Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, affects approximately 1.25 million American children and (much less commonly) adults. Unlike the much more common type 2 diabetes, which is largely related to lifestyle, type 1 an autoimmune disease
The causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are poorly understood. There have been many culprits, including environmental pollutants, parental ages, and genetic determinants, but these are at best, theoretical, and at worst, made up.
Despite an increase in awareness and public health efforts, the diabetes epidemic in America persists. The CDC estimates 21 million Americans were living with diabetes as of 2010 with 1.5 million new cases being diagnosed each year
Evidence supporting a link possibly causal between statins and diabetes has been accumulating for a while now. But never before has any study shown such an increased risk: 46 percent?! Of concern, but we would advise waiting for more confirmation.
Vitamin D has been widely touted as a miracle" vitamin having a myriad of health effects beyond its basic function of enabling the absorption of calcium from food. Although vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and should be consumed in the form of
Diabetic retinopathy a complication of diabetes caused by degeneration of the blood vessels in the retina is the most common diabetic eye disease, and a leading cause of blindness in American adults (after age-related macular degeneration). According to the
A new report analyses a vast trove of data on diabetes, studying the effects of more intense control of blood sugar based upon age and medical conditions. The answers are not clear.
The association between cataracts the clouding of the lens of the eye and taking statins the widely used cholesterol-lowering drug class has been studied in the past and results have been inconsistent and controversial. A new observational study conducted by researchers from the University of British Columbia led
A new study suggests that diabetes prevention and glucose control in middle age may protect against cognitive decline. The study, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was published December 2nd in Annals of Internal Medicine.
A large study from Japan shows no significant protective effect of low-dose aspirin against cardiovascular mortality among people with risk factors (but no prior CVD history). Now what should doctors advise?
Last June, California lawmakers introduced a bill requiring soft drinks to be labeled with a warning linking the drinks to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The bill was defeated by the state assembly. Now New York is
Bariatric surgery is perhaps the most effective means of combatting obesity, and according to the Journal of the American College of Surgery, some form of that surgery was chosen by over 120,000 people in 2008. There is, however, more than one type of bariatric surgery, and until recently it wasn t clear which would be better in terms of post-operative complications, the rate of re-hospitalization, or the efficacy of different procedures.