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Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Blood Sugar Handling and Insulin Sensitivity, Study Finds

Gastric bypass surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes along with weight loss. A new study examines why, finding that insulin sensitivity of the body's main glucose (sugar) storage sites improve after gastric bypass surgery.
5-Oct-2015 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lung Disease May Increase Risk of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Mouse Study Suggests

Numerous studies have identified obesity and poor diet as risk factors for insulin resistance and diabetes. Now, a new study adds another risk factor to the list: inflammatory lung disease. The article is published ahead-of-print in the American...
29-Sep-2015 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Age, Not Post-Op Infection, More Important for Kidney Transplant Success, Study Finds

Infection by virus cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a major complication following kidney transplantation. CMV infection has been associated with increased kidney transplant failure and reduced patient survival. However, a new clinical study finds that age...
22-Sep-2015 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mechanical Ventilators: From Breathing Help to Breathing Handicap

Mechanical ventilators are routinely used in both surgical and emergency situations every day in U.S. hospitals. Though often life saving in the short term, prolonged use of ventilators can lead to diaphragm weakness, and problems commonly...
16-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Could the Bioenergetic Health Index Become the Next BMI?

A number of chronic diseases that have widespread effects on worldwide populations, such as cancer, neurodegeneration and cardio-metabolic syndromes, are known to have a connection to mitochondrial bioenergetics, the process by which cells create...
16-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Veterans with Gulf War Illness, an Explanation for the Unexplainable Symptoms

One in four Gulf War veterans suffers from Gulf War Illness, a condition characterized by unexplainable chronic fatigue, muscle pain and cognitive dysfunction. New research finds for the first time direct evidence that the cells of Gulf War veterans...
9-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Intensity Training Delivers Results for Older Men—But Not for Older Women

High intensity training (HIT) is often recommended as a way to improve cardiovascular fitness in men and women. However, studies on these exercise regimens have focused on younger subjects. University of Copenhagen researchers looked at whether HIT...
9-Sep-2015 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chronic Drinking Disrupts Liver’s Circadian Clock, Contributes to Alcoholic Liver Disease

Staying on an internal schedule is important for health, and disease can occur if the body’s internal clock is disrupted. A new study reinforces the importance of circadian rhythm, reporting that chronic drinking contributes to alcoholic liver...
9-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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