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Genetic intestinal condition increases risk of thyroid disease, cancer
04/06/2011 - Recent research seems to confirm the growing consensus that an inherited intestinal polyp condition may increase the risk of thyroid disease.
Premature babies may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
04/06/2011 - Individuals who were born preterm face a greater lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of Stanford University researchers. While the increase in risk is moderate, it underscores the need for these people to avoid other risk factors for the condition.
Study measures effect of timed osteoporosis treatment on bone remodeling
04/05/2011 - Researchers in the Czech Republic recently tested the effect of timed osteoporosis medication injections on the daily rhythm of bone turnover among postmenopausal women.
'Decision aid' may inform people with early-stage thyroid cancer of their options
04/05/2011 - Researchers at the University of Toronto recently made a computer-based educational program to better inform people with papillary thyroid cancer of their treatment options.
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes also linked to liver cancer
04/05/2011 - Individuals who have metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes, may also be more likely to develop liver cancer, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.
Expert discusses dental x-rays and thyroid cancer risk
04/04/2011 - Recently, a medical expert at CNN Health reviewed the risk of thyroid cancer associated with repeated exposure to dental x-rays.
Regularly fasting may cut type 2 diabetes risk
04/04/2011 - Regularly fasting for 24-hour periods may help individuals reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and lower their overall risk of heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.
Type 2 diabetes and obesity epidemic cause increase in NAFLD rates
04/04/2011 - Unless efforts are made to reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity, the rates of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, will soon reach epidemic proportions, according to a new study recently presented at the International Liver Conference.
Medical review lists newest osteoporosis treatments
04/04/2011 - A pair of researchers from Brazil and the U.S. recently released an article detailing the latest treatments and drug administration methods for osteoporosis.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to color blindness
04/01/2011 - Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research have announced that hypothyroidism may have a connection to difficulties in differentiating colors.
NIH plans to push obesity research forward
04/01/2011 - Moving research aimed at fighting obesity from the laboratory into clinical settings is the main focus of the new Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research, a program of the National Institutes of Health. Officials said that the plan would help cut back on many of the diseases associated with excessive weight, including type 2 diabetes.
Study addresses osteoporosis in men
04/01/2011 - In a new study, a team of Belgian researchers reviewed the prevalence of osteoporosis among men, as well as the medical community's typical response to the disease.
Researchers find why some type 1 diabetics live free of health complications
03/30/2011 - While individuals who have suffered from type 1 diabetes for many years are significantly more likely to experience complications resulting from their condition, some with the metabolic disease remain free of these problems.
Treating gum disease may lower type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes costs, study finds
03/29/2011 - Treating individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes for gum disease could lead to lower overall medical costs for those patients, according to a new study from dental plan provider CIGNA.
New report recommends bariatric surgery for people with risk factors for type 2 diabetes
03/29/2011 - Bariatric weight loss surgery should be considered earlier in the treatment process for obese individuals who are risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new policy statement from the International Diabetes Federation.
Researchers uncover first hard evidence that nicotine raises blood sugar levels in individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes
03/28/2011 - For years, health experts have known that there was an association between smoking and poor blood sugar control in individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. However, they lacked the hard evidence to show that any substance in cigarette smoke actually caused unhealthy blood sugar levels.
New medication may prevent onset of type 2 diabetes
03/28/2011 - A medication commonly used to control blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes may also be useful in helping those with pre-diabetes avoid developing the full condition, according to a new study from researchers at Case Western Reserve University.
Small tumors in adults over age 45 become most common form of papillary thyroid cancer
03/28/2011 - Data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have shown that the most common form of papillary thyroid cancer is now microcarcinomas occurring in adults over the age of 45.
Omega-3s may help obese individuals ward off type 2 diabetes
03/25/2011 - Eating more omega-3 fatty acids could help individuals avoid many of the chronic diseases that accompany obesity, including type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
New findings could end the need for type 1 diabetics to take insulin
03/25/2011 - A team of researchers may have discovered a new mechanism in the digestive tract that could lead to improved treatments for type 1 diabetes. The hormone interaction described has similar functions to insulin, and could spare diabetics from the need for insulin injections.
'Frizzled' protein levels may affect osteoporosis development
03/25/2011 - New research has determined that a specific protein signals bone-forming cells to create bone minerals, a finding which may lead to new treatments for osteoporosis.
Drug shown to prevent type 2 diabetes in those with risk factors
03/24/2011 - A medication currently used to treat high blood sugar may help most individuals who are obese and have other metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes completely avoid developing the condition. The findings could have implications for millions of Americans.
Fish-based diet may delay bone loss, osteoporosis
03/24/2011 - Newly released clinical research has determined that eating fish rich in polyunsaturated fats may help older Americans ward off low bone density and osteoporosis.
Common osteoporosis medication reduces mortality risk in the elderly
03/23/2011 - New research has discovered that bisphosphonates, a medication commonly prescribed for osteoporosis, appears to reduce mortality rates among older adults.
Obese teens show risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes
03/23/2011 - Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common in the U.S. Now, a new study has found that the condition may be putting millions of teenagers at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and that a poor diet is largely to blame.

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