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New study ties red meat and processed meat to increased type 2 diabetes risk
A diet heavy on red meat and processed foods can significantly increase a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic risk factors may contribute to cognitive decline
Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and obesity may significantly increase a person’s chances of developing cognitive problems later in life, according to a new study out of the University of California, Davis.
Adding muscle mass may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
Losing excess fat is widely considered to be one of the most important things an obese person can do to limit their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, new research suggests that adding more muscle mass may be equally as important.
Hypothyroidism is linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease, death
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and researchers from Ohio's Cleveland Clinic have announced that people with hypothyroidism - even the moderate subclinical variety - may have a higher risk of CHD and of death in general.
Type 2 diabetes may lead to pregnancy complications independent of obesity
Obesity is a well-established risk factor for pregnancy complications, but what happens when the mother-to-be also has type 2 diabetes? New research suggests that the metabolic condition dramatically compounds the chances of experiencing potentially serious complications.
Researchers find way to prevent excess fat storage, reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in mice
Excessive fat buildup is one of the leading risk factors for type 2 diabetes, but a team of researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases may have found a way to get the body to burn excess calories rather than store them as fat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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