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High salt intake linked to diabetes risk: Study

London: Besides high blood pressure, high intake of salt — main source of sodium — may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, researchers have found. The findings showed that for each 2.5 extra grams of salt (equivalent to each extra gram of sodium) consumed per day, there was an average 43 per […]

Low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes: Study

London: A low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes, which is generally  perceived as progressive and incurable, a study has confirmed. The research, led by Roy Taylor, Professor at  Newcastle University, in the UK, confirmed a “Twin Cycle Hypothesis” which demonstrates  that Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat  actually within both liver and […]

Caffeine may lower death risk in diabetic women

London: Drinking coffee or tea may lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as increase lifespan in women with diabetes, researchers have suggested. The findings showed that women with diabetes who consumed up to 100mg per day of coffee were 51 per cent less likely to die than those who consumed […]

Obesity, diabetes combating device safe for treatment

London: A non-surgical and reversible device for people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity is safe, effective and should be rolled out across the National Health Service (NHS), researchers say. The device — Endobarrier — is a reversible treatment that provides people with an alternative to drastic gastric bypass surgery. It prevents food from coming into […]

Obese wives may up men's diabetes risk

London: Is your wife overweight? According to a study, it can substantially increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, especially in middle age — but women with an obese husband have no additional risk. The findings showed that for every 5 kg/m2 higher BMI in wife, the husband’s Type 2 diabetes risk was 21 […]

Being obese but healthy may up heart failure risk by 96%

London: Obese people who are free from diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, may seem healthy but are 96 per cent more likely to be at risk of heart failure than normal weight metabolically healthy individuals, a study has claimed. The findings showed that the people touted as being “healthy obese” also had a […]

Diabetes, heart disease linked by same genes: Study

New York: Researchers have identified gene variants that boost the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease — the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, a finding that points to potential targets for common drugs. While the study confirmed most of the known diabetes “risk loci”– sites on the genome where small […]

Eating dark chocolates may prevent diabetes

New York: Love to gorge on dark chocolates? According to a study, compounds found in cocoa — the main ingredient of chocolate — can actually help prevent as well as treat diabetes. The findings showed that cocoa compound named epicatechin monomers helps the body release more insulin and responds to increased blood glucose better. When […]

Sleeping less than 6 hours may double death risk

New York: Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome — a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned. A study found that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were about 1.49 times more likely […]

Australian researchers develop diabetes drug to replace insulin injections

Canberra: Diabetes sufferers might soon be able to take pills to treat their condition, rather than inject themselves with insulin, a research by Australian scientists said on Friday. Research led by the University of Adelaide is testing safer and more effective drugs to treat type-2 diabetes which will reduce side-effects and insulin injections, Xinhua news […]

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High-fiber diet may check onset of diabetes

Sydney: A diet rich in high-fiber foods — such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains — encourage the production of short-chain fatty acids that are beneficial for the immune system and may help protect against the onset of Type 1 diabetes, a study shows. The findings showed that the western diet, which lacks dietary fibre […]

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Diabetes drug may help treat breast cancer

Beijing: Chinese researchers have found that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of breast cancer. Over 70,000 people die from breast cancer in China every year, according to the national cancer centre. Triple-negative breast cancer is particularly aggressive among the four clinical subtypes of breast cancer, Xinhua news agency quoted […]

‘Chronic kidney disease likely to affect 17% of global population in 10 years’

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with approximately 10 per cent of the global population, including children, affected by some form of kidney damage, experts said at the SOA University on Thursday

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Diabetes drug may not lower baby's birth weight

London: Treating obese pregnant women with a diabetes drug does not stop their babies from being born overweight, research has found. Doctors had hoped that the treatment would help to reduce obesity rates and lower the number of difficult births. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, emphasises the importance for […]

Ethnicity not linked to diabetes among older patients

Researchers have found that the prevalence of geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured patients with diabetes does not vary significantly by ethnicity

Diabetes drug may up cancer risk in smokers

Depending on their smoking history, a drug may have contrary effects on people suffering from diabetes - reducing lung cancer risk among nonsmokers and increasing the risk among smokers

Fatty acids can help treat arthritis, leukemia

Washington: Researchers have found that enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity appear to play key roles in arthritis and leukemia, potentially opening up new avenues for treating these diverse diseases. “We had never thought about treating rheumatoid arthritis or leukemia by targeting enzymes that produce fatty acids, but this work supports that line of thinking,” […]

Two minutes of rigorous exercise can prevent diabetes

Just two minutes of high-intensity training (HIT) exercise per week can help prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study has claimed