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Statins may increase risk for Diabetes & Memory Loss

May 29, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Early last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their addition of warning labels on statins, a group of cholesterol lowering drugs. The action comes on the heels of the agency’s review of medical literature, clinical trial data, and reports of adverse events leading to increased levels of blood sugar and potential memory loss.

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Diabetes: A Mother’s Legacy?

May 22, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

No mother would deny that one of the most exciting moments of her life is when she becomes a source of life and a tiny being forms inside her womb. But it can sometimes be stressful too, knowing that that tiny being depends on the mother for life, and that everything the mother does can affect her unborn child.

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Vitamin D Deficiency linked to Diabetes

May 21, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two papers presented in this year’s Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California showed that low levels of vitamin D could lead to inadequate blood sugar control in diabetics and increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in the elderly.

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Larger Breasts in Women increases Ddiabetes Risk

May 20, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Being voluptuous with larger breasts may have its downside. And that is having a higher risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada.

This finding may suggest that breast size could be a new marker for women most likely to develop diabetes; hence, screening young women for breast size could help identify those at risk.

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Can Metformin lower Vitamin B12 Levels?

May 13, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Question: Can Metformin lower vitamin b12 levels?

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Metformin is a mainstay in diabetes therapy and probably the most widely prescribed first line diabetes treatment. It may also be prescribed for people with “prediabetes” (diagnosed when blood sugar levels are above the normal range but have not reached the cutoff for diabetes) or for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Eating Fish can reduce Diabetes Risk

May 7, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Hold it with that huge chunk of steak!

Consider having fish instead because researchers have found that eating fish leads to smaller risk of diabetes, while consuming too much red meat leads to higher risk of obesity and greater weight gain which may result in other diseases.

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Oversleeping and Undersleeping may increase risk of Diabetes

May 6, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Too much or too little sleep? Either way, it deals a hard blow on a person’s blood sugar level by getting in the way of the body’s insulin production, thus raising the amount of glucose in the blood.

The result is definitely not as sweet as it sounds: type 2 diabetes. Yet the solution seems doable if one is serious about his health: 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep every night, especially for teenagers.

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Lyxumia will be Available Soon

May 4, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lixisenatide, which stimulates insulin release when glucose levels become too high, and slows down stomach emptying will be sold under the brand name Lyxumia soon.

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Diabetes may lead to Breast Cancer

May 3, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If a woman has diabetes, there is a likelihood she will develop breast cancer later on.

A study in Sweden led by Dr. Hakan Olsson, a professor of oncology at Lund University, looked into the medical records of more than 2,700 patients with breast cancer and about 20,500 patients who never had cancer. The records analyzed spanned 10 years of the participants’ medical history prior to having breast cancer.

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