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February 10, 2016 (Healio) - Chinese adults are more likely to have elevated fasting plasma glucose in the winter and spring compared with autumn and summer, according to recent findings.
Shandy Li, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues analyzed data from 49,417 adults participating in the Kailua
February 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) - For U.S. adolescents, metabolic syndrome (MetS) severity decreased from 1999 to 2012, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Pediatrics.
Arthur M. Lee, from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and colleagues examined temporal trends for 5,117 participants aged 12 to 19 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for MetS severity and factors related to diet and physical activity. Individual waves of data from 1999 to 201
February 10, 2016 (Reuters Health) - Children who have excess body fat by age 10 may have greater odds of developing diabetes in their preteen years than their slimmer peers, a Canadian study suggests.
Researchers measured height and hip size to assess body fat in about 600 children when they were 8 to 10 years old, and again two years later. They found every 1 percent of additional body fat at the start of the study was linked to a 3 percent decline in sensitivity to t
February 10, 2016 (EurekAlert) — The most significant complications of diabetes include diabetic retinal disease, or retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease, or nephropathy. Both involve damaged capillaries.
The biggest risk factor associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels is high blood sugar, although genetic factors are also at play. Experiments conducted on both individual cells and laboratory animals indicate that the presence of vitamin B1 inside the cell can prevent the dam
February 10, 2016 (MedicalXPress) — Researchers have new insight into the complex interchange that can raise blood levels of unhealthy lipids, or fat, in type 1 diabetes, and early evidence that a drug under study to block cancer cell growth can restore healthier levels.
Too much glucose and fat circulating in the blood - and consequently damaging the vascular system and major organs - help make cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death and disability in peop