• Top in endocrinology: Nitrates, nitrites and diabetes risk; vegan vs. omnivore soul food diet

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Eating more foods with added nitrates or nitrites was associated with a significantly greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.
    Researchers said it is the first large-scale study to find these associations. It was the top story in endocrinology last week.
    Another top story was about a study that found no significant differences in weight loss, lipids or BP among African American adults eating a vegan diet compared with an omnivore soul food diet.
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    Eating more foods with nitrites or nitrates may increase risk for type 2
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  • Increased cancer burden in older adults with type 2 diabetes over past 20 years

    Increased cancer burden in older adults with type 2 diabetes over past 20 years

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Cancer burden among older adults with type 2 diabetes has increased in the past 2 decades while all-cause mortality rates at all ages have decreased, according to a 20-year population-based study published in Diabetologia.
    “While previous studies have extensively investigated inequalities in vascular outcomes among people with type 2 diabetes by sociodemographic factors, less is known about whether such inequalities exist in cancer mortality rates,” Suping Ling, BM, BA, PhD, assistant professor in epidemiology, department of noncommunicable disease epidemiology, faculty of
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