• GW study examines impact of nervous system on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    7 days ago - By News Medical

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol, affects 1 in 3 Americans. NAFLD is a significant risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and hepatic carcinoma, and incidence of the disease is increasing with the growing obesity epidemic in the United States.
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  • New marker provides insights into the development of type 2 diabetes

    7 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Small chemical changes in the DNA building blocks, which may be influenceable by lifestyle factors, can reduce the amount of IGFBP2. Researchers now report that these epigenetic changes increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. Moreover, people with high blood levels of the binding protein IGFBP2 are less likely to develop this metabolic disorder. The changes in the blood are already detectable a few years prior to the onset of the disease.
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  • Children with poor aerobic fitness accumulate type 2 diabetes, CVD risk factors faster

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Children with poor aerobic fitness in relationship to their total body mass had significantly higher risk for developing risk factors tied to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease than their counterparts who had better aerobic fitness, according to findings recently published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.
    Researchers said that unlike previous studies, they directly measured peak oxygen uptake, or VO2peak, during a maximal cycle ergometer exercise test and lean body mass by bioelectrical impedance. A total of 352 children - 166 girls - aged 9
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  • Different risk factors predict diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy in type 2 diabetes

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Progression of diabetic retinopathy is associated with increased HbA1c, whereas risk factors for diabetic nephropathy include HbA1c variability and dyslipidemia, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.
    “It is well-established that long-term exposure to hyperglycemia is the major risk factor for both and. Each complication has a strong impact on the initiation or progression of the other,” KiHo Song, MD, PhD, of the division of endocrinology and metabolism in the department of internal medicine at The
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