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Researchers find cause of body fat-related diabetes risk
A team of researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School may have found an explanation for why high levels of body fat tend to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes more than subcutaneous fat.
Hormone may lead to improved diabetes treatments
A team of researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center has discovered a type of hormone that may prevent the death of insulin-producing beta cells. They believe the findings could lead to improved treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes becoming more common in adolescents
Children and adolescents are among the groups most affected by the growing obesity epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 17 percent of Americans between the ages of 2 and 19 are obese. This significantly increases their risk of a range of health problems, including type 2 diabetes.
International research partnership may speed the development of new diabetes drugs
While the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes have increased dramatically over the last two decades, the pace of research aimed at solving these public health crises has been relatively slow. In an effort to address this situation, an international group of researchers recently announced an agreement to share resources to begin working towards a cure.
Electronic health records may benefit diabetes care
The medical technology field is growing at a rapid rate and some experts believe that this new computing power could be used to help tackle the growing type 2 diabetes epidemic in the U.S.
Ovarian condition may increase diabetes risk
Regardless of weight or other common risk factors, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) stand a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes than women without the condition, according to a new study from University of California, San Francisco researchers.
Psoriasis may increase the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
Individuals with psoriasis are much more like to have metabolic syndrome, which is a constellation of symptoms including type 2 diabetes that significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease. The researchers said that their findings could help doctors make an earlier diagnosis of metabolic issues.
Antioxidants found to mediate type 2 diabetes risk
Two natural compounds have been shown to prevent insulin resistance and inflammation in human tissue, which may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Boston University researchers.
Probiotics could reduce type 2 diabetes risk
In recent years, scientists have increasingly looked to probiotics to help treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and gingivitis. Now, a team of Irish researchers has found that specially engineered bacteria may be able to reduce the prevalence of obesity and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Experts say solutions to the type 2 diabetes epidemic are already known
While chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and liver disease have collectively become the leading causes of death in the U.S., experts say that the conditions are largely avoidable and that simple steps can help reduce an individual's risk.
Higher soda tax may reduce obesity, diabetes risk
In recent years, some researchers have connected increasing consumption of soda to the rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Currently, some lawmakers are looking at raising taxes on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages as a way to curb consumption. A new study has found that there may be some benefit to this.
Survivability of heart attack low in women with type 2 diabetes
Following a heart attack, women who have type 2 diabetes have a much lower survival rate than those without the condition, according to a new study from German researchers.
Birth control medications shown not to lead to development of type 2 diabetes
Despite recent evidence suggesting that there may be adverse side effects from taking certain forms of birth control that may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a recent study from University of Texas researchers has found that birth control does not in fact increase risk.
Fatty acid in dairy products may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
Given the high fat content of dairy products, many obese individuals and those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes tend to stay away from these foods. However, a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that some dairy fat make actually reduce diabetes risk.
Scientists identify fat cells that could reduce type 2 diabetes risk
A team of researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center has discovered a type of cell that is capable of transforming into energy-burning brown fat cells. The findings could help millions of obese individuals cut excess body fat and reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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