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NYU Researchers Examine Obesity Perceptions Among Chinese-American Adults in NYC

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 28, 15, 03:57 PM 0 Comment

May 28, 2015 — Study finds one-third of Chinese Americans did not perceive their body weight correctly.

Worldwide, obesity is becoming more prevalent. According to The World Health Organization, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, and in 2008 25% of adults aged 20 and over were overweight, and another 11% were obese. Obesity has been identified as a major source of unsustainable health costs and numerous adverse outcomes, including morbidity and mortality due to hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer.

Accuracy of bod

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New Study: NuSirt Technology Could Aid in Treatment of Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 28, 15, 03:52 PM 0 Comment

May 28, 2015 — NuSirt Biopharma today announced publication of new research showing that its technology combining leucine, an amino acid, with very low doses of phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors has the potential to become a new medical therapy for diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and Type 2 diabetes. If results of the study, which was published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, are confirmed in humans, NuSirt's combination of leucine and PDE5 inhibitors could lead to medicines to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a c

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Pharmacist Intervention Improves Diabetes Control of Underserved Patients

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 28, 15, 11:51 AM 0 Comment

May 28, 2015 (Healio) - Underserved patients with suboptimally controlled type 2 diabetes exhibited greater medication adherence and better glycemic control with pharmacist-directed medication management than with usual care, according to recent study findings published in The Diabetes Educator.

"Findings from this study may inform the development of metrics to more systematically asses

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High-Fiber Diet Could Lower Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 28, 15, 11:27 AM 0 Comment

May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence that a high fiber diet helps protect against type 2 diabetes has been presented in research published online May 26 in Diabetologia.

Dagfinn Aune, a Ph.D. student affiliated with Imperial College London, and colleagues looked at data on 29,238 Europeans tracked for an average of 11 years. Those with the highest amount of fiber in their diet (more than 26 grams a day) were 18 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest fiber intake (les

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New Study Shows a Plant-Based Vegan Diet Improves Diabetic Neuropathy Pain, Lowers Body Weight

Posted by dlife on Wed, May 27, 15, 03:39 PM 0 Comment

May 27, 2015 — A plant-based diet reduces the pain of diabetic neuropathy, according to new research published today in Nutrition & Diabetes by researchers with the Physicians Committee, California State University, East Bay, and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Neuropathy is a complication of diabetes manifesting as pain, numbness, and other nerve symptoms. The pilot study put 17 adults on a low-fat vegan diet for 20 weeks, with weekly nutrition classes. The researchers found significant improvements in pain, measured by the Short Form McGill P

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