Diabetes Mellitus

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fat

Fat storage problems may increase diabetes risk

"Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk," BBC News reports. Researchers have found links between genetic variations known to affect the storage of fat in the body and type 2 diabetes, as well as heart attacks and strokes…

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fizzy

Sweetened drinks, including diet drinks, may raise diabetes risk

"Drinking more than two sugary or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day greatly increases the risk of diabetes, research has shown," The Guardian reports. The research was a Swedish cohort study of sweetened drink…

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insulin

Could a wafer spell the end for daily insulin jabs?

New technology could revolutionise the way diabetes patients administer insulin.

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Fizzy drinks tax

Experts say sugary drinks are to blame for type 2 diabetes

New research suggests drinking sugary drinks could be causing almost 8,000 cases of type 2 diabetes a year.

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Statins

Statins could halve risk of dying from cancer, major studies reveal

Statins, the common drugs taken by millions to prevent heart attacks, may help cut cancer deaths, two American studies have found.

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Overweight

Overweight diabetics 'live longer' than slimmer diabetics

"Overweight diabetics are 13 per cent less likely to die prematurely than those of a normal weight or those who are obese," the Mail Online reports.

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water

Replacing sugary drinks with water may reduce diabetes risk

"Swapping orange squash for a cup of tea cuts diabetes risk," The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Couch potato

Sedentary lifestyle, not watching TV, may up diabetes risk

"Experts claim being a couch potato can increase the risk of developing diabetes," the Daily Express reports.

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Antibiotics

Frequent antibiotic use linked to higher type 2 diabetes risk

"Repeated antibiotic use linked to diabetes," BBC News reports. A major new study found that people who took five or more courses a year had a higher than normal risk of developing type 2 diabetes…

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