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Study: ‘Significant’ rise in type 1 and type 2 diabetes in U.S. youths since 2001

Rise in Type 1, 2 diabetes among US youths: study (via AFP) Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are rising significantly among young people in the United States, according to new research that warns of a growing epidemic in American youth. Type 1 diabetes rose 21 percent among children…

Researchers: High diabetes risk in Latin America could be traced back centuries

Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a variant of a gene to explain why Latin Americans are at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, and pointed to a possible DNA legacy from the Neanderthals. The variant lies on a gene called SLC16A11, which plays a part in breaking down…

Woman with Type 2 diabetes sees premiums plummet from $500 to $1 under Obamacare

A retired woman in Pittsburgh, who suffers from Type 2 diabetes, is celebrating after she said her monthly health insurance premiums went from over $500 to just over $1 because of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Since the October 1 roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, many Republicans…

Actor Tom Hanks reveals he has Type 2 diabetes

Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks has stunned fans by revealing on a US late-night talk show that he’s living with Type 2 diabetes. Hanks, 57, was promoting his new movie “Captain Phillips” — about the capture of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates — when he made the…

Eating whole fruit lowers risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking fruit juice boosts risk: study

Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study. British, US and Singaporean researchers pored over data from three big health investigations that took place in…

DNA flaw links Type 2 diabetes to blood cancers: study

A DNA flaw may explain why people with Type 2 diabetes are more prone to blood cancers than the rest of the population, a study said Sunday. Doctors have long known that Type 2 diabetes is associated with leukaemia and lymphoma, but the reasons for this have been unclear. Researchers…

White rice linked to Type 2 diabetes, says study

PARIS — Health researchers said on Thursday they had found a troubling link between higher consumption of rice and Type 2 diabetes, a disease that in some countries is becoming an epidemic. Further work is need to probe the apparent association and diets that are notoriously high in sugar and…

Coffee drinking not linked to chronic illness: study

(Reuters) – Coffee drinkers have no more risk of getting illnesses such as heart disease or cancer, and are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a German study involving more than 40,000 people over nearly a decade. The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,…

After diabetes diagnosis, U.S. celebrity chef feels heat

US cooking star Paula Deen, self-proclaimed “Queen of Southern Cuisine” famous for her dishes smothered in butter, has met a storm of outrage after revealing she has diabetes and is hawking a drug to treat the disease. Deen, who famously showed off trademark high-fat, high-calorie meals including such creations as a hamburger…

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