Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 26, 2010
Going out on a (redwood tree) limb
Most trees have thicker leaves on the top of their canopies with wider, more expanded leaves below.

No heart benefit from omega-3 in women with type 1 diabetes
Consuming higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids does not appear to lower heart disease risk for women with type 1 diabetes, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study being presented at the 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

Can too much HDL be harmful to women with type 1 diabetes?
Elevated blood levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or

Minor kidney damage in people with type 1 diabetes leads to increased mortality
People with type 1 diabetes who have early and asymptomatic kidney damage, as indicated by small amounts of protein in the urine, are six times more likely to die compared to the general population, according to a Pitt study being presented at the 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

TGen-led studies identify genetic links to kidney disease, kidney failure
Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute will make two presentations at this week's 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, June 25-29, in Orlando, Fla.

Once-weekly exenatide injection improves blood sugar control more than daily oral sitagliptin or pioglitazone and induces more weight loss (DURATION-2 study)
A convenient, once-weekly injection of exenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes was more effective at improving blood sugar control and inducing weight loss than were either daily oral sitagliptin or pioglitazone.

Vitamin C and E supplements do not prevent pre-eclampsia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
Taking vitamins C and E during pregnancy does not lower the risk of pre-eclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes.
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