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Obesity alone not a good predictor of cardiovascular risk and death, fat distribution proved best

...r the extremely obese, says obesity clearly causes diabetes and hypertension, which in turn cause cardiovascular diseases. Yet, he points out, several large studies have failed to show that obesity and mortality are clearly related. For that reason, he used data from the NHIS and NHANES III surveys to determi...

A new hypothesis about autoimmunity. Is it possible to be too clean?

...her own tissues leading to diseases such as Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. "Autoimmunity has [tradi...nd can be lethal. Take Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus, for instance. Type 1 diabetes manifests when T cells become autoreactive and attack and ki...

Cinnamon may help to alleviate diabetes says UCSB researcher

...s." The healthful effects of cinnamon on mice with diabetes are being studied in a joint project at the UCSB a...lts were obtained by 30 test subjects with type II diabetes after only 40 days of taking cinnamon. They had a significant decrease in blood glucose, triglycerid...

National Academies news: Report on EPA's particulate matter research

...number of groups such as seniors, and people with diabetes or heart disease -- may be particularly susceptible to the particles. Researchers also should conduct a long-term study of the health effects of chronic exposure to particulate matter, the committee said. It also re-emphasized an earlier recommend...

Oregon Stem Cell Center result of OHSU research strides

...to cover other diseases -- Parkinson's disease and diabetes are considered "hot" areas of stem cell research -- it will concentrate on two areas for now and "build on that." "My idea is to focus on the liver and the pancreas, and focus on adult stem cells," he said. "Our research already is advanced in liver ...

Research on inherited eye disorders uncovers new information about blood-vessel formation

...he Norrin-Fz4 system might play some role, such as diabetes and age-related macular degeneration, Nathans added. Similarly, a condition known as retinopathy of prematurity, in which premature infants treated with high oxygen levels because of their undeveloped lungs subsequently suffer abnormal retinal vascul...

UT Southwestern researchers cite recent advances in underlying causes of rare body-fat disorders

...sulting in metabolic complications, such as severe diabetes and high blood cholesterol levels. By gaining a ...d to diabetes. Some of these patients even develop diabetes in their 20s. Compared to the normal population, there is a much higher prevalence of metabolic comp...

JCI table of contents, 15 March 2004

...********* Linking Cystic Diseases Maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 5 (MODY5) and autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) are caused by mutations in two distinct genes, HNF1-beta and PKHD1, respectively. Both diseases affect the kidney and result in renal cystogenesis. In the March 15 ...

UT Southwestern researchers discover link that could aid in treatment of kidney cyst diseases

...t could lead to treatments for both a rare form of diabetes and a common kidney disease. "We discovered that t...e formation of kidney cysts in both maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 5 (MODY5) and autosomal recessive polycystic disease is related to the same gene a...

Children's Memorial, TGen announce partnership

... and therapies for cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases....

Scientist works to interrupt early changes resulting in diabetic vision loss

...in this project as they set in after many years of diabetes in humans and animal models. We are interested in ...ile the idea that these cells might be affected by diabetes is not new, its acceptance is. Evidence is mounting that transporters, which carry vital substances ...

Gene variants may increase susceptibility to type 2 diabetes

... earlier studies as a likely location for a type 2 diabetes susceptibility gene, the teams identified four gen... (SNPs), which are strongly associated with type 2 diabetes in Finnish and Ashkenazi Jewish populations. All four SNPs cluster in the regulatory region of a s...

As obesity skyrockets, Joslin Diabetes Center urges action to stem the tide of type 2 diabetes

...abetes. Furthermore, the percentage of adults with diabetes increased 65 percent from 1990 to 2001. "Stati...30 minutes daily reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent among adults at risk. "However," Dr. Kahn continued, "I believe we can accelerat...

Rimonbant shows promise in addressing multiple risk factors

...in impaired glucose control) increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The RIO-Lipids study investigated rimonabant's effect on improving insulin sensitivity using a standard test to measure glucose control, the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). The OGTT showed that even in this non-diabe...

JCI table of contents, March 1 2004

...ling and promote atherosclerosis Individuals with diabetes show an increased susceptibility for the developme...rweight individuals, is an important cause of both diabetes and increased atherosclerosis risk. In the March 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, C...

New genomics tool boosts diabetes research

...nction normally, which is particularly relevant to diabetes because the pancreas produces insulin and loss of ...utated forms of HNF4, which could possibly prevent diabetes in some at-risk individuals. Also, these findings could enable scientists to create methods for anal...

Embryonic pig cell transplants halt rat diabetes

... An experimental cross-species transplant to treat diabetes has passed an early test in rats with better-than-...ggesting the innovative approach might halt type 1 diabetes while greatly reducing the risk of rejection. Scientists at Washington University...

Experimental Biology 2004 - Translating the Genome

...volved in research related to the genetic basis of diabetes and its treatment in diverse populations will be displayed during the symposium and the reception/mixer to follow. An exhibit of state of the art research equipment and the latest publications will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. ...

Oxidation processes basis of interdisciplinary research, graduate training

...oxidative stress is related to obesity and Type II diabetes in animals and humans. These scientists are not wo...oxidative stress is related to obesity and Type II diabetes in animals and humans. Nutritional strategies will be developed to modify oxidative stress. "We are...

Chemical that turns mouse stem cells into heart muscles discovered by Scripps researchers

...be ameliorated by regenerating neurons. And Type I diabetes -- in which beta cells are lost -- might be treated by generating new beta cells. Likewise, a damaged heart, which is composed mainly of cardiac muscle cells that the body may be unable to replace once lost, could potentially be repaired with n...

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