Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

June 24, 2016

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.
Researchers included 700,000 people in the study. All of them were hospitalized with a heart attack between January 2003 and June 2013. About 121,000 had […]


Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

June 23, 2016

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For black Americans with diabetes, poor kidney function appears to boost their risk of dying from heart disease, a new report suggests.
Both kidney disease and diabetes are very common among black people in the United States, the study authors noted.
For the study, researchers reviewed data from more than […]


Long Work Hours May Hurt Health—Especially for Women

June 22, 2016

Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health.


Puerto Ricans’ Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics

June 17, 2016

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Among the 54 million Hispanic adults living in the United States, Puerto Ricans fare the worst when it comes to physical and mental ills, a new review finds.
Not only were Puerto Ricans more likely to be in worse health than non-Hispanic Americans, but they “were also generally more […]


Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — America’s heart health seems to be improving, a new study reports.
Federal researchers found that fewer Americans over 40 have coronary heart disease. The rate is down from just over 10 percent in 2001-2002 to 8 percent in 2011-2012, the study found.
Despite the overall decline, there wasn’t a significant […]


Cutting Back on Meat May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

June 15, 2016

Eating a mainly plant-based diet—especially one with lots of healthy veggies, fruit, and whole grains—may significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.


Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

June 14, 2016

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The blood sugar-lowering drug Victoza (liraglutide) cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke in type 2 diabetes patients, a new study finds.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among people with type 2 diabetes, the researchers noted.
The study was funded by the drug’s maker, Novo Nordisk, […]


Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo

June 11, 2016

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Prospects for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may be grimmer than previously believed, researchers report.
“Type 2 diabetes accompanied by an acute coronary syndrome needs much more attention, especially in order to prevent yet another major cardiac event,” said study leader Dr. William White. He is […]


Diabetes Doesn’t Doom Seniors to Disability

June 11, 2016

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — American seniors with diabetes are starting to live longer without disabilities, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from national surveys and found that adults with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes who were born in the 1940s generally became disabled at an older age than those born […]


Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

June 11, 2016

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Intensive blood sugar control appears to reduce the risk of eye disease progression in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study says.
People with type 2 diabetes are at risk for the eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This condition damages tiny blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive […]



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