More women suffering from anaemia, men from diabetes: SRL survey

More women suffering from anaemia, men from diabetes: SRL survey

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Owing to rapidly changing lifestyles, nearly 40 per cent women in India suffer from anaemia than men, while over 20 per cent men suffer from abnormal sugar levels than women, revealed a survey by SRL Diagnostics, pressing the need for preventive health check-up.   Nearly 80 per cent of people […]

Obesity, mother of diabetes and BP, not a disease in India

Obesity, mother of diabetes and BP, not a disease in India

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The government and insurers have well laid out support system to treat diseases like diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, joint replacement and kidney failures but there is no cognisance of mother of all these diseases — obesity.   “Today obesity is not identified as a disease in India. Bariatric surgery […]

Poor dental health linked to diabetes risk

Poor dental health linked to diabetes risk

New York, March 20 (IANS) You may be at an increased risk of diabetes if you are not taking care of your dental health, warns a new study which suggests that dental examination may provide a way to identify the risk for developing the disease.   “We found a progressive positive relationship between worsening glucose […]

New diabetes drug may help obese to reduce weight

New diabetes drug may help obese to reduce weight

New York, March 19 (IANS) Suffering from obesity? A diabetes drug may help you cut down fat as a compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone which regulates appetite, researchers say.   The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which regulates both insulin secretion […]

Diabetes can be divided into five different groups: Study

Diabetes can be divided into five different groups: Study

London, March 3 (IANS) People suffering from diabetes can be divided into five separate groups, not just two, as commonly thought, says a new study.   Diabetes is currently divided into two major groups – Type-1 diabetes which accounts for around 10 per cent of the cases and Type-2 diabetes which accounts for 85-90 per […]

Manipulating gut bacteria may cut obesity, diabetes risk

Manipulating gut bacteria may cut obesity, diabetes risk

New York, February 15 (IANS) Manipulating levels and ratios of gut bacteria can help prevent obesity and diabetes — a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, finds a new study.   The study with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome showed evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a ‘garden’ of bacterial, viral and fungal […]

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India: Study

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India: Study

Washington, January 29 (IANS) Diabetes and hypertension are common among middle-aged and elderly people in India, home to more than a sixth of the world’s population, researchers said on Monday.   Pascal Geldsetzer of Harvard University and colleagues looked at health data collected from 1,320,555 adults across India between 2012 and 2014, which included plasma […]

Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

London, January 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin — the key hormone in diabetes — from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions.   Besides Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nearly 1-2 per cent of cases of the […]

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

New York, December 12 (IANS) If you are suffering from kidney dysfunction, you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, finds a study.   The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea — the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein in foods.   Kidneys normally […]

Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

New York, November 16 (IANS) Using stem cell therapy, US researchers have successfully reversed Type 1 diabetes — a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin — in a mouse model.   In the study, mice with Type 1 diabetes were infused with pre-treated blood stem cells to produce more of […]

Suffering from diabetes? Stick to these fruits

Suffering from diabetes? Stick to these fruits

New Delhi, November 14 (IANS) Diabetes has come to be one of the most dreaded offshoots of modern and hectic lifestyles. In such cases, fruits play a major role and can go a long way in helping a diabetes patients condition from worsening.   Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist at FITPASS and Sonia Narang, Nutritionist and Wellness […]

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

November 14(Reuters) – The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said on Tuesday.   The vast majority of those affected have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and the epidemic is […]

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