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Overeating has bigger consequences in families with a history of type 2 diabetes
09/07/2010 - Australian researchers have revealed that healthy people who are genetically predisposed for type 2 diabetes gain more weight when they overeat.
Obesity may lead to insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes
09/07/2010 - 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.
Genes leading to insulin sensitivity may not be stimulated in type 2 diabetics
09/06/2010 - A study conducted at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has shown that obese people carry abnormal genes and proteins that may contribute to insulin resistance.
Hepatitis C may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
09/06/2010 - Scientists have known for years that people who have Hepatitis C are up to four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. An Australian research team has confirmed that these individuals have a high level of insulin resistance in muscle, a common precursor to the disease.
Low thyroid hormone may be linked to longevity
09/06/2010 - According to a new study conducted by researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, a less active thyroid may mean more years added to your life, Reuters reports.
Vitamin K2 could boost bone health
09/06/2010 - Recent research has touted vitamin K2 as being beneficial to heart, bone and brain health. The vitamin can help bones because K2 functions as a contributor to the enzyme that catalyzes the production of osteocalcin - a protein produced by osteoblasts, which are cells responsible for bone formation, Mercola.com reports.
Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey battles thyroid cancer and continues to dance
09/06/2010 - Actress Jennifer Grey may be best known for her role in the movie Dirty Dancing, and she has recently joined the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). However, the actress recently battled thyroid cancer, which was found during her pre-DWTS health screening, USA Today reports.
Impaired self-control can be a symptom of type 2 diabetes
09/02/2010 - A study published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine reports that type 2 diabetes - a very common disease associated with obesity - may be associated with an inability to resist the temptation of food. The neurological changes that result from poor impulse control may exacerbate diabetes.
Molecular imaging could improve thyroid cancer detection and treatment
09/02/2010 - A series of studies published in the latest issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine show that molecular imaging plays a critical role in the evaluation and treatment of a spectrum of cancers, including thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-small cell lung cancer, Health Imaging reports.
Gastric bypass may help regulate insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics
09/01/2010 - Research presented at the Endocrine Society's 92nd annual meeting has revealed that gastric bypass surgery could potentially benefit patients with type 2 diabetes.
Film critic Roger Ebert survives thyroid cancer and publishes cookbook
09/01/2010 - Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002. However, today he is feeling well and releasing a cookbook.
Medical company releases new tool for spinal surgery
09/01/2010 - Spinal compression fractures are often caused by osteoporosis, a disease of low bone strength that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. In order to heal these fractures, doctors can perform kyphoplasty, which is a surgical procedure involving a small balloon that is used to create a cavity in the vertebrae. Bone cement is then delivered into the cavity to stabilize the spinal fracture.
Type 2 diabetes and socioeconomic status may be linked in black women
08/31/2010 - A research team at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found a link between socioeconomic status and the risk for type 2 diabetes in African American women.
Study: "Sprouty" protein may cause osteoporosis
08/31/2010 - In the latest edition of The FASEB Journal, researchers from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute record their discovery of a new protein that is responsible for regulating body fat and bone mass, which they named Sprouty.
Certain thyroid cancers have higher incidence of nodal metastases
08/31/2010 - A recent study published in Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that malignant central nodal metastases - cancer that spreads to lymph nodes - are more likely to occur in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma than those with follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Kidney damage may increase the mortality rate of type 1 diabetes patients
08/31/2010 - According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, type 1 diabetes patients who have early and asymptomatic kidney damage may have a higher rate of mortality.
Gene variants associated with risk for type 1 diabetes may also be protective
08/26/2010 - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that gene variants associated with an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes may actually have some beneficial qualities.
Surgical procedure may result in better glucose control for type 2 diabetics
08/26/2010 - Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania have discovered a link between the central nervous system and the development of type 2 diabetes.
Proper nutrition may prevent osteoporosis as well as jaw and teeth problems
08/26/2010 - Many people know of the spine and hip fracture risks that are associated with osteoporosis, although few may be aware that the condition can affect teeth and jaw bone as well. Brushing twice daily, flossing and undergoing yearly dentist check-ups are beneficial; however, there are several other steps people can take to prevent oral diseases and bone decay.
Study: BPA exposure may lead to thyroid hormone changes in men
08/26/2010 - An international group of researchers from the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Exeter recently identified changes in sex hormones that are associated with bisphenol A (BPA) in men. BPA, which has also been associated with thyroid hormone disruption, is a chemical commonly used in food and drink containers.
Child abuse may increase risks of osteoporosis in adulthood
08/26/2010 - According to a new study, physical, sexual or psychological trauma suffered in childhood may lead to a weakened immune system later in life. Adults with weakened immune systems often suffer from poor bone and heart health, as well as a number of other bodily issues.
Mayo Clinic creates four new anaplastic thyroid cancer cell lines for research
08/26/2010 - Several years ago, scientists from the Mayo Clinic discovered that the laboratory samples of anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) that they were using for research were from some other type of cancer. The researchers then set out to create a new set of laboratory ATC cells, derived from tumors donated by patients.
Evidence found linking type 2 diabetes and many cancers
08/25/2010 - Experts at the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society have revealed emerging evidence that connects type 2 diabetes and the incidence of cancer.
Obesity and weight gain later in life may increase risk for type 2 diabetes
08/25/2010 - A study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that people over age 65 who are obese, carry excess fat around the waist or gain weight later in life have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
Children with bowel disease may have increased risk of developing osteoporosis
08/25/2010 - Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis that affect the intestinal tract. A new study suggests that children with IBD may be at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD).
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