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Low levels of specific protein leads to inactivity, increases diabetes risk
One of the most important things a person can do to combat the onset of type 2 diabetes is to lead an active life and get plenty of exercise. However, the findings of new study from the Stanford-Burnham Research Institute suggests that obese individuals may have an impaired ability to exercise, which may compound their risk for developing diabetes.
Investigators warn about the dangers of added sugars
High fructose corn syrup and other added sugars are increasingly becoming a part of many American's everyday lives. However, scientists are beginning to warn consumers that excessive intake of these sugars may lead to many health complications, including type 2 diabetes.
Advice from dietitians may help diabetics control their condition
Individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes know that maintaining a nutritious diet is one of the most important things they can do to control their disease. The findings of a new study suggest that the services of a registered dietitian may help individuals accomplish this goal.
Pressure may hinder the production of new fat
In a finding that could have major implications for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have shown that mechanical loads may prevent fat cells from producing new fat in the body.
Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce diabetes risk
The findings of a recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University Medical Center indicate that moderate alcohol consumption may significantly reduce an individual's risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers determine the best exercise for blood sugar control
Adding aerobic exercise and resistance training to a treatment plan may significantly improve blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Louisiana State University.
Diabetes during pregnancy may increase the risk of kidney-related birth defects
Expectant mothers who are obese or have type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to have children with chronic kidney disease, according to a new study from University of Washington researchers.
Fat outside the veins may contribute to poor heart health in diabetics
Fat outside the arteries may be one of the single most prominent factors that contribute to the development of heart disease in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati.
Study uncovers high price of childhood obesity
Children across the country are experiencing higher rates of obesity. This is having a damaging effect on their heart health and increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
HIV treatments may contribute to type 2 diabetes
Early treatment with new generations of HIV medication has significantly extended the life expectancy and quality of live of individuals infected with the disease. However, a new study from Washington University researchers has found that these drugs may also increase the risk of insulin resistance, which could cause type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes and depression more closely linked than thought
Researchers have long noticed a strong correlation between depression and type 2 diabetes, which has presented them with a classic chicken-and-egg scenario. Until recently, it has been difficult to determine which condition occurs first and causes the other, which makes it hard to address the root cause of either condition.
BMI may be a poor measure of body fat
Body mass index - or BMI - is one of the most common measurements used by physicians to assess a patient's risk for developing type 2 diabetes. BMIs in the obese range have traditionally put an individual at significantly higher risk for developing the disease.
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.
Early heart surgery may benefit diabetics
Individuals with type 2 diabetes face significant heart health risk, which they often struggle against for the remainder of their lives. However, a new study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions has found that seeking surgical procedures to open up blocked arteries soon after receiving a diagnosis of the condition may significantly improve diabetics' condition.
Group urges frequent diabetes testing for seniors
Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects older individuals. When it is left untreated, the disease can be crippling. For this reason, the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project recently launched a new campaign to alert seniors to the importance of getting tested for the condition.

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