‘diabetes risk’

Diabetes: Study Shows Regular Exercise Might Prevent Onset Of Diabetes In Black Women

By Laura Brooks

Not many studies have been conducted on exercise and type 2 diabetes prevention in black women. But a recent publication in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that several brisk walks per week can help to lower black women's type 2 diabetes risk. Julie Palmer of Boston University and her colleagues reviewed data from the Black Women's Health Study which is […] Read more »

Diabetes: Body Clock Gene, Melatonin and Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

By Laura Brooks

In several past posts, I've blogged about genetics and type 2 diabetes.  Now more research finds a possible connection between the disease and a gene responsible for our internal 'clock.' Published online on December 7th in Nature Genetics, an international group of scientists revealed the results of studying ten genome-wide association scans covering over 36,000 people of European descent:  a variation of a […] Read more »

Diabetes: Can Genetic Screening Help Identify Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

By Laura Brooks

Although genetic screening does seem to help identify people at risk for type 2 diabetes, current methods are just as effective. In a couple of new studies, researchers looked at newly discovered "genetic variants" for  an associated increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Results for both studies showed that the risk for type 2 diabetes increased with the more genetic variants found […] Read more »

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