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Diabetes

Slim and healthy people also get type 2 diabetes

Researchers have found a way of dividing type 2 diabetes patients into subgroups. Surprisingly, only one in four patients goes through what is considered the most common course of the disease.

Diet soda and no fish can harm mother and baby

Artificial sweeteners and a diet poor in fish may harm the pregnant woman and her baby.

Gene defect causes type 1 diabetes

A defect in a certain gene can cause diabetes. This discovery could lead to new and improved treatment for type 1 diabetes patients.

What makes berries so healthy?

New research project sets out to unravel the mystery of why berries are so good for us. The findings could result in revised recommendations for a healthy diet.

Our intestinal bacteria have national characteristics

The bacteria in our intestines are different depending on which country we live in. By examining national differences, researchers can learn more about why bacterial interference in our intestinal flora appear to trigger type 2 diabetes in some people.

Cutting diabetics’ amputations by half

Relatively simple interventions to treat diabetic foot sores can reduce amputations significantly, according to Swedish orthopaedists.

Couch potatoes don’t need to exercise like mad

Scientists have studied whether couch potatoes aged between 20 and 40 really need to exercise 60 minutes a day.

How your genes can solve obesity

What roles do diet and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes? The answer may be found in an on-going study of mothers and children.

Psoriasis might lead to diabetes

Psoriasis patients face an increased risk of developing diabetes, new study reveals. This and other findings were recently presented at a European heart conference.

Lack of vitamin D may increase diabetes risk

Here’s an addition to the long list of potential health benefits associated with vitamin D: if you don’t get enough of it, you may face an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.