Endocrinology News and Research Articles

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.
Researchers review causes of osteoporosis
03/22/2011 - Besides aging and calcium deficiency, what causes osteoporosis? A pair of physicians associated with the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in Paris recently laid out the known intrinsic and external causes of osteoporosis.
Changing cooking oil may benefit postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes
03/22/2011 - A daily dose of safflower cooking oil may help postmenopausal women who suffer from type 2 diabetes improve many of the symptoms of their condition, according to a new study from Ohio State University researchers.
Many women with postpartum thyroiditis experience hypothyroidism
03/22/2011 - A study conducted in southern Italy has found that most women who experience postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) go through a period of hypothyroidism.
Researchers test reliability of implements used to measure osteoporotic spines
03/22/2011 - Scientists from McMaster University recently released a report addressing the reliability of two devices commonly used to measure the spines of patients with osteoporosis.
Researchers find amino acids that increase type 2 diabetes risk
03/21/2011 - Measuring five amino acids in the blood may help doctors identify patients who are at the greatest risk of developing type 2 diabetes decades before they present symptoms, according to a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Statement addresses radiation, radioactive iodine, risk of thyroid cancer
03/21/2011 - In the wake of the radiation leaks at Fukushima I Nuclear Plant in Japan, U.S. health officials recently released a statement regarding the disaster's risk to thyroid health.
Delphian node involvement may mean worse outlook for thyroid cancer
03/21/2011 - A new study has determined that when thyroid cancer metastasizes in the Delphian lymph node, there is a higher likelihood that many parts of the neck will be involved as well.
Type 2 diabetes medication may increase risk of heart complications
03/18/2011 - The medication rosiglitazone has been proven effective in reducing the blood sugar of patients with type 2 diabetes. However, it has also been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. A new study has confirmed these risks, and its authors warn that there may be safer alternatives.
Minimally invasive surgery treats osteoporosis-related back fractures
03/18/2011 - Vertebral fractures are the most common forms of broken bones caused by osteoporosis, and a relatively new form of surgery can correct such pressure fractures while leaving a minimal scar.
Study: DNA-transcribing protein affects severity of anaplastic thyroid cancer
03/18/2011 - Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the most dangerous varieties of thyroid carcinoma, but a new study may have found at least one genetic controller that determines its severity.
Researchers find mechanism that controls insulin production
03/18/2011 - A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers may have discovered the chemical switch that signals beta cells in the pancreas to begin secreting insulin. They said that their findings could have major implications for treating type 2 diabetes.
Physicians note unusual reaction to radioactive iodine after thyroidectomy
03/17/2011 - Healthcare experts say that radioactive iodine can be safely administered after a thyroidectomy because only leftover thyroid cells will absorb the isotope. However, a group of physicians recently witnessed an exception to this principle.
Cost of treating type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes disproportionately falls on 10 states
03/17/2011 - A new report from the Institute for Alternative Futures shows that 10 states currently bear a disproportionate segment of the type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes burden in terms of costs, and predicts that the situation will only worsen in the coming years unless something is done to slow the spread of the disease.

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