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Key to inflammation-related diseases like type 2 diabetes may lie in fat tissue
Obesity, and more specifically excess body fat, is a well known risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Excessive TV viewing may be linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk
Watching TV is the most commonly reported activity in the U.S. after working and sleeping, but a new study suggests that overindulging in television viewing may be associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications.
Type 2 diabetes may increase risk of second stroke or heart attack, study finds
Individuals with type 2 diabetes who have suffered a heart attack or stroke may be significantly more likely to experience a second cardiovascular event, according to a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University.
High-fat diet may damage weight-regulating process in the brain, increasing type 2 diabetes risk
Many overweight individuals have had the experience of trying unsuccessfully to lose weight. This contributes to the obesity epidemic that is putting millions of people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Many young people with type 2 diabetes have impaired cardiovascular function
As a symptom of the childhood obesity epidemic, many young people are testing positive for type 2 diabetes, something that was previously thought to be nearly impossible. Now, a new study suggests that the condition may be taking a toll on the cardiovascular health of adolescents.
Low-fat diet may be more important for lowering type 2 diabetes risk than losing weight
Doctors commonly advise overweight individuals who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes to lose weight. However, a new study out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that this may not be the most important recommendation.
Weight gain between pregnancies shown to increase risk of gestational diabetes
In women who experience two pregnancies, too much weight gain in the interim may predict an increased risk of gestational diabetes during the second pregnancy, according to a new study from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
Morbid obesity reduces the effectiveness of levothyroxine for patients with hypothyroidism
Due to the dampening effect that a higher body mass index (BMI) can have on the body's absorption of a thyroid hormone replacement called levothyroxine (LT4), a group of Greek researchers recently investigated how morbid obesity might change the uptake of this drug in patients with hypothyroidism.
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy is tied to increased risk of metabolic problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can dramatically increase a woman's odds of becoming obese later in life and developing associated health problems, which often include type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of British researchers.
Researchers identify single gene that controls many risk factors for type 2 diabetes
A team of British researchers has found that the KLF14 gene, which was already known to play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels, may serve a much broader purpose in the body, regulating many metabolic functions.
Researchers identify genetic pathway involved in fat storage that may predispose individuals to type 2 diabetes
The discovery of a new genetic pathway that controls the storage of energy as fat and its subsequent expenditure could lead to the development of new medications aimed at treating metabolic conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes, says a group of researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
New study links reliance on car to obesity, with implications for type 2 diabetes
The surging obesity rates and the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes may be closely associated with Americans' growing reliance on automobiles, suggests a new study out of the University of Illinois.
Silencing a protein could turn fat cells into energy burners in individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes
Silencing the neuropeptide Y (NPY) protein in the brain may turn adipose tissue into a type of fat that burns excess energy rather than storing it, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers. The findings could have major implications for obese individuals who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Late sleepers eat more calories and have higher BMIs, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes
Individuals who regularly stay up late may be more likely to eat excess calories and have a higher body mass index (BMI), putting themselves at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research out of Northwestern University.
Current testing measures may miss many children at risk for type 2 diabetes
An early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can play an important role in successfully treating the condition, but researchers from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics have found that standard testing measures may be insufficient for diagnosing the condition in obese children.
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