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Tag: Diabetes

Weight Loss
A large Phase 3 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an existing drug combined with a healthy diet and mild exercise leads to an average weight loss of 20% [1]. Diet and exercise are not always enough Being a known comorbid factor in many diseases of aging, obesity is tightly...
Sunlight
New data has been released from the Vitamin D Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study [1]. This study is a randomized, controlled trial that includes overweight and obese people studied at 22 academic medical centers in the United States. This data was collected between October 2013 and February 2017. After screening procedures and inclusion criteria, 2423...
Blood pressure
An advance online preprint was recently released in Circulation Research examining carotid bodies' role in hypertension and diabetes [1]. It will be published in the journal later this week. Drugs that target the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor are widely used to treat type 2 diabetes and have also been well-documented for their cardiovascular and...
Diabetes Heart
The latest research published in Diabetes has implicated senescent cardiac stem cells as the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease [1]. Why does diabetes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease? Type 2 diabetes mellitus is closely related to aging. Aging is a major risk factor for diabetes, and individuals with diabetes exhibit several characteristics of...
Metformin
An outcomes study conducted by the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has examined the effects of lifestyle interventions and the popular diabetes drug metformin on all-cause mortality. Background The original DPP was conducted at 27 centers in the United States from 1996 to 2001. Building upon this work, the Centers for Disease Control developed a national...
Thoughtful old man
A team of Spanish researchers has examined how glucose imbalance leads to neurological disorders through the failure of adipocytokines. What are adipocytokines? These compounds' name seems a bit concerning: "adipo-" refers to fat, and a cytokine is a cellular signal most commonly known for being part of the deadly cytokine storm associated with severe immunological...