Obesity is a chronic health problem that is often progressive and difficult to treat. An estimated 80% to 90% of people with type 2 diabetes have overweight or obesity. Obesity
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- New method for multiancestry polygenic prediction holds promise for reducing health care disparities
A team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Cancer Institute has developed a new algorithm for genetic risk-scoring for major diseases across diverse ancestry populations that holds promise for reducing health care disparities.
- Antibiotics can sometimes benefit bacteria
Scientists have found a surprising effect of some antibiotics on certain bacteria – that the drugs can sometimes benefit bacteria, helping them live longer.
- Study identifies four novel receptors potentially linking endometrial cancer with PCOS
A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 14 on September 22, 2023, entitled, "Transcriptomic analysis identifies four novel receptors potentially linking endometrial cancer with polycystic ovary syndrome and generates a transcriptomic atlas."
- One gene variant could be a shield against severe COVID-19 lung damage
Researchers identify a specific genetic variant, rs2204985, linked to less severe lung involvement and a stronger immune response in COVID-19 patients with severe pneumonia. The study suggests that understanding this genetic marker could help identify high-risk individuals and enhance strategies for prevention and treatment.
- Study: Most patients prescribed fewer opioids after surgery satisfied with pain control
In a recent Mayo Clinic study, researchers found that most patients prescribed fewer opioids after surgery were able to maintain satisfactory comfort levels without requiring more prescription refills later.
- Women face more barriers to cardiac rehabilitation than men
Cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) improves health outcomes and well-being and can reduce death and re-hospitalization rates by 20%.
- Research uncovers a link between antiviral drug for COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 mutations
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the University of Liverpool, the University of Cape Town and UKHSA have uncovered a link between an antiviral drug for COVID-19 infections called molnupiravir and a pattern of mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- New AI model improves accuracy of tumor removal in breast cancer surgery
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools have received a lot of attention recently, with the majority of discussions focusing on proper use.
- Do environmental and occupational factors influence semen quality?
New research sheds light on how environmental and occupational factors impact male fertility, revealing that proximity to power lines may enhance semen quality while living near chemical factories could be detrimental. The study emphasizes the need for a deeper understanding of these factors in the context of rising infertility rates.
- Radiation therapy combined with two types of immunotherapy could be effective against cold tumors
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered that radiation therapy combined with two types of immunotherapy-;one that boosts T cells, and another that boosts dendritic cells-;can control tumors in preclinical models of triple negative breast cancer, a cancer type that's typically resistant to immunotherapy alone.
- Wearable devices show who may need more help managing diabetes
A new study suggests that how well people with diabetes manage their blood sugar depends on their experience with the condition and their overall success in controlling their glucose levels, as well as on the season and time of day. The findings could help physicians identify those patients who could benefit from more guidance in regulating their blood sugar, particularly at certain times of year.
- Diabetes and an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Diabetes causes chronic inflammation, but you can fight back with the right diet.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (Keto + Gluten Free)
Made with low-carb chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, and just a hint of vanilla, this autumn-inspired recipe is sure to be a new favorite.
- Compound derived from hops reduces abundance of gut microbe associated with metabolic syndrome
Researchers have shown in a mouse model and lab cultures that a compound derived from hops reduces the abundance of a gut bacterium associated with metabolic syndrome.
- Study shows morning and afternoon slightly better than evening physical activity for diabetes prevention
New research shows that morning and afternoon physical activity are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes across all population levels of education and income, but found no statistically significant association between evening physical activity and risk type 2 diabetes.
- 12 Easy Lunch Ideas for Type 2 Diabetes
Making a healthy lunch one of your priorities can have a significant effect on your weight and blood sugar level.
- Exercise and muscle regulation: Implications for diabetes and obesity
How do our muscles respond at the molecular level to exercise? Researchers have unraveled the cellular basis and signaling pathways responsible for the positive impact of physical activity on our overall health. Regulatory T cells, a type of immune cell, play a critical role in ensuring proper muscle function. These novel insights are paving the path towards precision medicines targeting metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, as well as muscle-related illnesses.
- Diabetes Stomach Troubles? Maybe It’s Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
EPI is a rare condition that prevents proper digestion — but it may be more common in people with diabetes than most doctors suspect.
- Psoriasis and Diabetes: What’s the Connection?
Diabetes increases the likelihood of psoriasis, a condition that causes patches of itchy, dry skin, but there are treatments available.
- An implantable device could enable injection-free control of diabetes
Engineers designed an implantable device that carries hundreds of thousands of islet cells along with its own on-board oxygen factory to keep the cells healthy. Such a device could help Type 1 diabetes patients eliminate the need for insulin injections.
- Watch Out: Ozempic May Increase the Risk of Eye Disease
The world’s buzziest diabetes drug may accelerate the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
- Lawsuit: Did Medtronic Sell Your Data?
A new lawsuit alleges that Medtronic stole users' private data from the InPen app and sold it to marketers.
- Ham and Cheese Frittata
A hearty and low-carb frittata recipe for breakfast or brunch.
- Night Owls Have Significantly Higher Diabetes Risk, Study Says
People who go to bed late are 72 percent more likely to develop diabetes than early birds, and unhealthy habits play a major role.
- Covid Season Is Back — Do You Need a Booster?
COVID-19 remains a special concern for people with diabetes.
- Comprehensive insulin signalling map shows interplay between genes and diet
Researchers have produced a comprehensive picture of insulin signalling in mice and suggest that it is shaped by entangled effects of genetics and diet.
- Both high-protein and normal-protein diets are effective for T2D management
New findings indicate that the type of protein in the diet is not as important as the overall amount of weight loss for those with Type 2 diabetes. 106 adults with T2D were randomly assigned to either the high-protein or normal-protein diet for 52 weeks. Both diets were energy-restricted. The high-protein diet included recommendations to include lean beef in the diet, while the normal-protein diet instructed participants to refrain from eating any red meats. The team of researchers found that both a high-protein diet (40 percent of total calories from protein) and a moderate-protein diet (21 percent of total calories from protein) were effective in improving glucose control, weight loss and body composition in people with Type 2 diabetes.
- 'Night owls' more likely than 'early birds' to develop diabetes
A new study has an important message for people who consider themselves night owls. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, found that people with later sleep and wake times had less healthy lifestyles and were at greater risk of developing diabetes than those with early-bird sleep habits.
- The human lipidome reveals new indicators of health, disease and aging
A new survey of an under-explored aspect of human biology uncovers the many roles of the body's 'greasy molecules.'
- Genetic study of blood glucose levels calls for stratified treatment with GLP-1R agonists in type 2 diabetes
Researchers reveal for the first time that high blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes can play a causal role in lung disorders.
- Women with PCOS on keto diet may see improvements in fertility
The ketogenic (keto) diet may lower testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new article.
- After treatment with semaglutide, newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients needed little or no insulin
Treating newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients with semaglutide (trade names Ozempic, Wegovy and Rybelsus) may drastically reduce or even eliminate their need for injected insulin.
- Bacteria treatment reduces insulin resistance, protects against diabetes
Researchers have discovered a type of gut bacteria that might help improve insulin resistance, and thus protect against the development of obesity and type-2 diabetes. The study involved genetic and metabolic analysis of human fecal microbiomes and then corroborating experiments in obese mice.
- Cluster of slightly unhealthy traits linked with earlier heart attack and stroke
Middle-aged adults with three or more unhealthy traits including slightly high waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose have heart attacks and strokes two years earlier than their peers, according to new research.
- Metabolite in urine predicts diabetic kidney failure 5-10 years early; oral therapeutic drug shows promise in mice
High urine levels of adenine, a metabolite produced in the kidney, were associated with a higher risk of kidney failure in three international research cohorts.
- Cells with an ear for music release insulin
Researchers are pursuing various solutions for administering insulin to those with Diabetes. One such solution is to enclose insulin-producing designer cells in capsules that can be implanted in the body and triggered externally. Researchers have discovered a novel stimulation method using music to trigger cells to release insulin. Their solution works especially well with 'We Will Rock You' from the British rock band, Queen.
- Simple blood test may predict future heart, kidney risk for people with Type 2 diabetes
An analysis of a clinical trial of more than 2,500 people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease found that high levels of four biomarkers are strongly predictive for the development of heart and kidney issues.
- Positive metabolic effects of gastric bypass disappear quickly
A new study raises questions about the efficacy of bariatric operations involving gastric bypass. The results show that the biggest metabolic changes happened directly after surgery. Just a year after the operation, the concentration of metabolites and fats had returned to almost the same levels as before the procedure.
- Anti-obesity drug improves associative learning in people with obesity
Obesity leads to altered energy metabolism and reduced insulin sensitivity of cells. The so-called 'anti-obesity drugs' are increasingly used to treat obesity and have caused tremendous interest, especially in the USA. Researchers have now shown in people with obesity that reduced insulin sensitivity affects learning of sensory associations. A single dose of the anti-obesity drug liraglutide was able to normalize these changes and restore the underlying brain circuit function.
- Medications for chronic diseases affect the body's ability to regulate body temperature, keep cool
Medications to treat various chronic diseases may hinder the body's ability to lose heat and regulate its core temperature to optimal levels. The loss of effective thermoregulation has implications for elderly people receiving treatment for illnesses like cancer, cardiovascular, Parkinson's disease/dementia and diabetes, particularly during hot weather, according to a review by a team of scientists.
- Semaglutide medication may benefit 93 million U.S. adults
A popular weight loss medication may prevent up to 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes over 10 years, and could result in 43 million fewer obese people. The study estimated a reduction in cardiovascular disease risk of 1.8% (from 10.15% to 8.34%), projecting up to 1.5 million cardiovascular events could be potentially prevented in 10 years.
- Arterial stiffness may cause and worsen heart damage among adolescents by increasing blood pressure and insulin resistance
Arterial stiffness is a novel cause of premature heart damage among adolescents, according to a new follow-up study.
- Research into use of diabetes medication for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer
Patients with localized prostate cancer have a good chance of survival, but mortality rates among those with advanced, metastatic forms of the condition remain high. Until now, the precise mechanism behind the spread of the tumor has not been fully explained. But an international research team has succeeded in decoding the underlying cellular signal pathway and has carried out research using a common diabetes medication that could provide a new treatment option.
- Diabetes linked to functional and structural brain changes through MRI
A new study finds that the longer a person has type 2 diabetes, the more likely they may be to experience changes in brain structure. MRI results, researchers say, indicate the negative effects longstanding diabetes may have on brain health outcomes and emphasize the importance of preventing early onset type 2 diabetes.
- Irregular sleep patterns associated with harmful gut bacteria
New research has found irregular sleep patterns are associated with harmful bacteria in your gut.