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Obesity in Dads May Be Associated with Offspring's Increased Risk of Disease

Posted by dlife on Thu, Feb 07, 13, 10:24 AM 0 Comment

February 5, 2013 (Newswise) — A father's obesity is one factor that may influence his children's health and potentially raise their risk for diseases like cancer, according to new research from Duke Medicine.

The study, which appears Feb. 6 in the journal BMC Medicine, is the first in humans to show th

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Maintaining Weight Loss As Important As Losing It for Older Women

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:52 PM 0 Comment

December 10, 2012 (Newswise) — When you're postmenopausal and overweight, losing weight is a good thing, but gaining back just a few pounds may actually be detrimental to your cardiovascular health.

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that gaining weight back after intentional weight loss is associated with negative long-term effects on some card

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Brown Adipose Tissue Has Beneficial Effects on Metabolism and Glucose Tolerance

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:47 PM 0 Comment

December 10, 2012 (Newswise) — Joslin Diabetes Center scientists have demonstrated that brown adipose tissue (BAT) has beneficial effects on glucose tolerance, body weight and metabolism. The findings, which may lead to new treatments for diabetes, appear in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Unlike the more prevalent white adipose tissue (WAT

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Intensive Weight-Loss Intervention Associated With Increased Likelihood of Partial Remission From Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:39 PM 0 Comment

December 18, 2012 (JAMA) — Among overweight adults, participation in an intensive lifestyle intervention (that included counseling sessions and targets to reduce caloric intake and increase physical activity) was associated with a greater likelihood of partial remission of type 2 diabetes, however the absolute remission rates were modest, according to a study i

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Urine Albumin Levels Linked to Diabetes Risk in Men

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 18, 2008 (Newswise) - For men, but not women, higher levels of the protein albumin in the urine are a strong risk factor for diabetes, reports a study in the November issue of the Journal of Hypertension. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.Men's risk of d

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