Diabetes

Vitamin D does not improve glycemic control in prediabetes

(HealthDay)—Supplementation with vitamin D does not appear to improve glycemic indices or cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with prediabetes, according to research published online June 19 in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes

Genetic risk score linked to increased risk of diabetes

(HealthDay)—A genetic risk score based on 46 gene variants linked to type 2 diabetes is associated with increases in the risk of type 2 diabetes and declines in glucose control and beta-cell function, according to a study ...

Diabetes

Key variables examined in gestational diabetes advance

(HealthDay)—For women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), clinical and genetic factors including higher pre-pregnancy body mass index are associated with development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to ...

Diabetes

Newly developed, simple test for gestational diabetes

The increasingly common condition of gestational diabetes can have serious consequences for both the mother and child if left untreated. Prompt diagnosis and therapy can protect against these consequences. A new testing method ...

Diabetes

Sleep apnea tied to insulin resistance in young, lean men

(HealthDay)—In healthy, lean, young men, the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) correlates with insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia to maintain normal glucose levels, according to a study published ...

Health

Get the world on its feet: The role of exercise training

Western societies are struggling to pay for their ever increasing medical budgets. In the US up to 393 billion US-$ were spent in 2005 for cardiovascular diseases alone. Based on epidemiologic studies in primary prevention ...

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