Is Diabetes Mellitus a Risk Factor for Osteoarthritis?

Reports of a positive association between diabetes and osteoarthritis are hard to interpret because being overweight or obese strongly increases the risk of both conditions. A systematic review that identified 31 studies with a total of nearly 300,000 participants suggests that if body mass index (BMI) is taken into account, there is little evidence that… Read More

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Does Losing Weight following Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Boost The Chance of Remission?

Research Paper Title Behaviour change, weight loss and remission of Type 2 diabetes: a community‐based prospective cohort study. Background To quantify the association between behaviour change and weight loss after diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and the likelihood of remission of diabetes at 5‐year follow‐up. Methods The researchers conducted a prospective cohort study in 867… Read More

Is there a Link between Type 2 Diabetes & Disturbed Neurovascular Coupling?

Research Paper Title Disturbed neurovascular coupling in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: Evidence from a comprehensive fMRI analysis. Background Previous studies presumed that the disturbed neurovascular coupling to be a critical risk factor of cognitive impairments in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but distinct clinical manifestations were lacked. Consequently, the researchers decided to investigate the… Read More

Are Beliefs about Severity Influenced by Patients’ Fears, Interactions with Clinicians, and Experiences within their Social Networks?

Research Paper Title Exploring patient perspectives of prediabetes and diabetes severity: a qualitative study. Background This qualitative study sought to identify and describe patients’ variant perceptions of disease severity after receiving a type 2 diabetes (T2DM) or prediabetes (preDM) diagnosis. Methods The researchers interviewed 29 patients from two US medical centers to ascertain perceptions of… Read More

Are You A Late Night Snacker?

Increasingly, it seems it is not just what you eat, but when you eat it that matters. So, if you are struggling to lose weight, or simply want to strike a healthier relationship with food, consider imposing a time limit on your snack routine. “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like… Read More

Is Not Eating After 3pm Good For You?

A study suggests that eating all of your meals in a 6-hour window may prevent diabetes (Sutton et al., 2018). Courtney Peterson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her colleagues tested a time-restricted diet in eight overweight men who were all on the threshold of developing type 2 diabetes. For five weeks, the volunteers ate identical… Read More

What are the Health Benefits of a Month off Booze?

The health benefits of a month off booze include (Mehta et al., 2018): An average 26% reduction in insulin resistance (This occurs when the hormone insulin becomes less effective at making the body remove sugar from the bloodstream, raising the risk of type 2 diabetes.) Improvements in liver health. An average 13% fall in cholesterol levels. A 6%… Read More