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Elaine Soliven, 6 days ago

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Elvira Manzano, 07 Oct 2020
Exendin-4 imaging targeting GLP-1* receptor (GLP-1R) ably detects residual, dysfunctional pancreatic beta cells in individuals with long-standing type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at EASD 2020. This breakthrough brings research closer to the possibility of restoring insulin-producing cells depleted in T1D.
Elvira Manzano, 12 Oct 2020
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Vitamin D, oestrogen protect against metabolic syndrome after menopause

17 Jul 2019

Deficiencies in vitamin D and oestrogen contribute to additive increases in the risk of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women, a recent study has found.

The cross-sectional study included 616 postmenopausal women aged 49-86 years. None of them were taking oestrogen and vitamin D/calcium supplements. Researchers measured serum oestradiol (E2) and 25(OH)D for each participant in relation to the risk of metabolic syndrome, which was defined according to the 2006 International Diabetes Federation standard.

Results showed a positive correlation between 25(OH)D and E2. Higher 25(OH)D concentration was associated with a favourable lipid profile, blood pressure and glucose level. On the other hand, higher E2 concentration was associated with low levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.

Women with vitamin D deficiency were twice as likely as those with sufficient vitamin D levels to have metabolic syndrome (odds ratio [OR], 2.19, 95 percent CI, 1.19–4.01; p-trend=0.009). This association remained significant despite controlling for E2 levels.

On further analysis stratifying by vitamin D status, low E2 concentration augmented the risk of metabolic syndrome in women with vitamin D deficiency (lowest vs highest tertile of E2: OR, 3.49, 1.45–8.05).

The present data suggest that vitamin D and E2 deficiencies exert a potential synergistic effect on the risk of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women, the researchers said.

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Pearl Toh, 6 days ago
Cycling was associated with reduced risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at EASD 2020 Meeting — suggesting that cycling could be encouraged as an activity to prevent deaths in this population who are known to have a higher mortality risk than the general public.
Elaine Soliven, 6 days ago

Higher levels of exercise appear to be associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with no exercise at all, according to a study presented at EASD 2020.

Elvira Manzano, 07 Oct 2020
Exendin-4 imaging targeting GLP-1* receptor (GLP-1R) ably detects residual, dysfunctional pancreatic beta cells in individuals with long-standing type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at EASD 2020. This breakthrough brings research closer to the possibility of restoring insulin-producing cells depleted in T1D.
Elvira Manzano, 12 Oct 2020
Taking regular hot baths may have a positive impact on glycaemia, blood pressure (BP), and body weight among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes(T2D), according to a real-world study touted as the first to analyse the effect of heat therapy in T2D.