Tag: "diabetes" at medical news
A little TLC goes a long way toward reducing high cholesterol
...e, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes
that is associated with obesity and overweight. Having one risk factor increases a person's risk of heart disease, but having several as in metabolic syndrome increases risk even more. The lifestyle changes recommended in the TLC program especiall...
Study finds some faithful less likely to pass the plate
... to suffer from chronic illnesses like adult onset diabetes
and heart disease. Increasing health-care costs, social discrimination and a poor quality of life also are consequences of an obese lifestyle, Ferraro says. In other health contexts, religion is considered positive. Prayer, meditation and the socia...
Mexican Americans have higher risk of stroke recurrence
...r predictors of death in this population including diabetes
and coronary artery disease and indicates that in ... in how traditional vascular risk factors, such as diabetes
and hypertension, were handled in the two groups. "Differences in physician treatment, patient comp...
Even Superman couldn't win battle with pressure ulcers
...al. Many of these patients are elderly and/or have diabetes
or vascular disease. Immobile patients can develop pressure ulcers within three to six hours of lying on an emergency room stretcher. Elderly persons in long-term care, particularly those who are immobile, incontinent or have dementia, are also at ri...
African Americans have lower response rate to standard therapy for hepatitis C
...y weight and were more likely to have a history of diabetes
and hypertension. African Americans were also more likely to have genotype 1b and less likely to have genotype 1a. According to a second study published in the August issue of Gastroenterology, "non-Hispanic black race [is] the important predict...
Schools should take the lead in increasing kids' activity
...cal inactivity including heart disease and type 2 diabetes
is growing." The scientific statement takes a comprehensive look at the state of physical education, from the amount of time students should be active each week to enhancements in the college education of physical education (PE) teachers. "It do...
Ph.D. students get clinical training, focus on translational research
... a student whose laboratory research will focus on diabetes
accompanies endocrinologists on hospital rounds and discusses actual cases, seeing the problems that patients face. It is unique for doctoral students to get this type of clinical training, said Kevin High, M.D., co-director of the program. It is n...
Pigments in corn, squash and other vegetables may help protect against age-related vision loss
...a chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes
or hypertension, that might alter their dietary habits. However, no significant difference was observed in the overall group of women or when comparing lutein and zeaxanthin levels in the blood to AMD occurrence. There was a weak association betwee...
Wear and tear of stress: the psychoneurobiology of aging
... effect and can lead to disorders like depression, diabetes
and cognitive impairment in aging," said Dr. McEwen. Cumulative stress effects, said McEwen, are showing up in people who are under constant stress, like those in caregiver situations or those who suffer from obesity and/or diabetes. These people a...
Going to church to lose weight
...tment of Health. The research team, led by Temple diabetes
expert Guenther Boden, M.D., plans to use the $4.15 million to test whether an Internet-based telemedicine system can help overweight and obese African Americans in the nearby community lose weight. "Sixty percent of Pennsylvanians are overweight or ...
New treatment model for bipolar disorder shows promise
...m management approaches found in interventions for diabetes
and asthma to the treatment of bipolar disorder and found that people with serious mental illness can help take control of their care," said Mark S. Bauer, M.D., staff psychiatrist with the Providence V.A. Medical Center and professor of psychiatry a...
Chronically high blood sugar linked to risk of cognitive impairment
.... "We already know there's a connection between diabetes
and cognitive problems," says lead author Kristine...ld tell us about a group of women with and without diabetes
who were followed for four years. Nobody has really looked at that before." The glycosylated hemo...
CVD patients should be tested for chronic kidney disease
...ure as well as those with CVD risk factors such as diabetes
and hypertension. "Cardiovascular patients should ask their cardiologists about the non-invasive tests to screen for kidney disease," Brosius said. "Doctors should use this advisory as a reminder of the important connection between kidney disease ...
Exercise important in reducing size of abdominal fat cells
...f abdominal fat cells which are a risk factor for diabetes
and heart disease takes more than cutting calorie...ll known that overall obesity is a risk factor for diabetes
and heart disease. Not all obese people develop these diseases, of course. Obese people who have mor...
New study supports major change in diet treatment for diabetes
WASHINGTON--A low-fat vegan diet treats type 2 diabetes
more effectively than a standard diabetes
diet and may be more effective than single-agent therapy with oral diabetes
drugs, according to a st...
Extreme heat: Who is most likely to die?
...hether certain chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes
and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, played a role in susceptibility and which mortality causes experience the largest relative increases on days with extreme temperatures. The survey data included 7,789,655 deaths across 50 U.S. cities from 19...
Compound in dairy products targets diabetes
... found in dairy products have successfully treated diabetes
in mice, according to a researcher at Penn State. ...newest generation of synthetic drugs used to treat diabetes
in humans. These synthetic drugs act by triggering a set of nuclear receptors called PPAR. In ad...
Race affects medication adherence in type 2 diabetes
...ly than whites to take their medication for Type 2 diabetes
as it is prescribed, a new study suggests. The r...use African Americans tend to have higher rates of diabetes
and disease-related complications," said Rajesh Balkrishnan, a study co-author and the Merrell Dow p...
Gout increases risk of heart attack, according to University of Pittsburgh study
...evels, aspirin use, family history of acute MI, or diabetes
mellitus. However, the group with gout was signifi...d among those who did not have metabolic syndrome, diabetes
mellitus or obesity. "The absolute magnitude of the relative risk for the presence of gout was no...
Hispanic and African American adults are uninsured at rates 1 1/2 to three times higher than whites
...our chronic diseases (hypertension, heart disease, diabetes
or asthma) or a disability, compared to half of low-income whites and 39 percent of low-income Hispanic adults. Forty-five percent of African American adults over 200% of poverty report health problems, compared to 32 percent of whites and 23 percent...
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