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Obesity: A Gut Reaction to High-Calorie Foods?
In a series of experiments carried out in rodents, rearchers at Yale demonstrate that consuming calorically-dense foods spurs changes in the gut’s microbiome that lead to obesity.
Skip the Fake Sugars While Pregnant
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that babies of women who drank artificially-sweetened beverages while pregnant were 10 percent more likely to be overweight by their first birthday. 
Excess Leptin in Obese Pregnant Women May Cause Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Having an excess of the hormone leptin while pregnant could be one of the reasons why children born to obese women are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, cites a new study in the journal Cell Reports.
Being Obese Can Lead to Weak Bones
A new study published in the journal Metabolism found that obesity and type 2 diabetes led to weakened bones. 
Blood Pressure Medicine May Treat Diabetes, Too
The blood pressure-lowering medicine verapamil may also help lower blood sugar levels in those with diabetes, cites new research published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 
Women's Sleep Problems Up Diabetes Risk
Women who have sleep problems such as insomnia have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds research in the journal Diabetologia.
Diabetes, Obesity During Pregnancy May Up Autism Risk
The risk of autism may increase substantially for children born to mothers with diabetes who are also obese, says new research published in the journal Pediatrics. 
Catch-Up Sleep May Help Keep Diabetes at Bay
After sleep deprivation, sleeping in can help normalize body's use of insulin, reduce diabetes risk, experts found.
Bariatric Surgery Complications: A Survey Follow Up
Gastric bypass surgery for obese individuals can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life and reduce type 2 diabetes symptoms, but the surgery also comes with risks of complications and symptoms.
Bariatric Surgery After 60 is Safe, Says Study
Weight loss surgery in patients age 60 and over is safe and effective, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity Surgery. 
Endoscopic Surgery Shows Promise in Lowering Glucose Levels
A new experimental endoscopic procedure significantly improved blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results of the pilot study were presented at the 3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes.
Marijuana Use Linked to Prediabetes
A recent University of Minnesota study has uncovered 49-65% higher odds for prediabetes in current marijuana smokers and former “heavy” users. The study was published in the September issue of the journal Diabetologia.
Partial Fasting a Treatment for Diabetes?
New research has found that following a diet that mimics fasting, but is less difficult, may slow aging and reduce the incidence of chronic diseases including diabetes.
Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Boost Diabetes Risk
Smokers and anyone exposed regularly to second-hand smoke have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who have never smoked, new research has confirmed.
Could This Mini-Pump Control Your Type 2 Diabetes?
A matchstick-sized pump that releases a constant trickle of the blood-sugar-lowering drug exenatide helped people with type 2 diabetes reduce their A1c levels further and lose more weight than those who took the blockbuster drug sitagliptin (Januvia) in a year-long study, according to a recent announcement from pump developer Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.
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