Abstaining from alcohol for 1 week may result in an improvement in hepatic insulin sensitivity and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in nonobese Japanese men with mildly elevated FPG and alcohol intake frequency of more than 3 days per week, a small study suggests.
Environmental BPA exposure tied to increased levels of follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone
In Chinese males who engage in smoking, environmental exposure to bisphenol A is correlated with elevated levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone in the serum, a new study reports.
The combination of periodontal pocket depth and haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a valuable predictor of progression of chronic kidney disease, according to a population-based longitudinal study.
Three-month consumption of energy, primarily as carbohydrate or fat, appears to have no influence over visceral fat and metabolic syndrome in a low-processed, lower glycaemic dietary context, a recent study suggests.
An alternative androgen synthesis pathway has been discovered that may explain the phenomenon of androgen excess in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) treated with conventional glucocorticoid therapy.
Depression and hopelessness are significant predictors of a patient’s nonadherence to diabetes treatment, a recent study has found.
Fasting glucose, one of the two screening tests for prediabetes that are available and acceptable to patients and clinicians, is specific but not sensitive, whereas glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is neither sensitive nor specific, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analyses.
There is a high utilization rate of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with diabetes, according to a secondary analysis of the FREEDOM* trial. Moreover, there are no significant associations seen with all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke when compared with aspirin monotherapy.
Short-term use of the norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor phentermine in addition to standard of care (SOC) lifestyle modification therapy may lead to greater weight loss in adolescents with obesity compared with SOC alone, according to a study.
There is a significant association between type 2 diabetes (T2D)-related genetic loci and higher risks of diabetic retinopathy (DR), independent of traditional risk factors, a recent study has found.