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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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Study: Doctors Not Always Sure When to Treat BP in People with Diabetes

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

Even when pressure is high, uncertainty stems from ambiguous standards, competing demands and overlapping health problems, U-M/VA study findsMay 19, 2008 (UMHS Newsroom) For people with diabetes, high blood pressure poses a special threat, multiplying their risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.But a new study finds that even when people with diabetes show up in their doctors office with a high blood pressure reading, theres only a 50-50 chance that each of them will get some s

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Erectile Dysfunction May Signal a Broken Heart

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

ED not only interferes with romance, it warns of future heart diseaseMay 19, 2008 (Eurekalert) -- Erectile dysfunction is always a matter of the heart, but new research shows that more than romance is at stake. Two new studies of men with type 2 diabetes found that erectile dysfunction (ED) was a powerful early warning sign for serious heart disease, including heart attack and death. One of the studies also showed that cholesterol-lowering medications could cut the risk of heart problems b

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