Tag: Diabetes

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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

  • Friday, 25 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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,” […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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Uncontrolled Diabetes Major Cause Of Black Fungus: Experts

Uncontrolled diabetes is emerging as a major factor in acquiring black fungus infection or mucormycosis, which is surfacing in Covid-19 patients after recovery and is leading to further complications

  • Sunday, 16 May 2021
Diabetes could lead to infertility, warn experts

New Delhi: Diabetes, commonly described as a “lifestyle disease”, can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts. “Diabetes can cause infertility in both men and women. Both sexes are at equal risk of infertility,” S.K. Wangnoo, endocrinologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, told IANS. Infertility affects up to 15 per cent of […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy

New York: Eating a handful of nuts daily, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with Type-2 diabetes, associated with an increased risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, say researchers, including one of Indian origin. Tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021