Posted 10:00 AM 2/5/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
TUESDAY, Feb 5 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Byetta, approved for adults with type 2 diabetes, appears to help severely obese teens lose some weight, a small study found.
Researchers assigned 26 teens, ages 12 to 19, either to injections of Byetta (exenatide) or placebo injections twice (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Age-old wisdom has suggested that a bit of beer might be good for you. Now, new information suggests that the bitter compounds in beer might aid in the development of new drugs for diabetes, some types of cancer and other health problems.
In the new (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Certain exercises that benefit the hearts of obese men with type 2 diabetes may not help women with the same health issues, according to a small new study.
The findings could help researchers and health care professionals (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 1/25/2013 by E.J. Mundell
FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Friday approved three new medications to help people battle type 2 diabetes.
All three drugs contain a new active ingredient, alogliptin, either alone or in combination with other, previously approved (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/24/2013 by By Serena Gordon
THURSDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- For people with type 2 diabetes, the key to living a long and healthy life may lie in avoiding kidney disease, now that new research finds the combination is particularly lethal.
The study found that 10-year mortality rates for people with both type 2 (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/16/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting back on sugar intake can help adults lose weight and should be part of the strategy to fight the global obesity epidemic, a new study suggests.
Although sugar intake is just one of the many causes for obesity (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The number of donor livers that aren't being used for transplants in the United States is increasing due to declining quality of the donated organs, and could lead to a shortage of livers available for transplant, a new study finds.
The primary cause of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the fact that an increasing number of Americans are overweight and obese, there's been a decrease in weight counseling offered by primary care doctors, according to a new study.
Researchers examined national data and found that slightly more (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/8/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who down several diet drinks a day may have a heightened risk of developing depression, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of more than 260,000 older adults in a U.S. survey, those who had at least four daily servings of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/4/2013 by By Serena Gordon
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Though it began as a treatment for something else entirely, gastric bypass surgery -- which involves shrinking the stomach as a way to lose weight -- has proven to be the latest and possibly most effective treatment for some people with type 2 diabetes.(More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 1/1/2013 by By Denise Mann
TUESDAY, Jan.1 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that fructose, a simple sugar found naturally in fruit and added to many other foods as part of high-fructose corn syrup, does not dampen appetite and may cause people to eat more compared to another simple sugar, glucose.
Posted 7:00 AM 12/25/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday eating and drinking could pose a risk for people who do not know that they have type 2 diabetes, an expert says.
"As tempting and tasty as it might be, eating high-fat foods with excess calories, carbohydrates and salt will put people who don't (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/20/2012 by By Serena Gordon
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines issued by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Thursday may reduce the number of people who need to take blood pressure medications, and they may help more people get insurance coverage for testing their blood sugar levels.
Posted 10:00 AM 12/19/2012 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of several Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health in the United States, a new study finds.
But the country as a whole is having trouble. Only about 3 percent of U.S. adults surveyed who don't have heart problems (More)