More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests.
“We found an association between air pollution exposure in the intermediate term and undesirable changes in cholesterol,” said study first author Maayan Yitshak Sade, of Ben-Gurion University and Soroka University Medical Center […]


Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.
That’s the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations. It appears in the June issue of the […]


No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in ‘Walkable’ Neighborhoods

May 24, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you live in a neighborhood where it’s easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.
The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, Canada neighborhoods […]


As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

May 17, 2016

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief “that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabetes,” said Dr. Lisa Chow, from the University of Minnesota, and […]


As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

May 17, 2016

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief “that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabetes,” said Dr. Lisa Chow, from the University of Minnesota, and […]


Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies

May 12, 2016

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers who had gestational diabetes may be more likely to carry excess fat in early life, new research suggests.
At 2 months of age, the babies of mothers with gestational diabetes had 16 percent more body fat than babies of mothers without the disorder. This finding […]


Statins Might Protect People With Narrowed Leg Arteries

May 6, 2016

FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statins may spare people with narrowed leg arteries from the possibility of amputation and even death, a new study suggests.
The higher the dose of these drugs, the lower the risk of both outcomes, the researchers found.
“PAD, a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms […]


Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

April 27, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.
Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared to people without diabetes.
The […]


Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

April 25, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they’re allowed to direct people’s health care, a new evidence review suggests.
The review also found that pharmacists could manage chronic diseases with about […]


This Common Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Be Safer Than Others

April 19, 2016

Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests.



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