Adults with Diabetes and the Risk of Seasonal Influenza

If you have diabetes, the flu can be particularly risky. According to the results of a new study, working-age adults with type 2 diabetes are at an especially increased risk of doctor visits, hospitalizations and death from the flu, making an annual vaccine all the more important for this at-risk group. Researchers from Manitoba, Canada, looked at more than 160,000 subjects of an average age

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Swiss Study Suggests Sugar Is the Root of Various Health Problems

Obesity levels have reached their historically highest point–surpassing hunger as a global problem–and type 2 diabetes cases could triple by 2050, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. That prediction of a threefold increase–and diabetes levels right now account for more than 10 percent of all healthcare spending–is making doctors take another look at the reason behind the rise in diabetes and obesity–and sugar

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Building Block of Glucose Uptake Identified for Type 2 Diabetes

By Clay Wirestone Scientists have found a protein that plays an important role in allowing our bodies to absorb glucose from our blood. What’s more, lower levels of that protein may contribute to type 2 diabetes. The new research, which appeared in the journal Cell Metabolism, tackles a fairly technical piece of the diabetes puzzle. Human metabolism reacts in a multifaceted way to sugar, and

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