic risk,” Hermina Jakupovic, PhD, a fellow at the Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, told
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  • Physicians must debunk potentially erroneous ideas about diabetes treatment plans for older adults

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Contrary to management guidelines, older adults with type 2 diabetes may overemphasize additional health conditions and complications when participating in decisions to enhance or de-intensify therapy, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
    “The take-home message is that the guidelines about individualized blood sugar targets are not intuitive to patients, and better communication is needed, as is more research to better understand patients' perspectives and preferences,” Nancy L. Schoenborn, MD, MHS, associate professor in the division of geriatric
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  • Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes

    Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    Women who had taken the Pill at some point in their life had a 33 per cent increased risk, according to researchers in France. Critics said there is no proof of causation.
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