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June 16, 2013 (Newswise) — Eating more red meat over time is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a follow-up of three studies of about 149,000 U.S. men and women, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.
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June 15, 2013 (Newswise) — Researchers have developed a risk assessment scoring system that they believe may better identify certain adults – especially African Americans – at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke than does the current system of diagnosing the metabolic syndrome. The results
June 3, 2013 (UI Hospital) — University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics is recruiting volunteers to participate in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Beginning recruitment in June, the project is called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study.
June 3, 2013 (UT Southwestern) — UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are seeking 150 adults with type 2 diabetes to take part in the local arm of a major national clinical trial that will compare benefits and side effects of four widely used therapies to lower blood-sugar levels.
Diabetes specialists at UT Southwestern and at 36 other sites across the country are testing the four medications, which will be used in combination with metformin, the most
June 2, 2013 (Washington University in St. Louis) — Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a popular artificial sweetener can modify how the body handles sugar.
In a small study, the researchers analyzed the sweetener sucralose (Splenda) in 17 severely obese people who do not have diabetes and don't use artificial sweeteners regularly.
"Our results indicate that this artificial sweetener is not inert — it does have an effect," said first author M. Y