Tag: diabetes


Nov

20

2012

Vitamin D may prevent clogged arteries in diabetics

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing clogged arteries, often leading to heart disease; vitamin D deficiency may play a role. The research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports that blood vessels are less likely to clog in diabetic patients who have adequate vitamin D levels. In patients with vitamin D deficiency, immune cells bind to blood vessels near the...

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Jul

24

2012

D deficiency may be linked to diabetic foot infections

Posted on July 19, 2012 by John Cannell, MD Foot infections are common problems in persons with diabetes. Dictum has it that diabetics often suffer from foot infections due only to compromised circulation. Minor trauma can lead to a major infection, even foot loss. They can be simple surface infections or go all the way into the bone and account for 20% of all diabetic...

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Jan

31

2012

Statins increase diabetes in postmenopausal women by 70%

(NaturalNews) The result of a study published in theArchives of Internal Medicinefinds that statin use in postmenopausal women significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes. In spite of this damning evidence, researchers do not recommend that the American Diabetes Association guidelines for primary and secondary prevention should be changed. Statins account for hundreds of billions in pharmaceutical sales each year, and there is scant evidence...

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Jan

24

2012

Statin Drugs Increase Risk of Diabetes Significantly

Statins are taken by one in four Americans over the age of 45, even though diet can fix high cholesterol quicker and more safely. Here’s new evidence of the drugs’ dangers. A University of Massachusetts Medical School study has found that statins significantly increase risk of type 2 diabetes among postmenopausal women—an increased rate of 48% compared to those not on cholesterol-lowering drugs. The data...

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Aug

05

2011

Excess TV Time Linked to Early Death

2 Hours a Day Raises Heart, Diabetes Risk By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD WebMD Health News June 14, 2011 — The average American spends about 5 hours a day watching TV, which is more time than is devoted to any other activity with the exception of sleeping and working. All that television has been linked to an increased risk for health problems...

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Feb

26

2010

Levels of vitamin D and cardiometabolic disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis

References and further reading may be available for this article. To view references and further reading you must purchase this article. Johanna Parkera, Omar Hashmia, David Duttonb, Angelique Mavrodarisa, Saverio Strangesa, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandalab, Aileen Clarkea and Oscar H. Francoa, 1, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author a Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom b...

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Feb

21

2010

Drug company ‘knew of diabetes pill risk’

JULIA MEDEW – February 22, 2010 – The Age Australian authorities are closely monitoring a common diabetes drug after allegations its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, knew of heart attack risks years before evidence of a link became public. A spokeswoman for the Therapeutic Goods Administration said yesterday that it was waiting to see how the US Food and Drug Administration reacted to a US Senate report released...

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