Posted 5:00 PM 5/23/2013 by Margaret Farley Steele
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The risk was greatest for patients taking atorvastatin (brand name Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that's linked to insulin sensitivity, Harvard researchers (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/21/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can affect almost every aspect of life, but some of the changes brought about by the disorder can be downright dangerous for those with diabetes.
New research has found that people with diabetes who are depressed have more than a 40 percent (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Despite prior research suggesting that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might help cancer patients, a new study finds it does not boost survival for older breast cancer patients with diabetes.
Previous research has found that metformin was (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/8/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you have a craving for fast food, don't kid yourself that choices today are much healthier, a new study says.
The nutritional quality of menu items at fast-food restaurants has improved only modestly over 14 years, according to (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease risk factors can lead to a decline in brain function in both younger and older adults, Dutch researchers report.
The new study included nearly 3,800 people, aged 35 to 82, who were checked for heart disease risk factors such as smoking (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/1/2013 by By Karen Pallarito
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, a new study provides insight into how that health insurance coverage might affect low-income adults and what it means for access to care and the cost of care.
The study found that having Medicaid -- the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Gastric bypass -- a widely used weight-loss procedure -- appears to change the hormones and amino acids produced during digestion, which could explain how the surgery eliminates symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study.
The findings (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a new long-term study indicates.
Researchers tracked the health of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Being overweight and drinking too much alcohol can cause severe harm to the liver, two new studies warn.
One study found that overweight and obese women who were heavy drinkers had a significantly increased risk of developing and dying from chronic (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent, a European study contends.
The finding is based on an analysis of data collected from more than 28,000 people in (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/24/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are meeting diabetes care goals, but nearly half still aren't achieving major targets for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, government health officials say.
Just 14 percent of people with diabetes hit all the (More)