Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 11, 2005
New data show low testosterone more likely in men with diabetes
Men with diabetes age 45 and older may be more than twice as likely as non-diabetic men to have low testosterone levels, according to new data announced at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting and Scientific Session in San Diego.

Arm swelling common among young breast cancer patients
The good news is that there are nearly two million breast cancer survivors in the United States , and survival rates continue to increase for patients with this disease.

Joslin scientists confirm link between PKC enzyme and kidney disease in diabetes
Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have investigated PKC-beta - a critical enzyme implicated in the devastating complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes - for more than two decades.

Lowering resistance to insulin may delay or prevent onset of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes may be significantly delayed or prevented through medication that takes the load off of the body's delicate insulin-producing cells.

Variations in four inflammatory genes may predispose Mexican Americans to insulin resistance
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles, have found that variations in four genes that control inflammation are linked to insulin resistance, the precursor of diabetes, in Mexican Americans.

New study demonstrated add-on effects of ACTOS® (pioglitazone HCl)
A new study has shown that people with type 2 diabetes on statin therapy for diabetic dyslipidemia who were switched to the oral anti-diabetic drug ACTOS from Avandia saw significant improvements, beyond those resulting from traditional cholesterol-lowering statin therapy, in key lipid parameters.

Diabetes drug ACTOS® (pioglitazone HCl) showed anti-inflammatory effects
A new study presented today at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 65th Annual Scientific Sessions showed that the type 2 diabetes drug ACTOS reduced C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation and a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Research linking obesity and asthma shows weight reduction may provide therapy for asthma sufferers
Research presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions showed that therapies targeting abdominal fat tissue, such as weight loss, may provide a new approach to treat asthma.
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