Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin resistance ups T2D risk, independent of BMI

(HealthDay)—A genetic score for insulin resistance is associated with lower body mass index (BMI) and with incident type 2 diabetes (T2D) even among individuals of normal weight, according to a study published ...

Jul 07, 2014
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Diabetes in Britain nearing a "health emergency"

Diabetes is becoming a "national health emergency" in Britain with 280,000 people a year diagnosed with the disease, risking unsustainable strain on health services, charity Diabetes UK said on Monday.

Jul 07, 2014
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Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines

Researchers from Technical University of Denmark Systems Biology have mapped 500 previously unknown microorganisms in human intestinal flora as well as 800 also unknown bacterial viruses (also called bacteriophages) ...

Jul 06, 2014
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Explaining 'healthy' obesity

Up to one-quarter of individuals currently labeled as obese are actually metabolically healthy and do not have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, ...

Jul 03, 2014
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