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Researchers uncover enzyme that increases risk of type 2 diabetes
A team of researchers from the University of California have found an enzyme that plays a major role in processing fat. They believe that their findings could lead to the development of new drugs capable of significantly reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.
Study uncovers the reason for the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes
It has long been known that obese individuals are significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. However, until recently the exact reason for this association was not known precisely.
Obesity may cause dangerous changes in the way the body stores fat
A team of European investigators has found that fat cells and surrounding tissue may have certain limitations when it comes to storing excess fat. When these limits are exceeded, a chain of reactions begins to take place which may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Explosion of type 2 diabetes put strain on local health resources
Type 2 diabetes can be an extremely expensive and time consuming disease to manage, and helping individuals control their symptoms is starting to become a major burden for local health departments.
Sugar-sweetened drinks increase type 2 diabetes risk
In recent years, the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages - including sodas and sports drinks - has risen sharply. Meanwhile, the increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates have followed a similar curve.
Diabetes rates set to rise sharply
Unless new strategies are implemented to help reduce the number of obese individuals, the rate of type 2 diabetes is going to skyrocket in the coming years, according to a new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers.
Communities launch diabetes prevention programs
Children who are obese are significantly more likely to carry extra weight with them into adulthood. This dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Hospitalizations increase among females with type 2 diabetes
As obesity rates continue to rise, the number of women who are hospitalized for type 2 diabetes-related problems is also increasing.
Intensive weight loss programs may benefit obese individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Losing weight and improving fitness may be among the most important things that overweight individuals can do to avoid developing type 2 diabetes, which is a potentially devastating condition.
Bariatric surgery may be cost-effective weight loss strategy for individuals with type 2 diabetes
Obesity is one of the most common contributing factors to type 2 diabetes, a condition that can result in tremendous healthcare costs for those who have it. However, a new study has found that obese individuals who have developed diabetes may be able to reduce the costs associated with the condition by pursuing bariatric weight loss surgery.
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity rising in California
According to a recent study, the majority of adults in California classify as obese or overweight and more than 2 million individuals have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Obesity may lead to insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes
Research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has revealed that insulin may reduce the inflammation that is caused by obesity, thereby lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Bariatric surgery before pregnancy may increase risk for gestational diabetes
A recent study published in the August issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery before pregnancy have three times the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Cinnamon may protect prediabetics from developing type 2 diabetes
A study conducted by chemists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests that cinnamon - which is known to contain powerful antioxidative compounds - could potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Study links obesity and type 2 diabetes to infertility in women
Insulin resistance - defined by persistently elevated levels of insulin and the abnormal regulation of blood sugar - is a common characteristic of type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, it is also a feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is the most common cause of infertility and affects up to one in 10 women.
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