People with diabetes have a 35 percent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 percent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, a review by University of Sydney researchers has found.
A new study gives insight into the complexity of genetic and environmental factors that compel some of us to drink and smoke more than others.
A UC San Francisco study of human and mouse pancreatic tissue suggests a new origin story for type 1 (T1) diabetes. The findings flip current assumptions about the causes of the disease on their head and demonstrate a promising new preventative strategy that dramatically reduced disease risk in laboratory animals.
A pair of Affordable Care Act clauses had a sizable effect on the ability of people with diabetes to get health insurance, a new study suggests. Before the requirements took effect, the percentage of people with private health insurance who had diabetes had declined, but it began to increase again after the ACA required insurers to accept people with pre-existing conditions, and limited their ability to charge higher rates to older people.
The smell of food affects physiology and aging. That is the result of research conducted on the model organism of the roundworm by a research team led by Professor Thorsten Hoppe at the Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research (CECAD). Surprisingly, this relationship is due to a single pair of olfactory neurons. The results have now been published in Nature Metabolism.
Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Here, the relationship between dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids and hypertension, using blood pressure measurement and a diet history questionnaire. A Kanazawa University research team found that increased dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids positively impacted hypertension, but that this benefit was limited to individuals without impaired glucose tolerance.
Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami have engineered a human pluripotent stem cell line containing two 'suicide genes' that induce cell death in all but the desired insulin-producing cells. This double fail-safe approach addresses the limitations of pluripotent stem cell-derived beta cells and opens the door to creating safe cell-replacement therapies for people living with type 1 diabetes.
Autophagy is an important biological recycling mechanism that influences the progression of aging in animals. Here, age-related changes in autophagy were studied in multiple model organisms. An Osaka University-led research team found that Rubicon suppression led to reduction of age-associated motor decline, as well as reduction of fibrosis, and that Rubicon could be an important new target for treatments designed to reduce the effects of aging in humans.
A new report, developed by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, reveals that prevention of secondary heart attacks and strokes is critical to combating Australia's number one killer -- cardiovascular disease. It highlights the critical and timely opportunity to invest in secondary prevention in Australia.
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in kidney disease patients who are not on dialysis. But a new study finds that statins are used by only 21.8 percent of such patients who do not already have cardiovascular disease or diabetes or have not been diagnosed with high cholesterol.