Diabetes and Syndrome X

Is Atlantic Salmon (Farmed Salmon) Linked to Obesity and Diabetes?

May 17, 2012

The environmental toxicants with the clearest links to the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes are the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the chlorinated pesticides. Is there a current common source of PCBs and chlorinated pesticides for the average U.S. resident? The greatest source of exposure to these compounds is from farmed salmon (Salmo salar). […]

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These foods have super powers vs. diabetes

February 24, 2012

The American Diabetes Association offers this list of 10 “superfoods” that people with diabetes may want to consider incorporating into their diets: Beans, such as navy, black, kidney or pinto, are very high in fiber, with about a third of the daily requirement in a half-cup. They’re starchy vegetables, but a half-cup provides as much […]

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Low vitamin D levels linked to type 2 diabetes in obese kids – NY Daily News (NY) – By AFP RELEAXNEWS – (Tuesday, December 6, 2011) –

December 9, 2011

Another study underscoring the importance of the sunshine vitamin has found that low vitamin D levels in obese children could be a precursor to the development of type 2 diabetes. To be published in the January 2012 edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study found that obese children with lower levels […]

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More breast cancer diagnosed in women with diabetes – Reuters – By Genevra Pittman – (Thursday, October 20, 2011) –

October 27, 2011

Women with recently diagnosed diabetes may be more likely to also get a breast cancer diagnosis than those without diabetes, suggests a new study from Canada.  It’s not the first time diabetes has been linked to new cases of breast or other cancers. But the findings also hint that at least part of the reason […]

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Menopause Does Not Boost Diabetes Risk, Study Finds – HealthDay – By Mary Elizabeth Dallas – (Wednesday, July 27, 2011) –

August 1, 2011

 WEDNESDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) — Menopause does not raise a woman’s odds of developing diabetes, according to a new study.  Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System found this was true for both women who underwent natural menopause and those who had their ovaries removed.     http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=655205

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Diabetes becoming alarmingly common worldwide, new study finds – Washington Post (D.C.) – By David Brown – (Saturday, June 25, 2011) –

July 1, 2011

Nearly 10 percent of the world’s adults have diabetes, and the prevalence of the disease is rising rapidly. As in the United States and other wealthy nations, increased obesity and inactivity are the primary cause in such developing countries as India and in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. That’s the sobering conclusion […]

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Obesity Greater Risk for Fatty Liver Than Alcohol, Study Finds – HealthDay – By Mary Elizabeth Dallas – (Thursday, June 2, 2011) –

June 7, 2011

Obesity and insulin resistance constitute a greater risk for fatty liver disease than moderate alcohol consumption, according to a new study that found drinking modest amounts of red wine posed no greater risk for developing the condition.     http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=653447

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Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications – HealthDay – By Serena Gordon – (Tuesday, March 29, 2011) –

March 31, 2011

TUESDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) — While complications from type 1 diabetes are common, they aren’t inevitable. New research suggests that some people with the disease apparently have an inherent protection against serious complications, such as eye, kidney and heart disease. In a group of people who’d had type 1 diabetes for more than 50 […]

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Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease – HealthDay -By Ellin Holohan – (Sunday, March 20, 2011) –

March 25, 2011

SUNDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) — People with asthma may have a higher risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study that looked at the relationship between asthma and four other inflammatory conditions. The study, which looked at medical records from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, found higher rates […]

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Practical Matters: Number of prediabetics rising in the U.S. – By Tammy Worth, Special to the Los Angeles Times -(Monday, March 21, 2011) –

March 25, 2011

Diabetes doesn’t pounce on a person out of the blue. Before the diagnosis, a person may linger on the fringes of the condition – blood sugar high but not yet over that line that is clearly diabetes – for years. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures in January showing that the […]

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