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The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes

The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes

Pancreatic beta cell under electronic microscopy. The white circles visible in the centre of the cell correspond to fat storage droplets. Credit: © UNIGE – laboratoire Maechler With nearly 10% of the world’s population affected, type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue. An excessively sedentary lifestyle and excessively caloric diet encourage the development …

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Death rates among people with type 2 diabetes have declined in many countries including Australia, Canada and the US

Death rates among people with type 2 diabetes have declined in many countries including Australia, Canada and the US

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People with type 2 diabetes are living longer, with a new study suggesting that health management strategies developed in recent decades may be working. The global study of 16 high-income countries, led by researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, showed that death rates for people with type 2 diabetes …

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Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the …

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Less than 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes in the US are meeting optimal heart health targets

Less than 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes in the US are meeting optimal heart health targets

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement …

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COVID saw us sitting longer, and diabetes rose globally by 16% in 2 years

COVID saw us sitting longer, and diabetes rose globally by 16% in 2 years

Spending less time sitting down is an achievable first step to a healthier lifestyle. Credit: Shutterstock New figures show global diabetes prevalence has increased by 16% in the past two years, with 537 million adults (aged 20–79) now estimated to be living with the chronic condition. Over this same time period, COVID has stopped us …

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Bariatric surgery cuts hepatic steatosis in obesity and type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery cuts hepatic steatosis in obesity and type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are highly effective for reducing hepatic steatosis in patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, with almost complete clearance of liver fat one year after surgery, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Kathrine Aglen Seeberg, M.D., from the …

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Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders

Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)) finds that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder compared with the general population. The research was conducted by Nanna Lindekilde, Department of Psychology, University …

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Researchers report novel findings for breast cancer patients with obesity, diabetes

Researchers report novel findings for breast cancer patients with obesity, diabetes

Three-dimensional culture of human breast cancer cells, with DNA stained blue and a protein in the cell surface membrane stained green. Image created in 2014 by Tom Misteli, Ph.D., and Karen Meaburn, Ph.D. at the NIH IRP. Obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes are risk factors for breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The metabolic …

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Access to care disrupted for young adults with diabetes in COVID-19

Access to care disrupted for young adults with diabetes in COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Young adults with diabetes are most likely to report having missed medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic and have lower intention of receiving COVID-19 vaccination, according to research published in the Nov. 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Mark É. Czeisler, Ph.D., from Monash University …

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Isolation severely impacts diabetes management

Isolation severely impacts diabetes management

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research has found that patients’ self-management of their diabetes has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly during periods of self-isolation. A study led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), published in the journal Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome, surveyed 679 adult patients between May and November 2020 and found that self-isolation was …

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