Diabetes News – Weekly Newsletter for February 14-21, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Obesity can cause cancer: Experts

NEW DELHI – Body fat, known to trigger problems related to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, is also a potential cause of different types of cancer, experts believe.

Excess fat leads to a high body mass index (BMI – the percentage of fat in proportion to weight and height of a person), which increases the risk … Read more : Obesity can cause cancer: Experts.

High risk of heart disease in preadolescent kids with type 1diabetes

WASHINGTON – Preadolescent children with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes, according to a new study.

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin discovered that the early signs of cardiovascular disease are likely to manifest before the onset … Read more >>>.

Brain insulin plays critical role in development of diabetes

WASHINGTON – Scientists have discovered a novel function of brain insulin.

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that impaired brain insulin action may be the cause of the unrestrained lipolysis that initiates and worsens type 2 diabetes in humans.

Led by Christoph Buettner, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes … Read : Brain insulin plays critical role in development of diabetes.

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