Study: Inverse Association Found Between Weight Loss Drugs and Multiple Sclerosis, Offering Possible New Avenue To Explore In The Treatment of MS

First, diabetes drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy showed promise in weight loss and have been marketed and widely used for weight loss. Now these medications are showing promise as a possible treatment for multiple sclerosis. A study, “Exploring the association…

Heavy Alcohol Use May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Middle-aged Adults

Heavy alcohol use may increase middle-aged adults’ risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to research to be presented this week at the American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, California. The Summit is the flagship annual meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS).

Resistant Starch Could Help Combat Leading Cause of End-stage Kidney Failure

Combining a low dose of blood pressure medication with a higher intake of dietary-resistant starch might help stave off diabetic kidney disease, according to results from a new animal study. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit.

Transplant doctor discusses how living kidney donors can help those in need of a transplant.

Eric Martinez, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, discusses how living kidney donors can help those in need of a transplant.  What You Need to Know: Risk factors that could lead to kidney transplant include high blood pressure and…

Positive Results from Diabetic Foot Ulcer Clinical Trial Show Dramatic Healing Rate within 12 Weeks or Less Using Novel Omeza® Platform and Offloading

Omeza®, a regenerative skincare company that develops marine-based therapies for the treatment of chronic wounds, today presented positive interim data from a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) clinical trial showing that Omeza® OCM™ plus offloading of weight on the affected foot achieved a 91 percent area reduction (PAR) rate in DFUs within twelve weeks, and a 63 percent PAR within four weeks.

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the risks of using smartwatches and smart rings that claim to measure blood glucose levels without piercing the skin.

Sabyasachi Sen, a medicine and biochemistry professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is available to speak about the warning and what diabetics should rely on to measure their blood sugar for the most accurate…

New Cedars-Sinai Study Pinpoints Why Some Injured Kidneys Do Not Heal

Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered why some injured kidneys heal while others develop scarring that can lead to kidney failure. Their findings, detailed in a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, could lead to the development of noninvasive tests to detect kidney scarring and, eventually, new therapies to reverse the condition.

Shifting focus: Investigators describe changes to pancreatic β cell at onset of Type 1 Diabetes

About eight million people live with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) worldwide, a chronic autoimmune condition in which the body attacks and destroys its own insulin-producing β-cells (pronounced “beta”) in the pancreas, leading to a lack of insulin and inability to regulate blood sugar. It’s not known why the body suddenly perceives its own β-cells as the enemy; some lines of evidence suggest environmental factors such as viral infections may trigger the onset of T1D, others suggest genetics may also play some role.

Groundbreaking research by investigators at Joslin Diabetes Center sheds new light on the specific changes β-cells go through at the onset of T1D. Their findings—published in Nature Cell Biology—offer new avenues for targeted interventions for the chronic autoimmune condition.

UT Southwestern study shows glucagon is key for kidney health

Glucagon, a hormone best known for promoting blood sugar production in the liver, also appears to play a key role in maintaining kidney health. When UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers removed receptors for this hormone from mouse kidneys, the animals developed symptoms akin to chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Could Ultra-processed Foods Be the New ‘Silent’ Killer?

Hundreds of novel ingredients never encountered by human physiology are now found in nearly 60 percent of the average adult’s diet and nearly 70 percent of children’s diets in the U.S. An emerging health hazard is the unprecedented consumption of these ultra-processed foods in the standard American diet. This may be the new “silent” killer, as was unrecognized high blood pressure in previous decades.

Gastric Bypass Improves Long-Term Diabetes Remission, Even After Weight Recurrence

Adults who have obesity and Type 2 diabetes are much more likely to see their diabetes stay in remission if they undergo gastric bypass surgery rather than sleeve gastrectomy, even after regaining weight, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Postpartum heart risk: Tips for young moms who may be unaware of long-term dangers

Young women with healthy hearts may be unaware they face elevated risks of developing heart disorders after becoming pregnant. Even worse, the issue may go undetected for years after giving birth because symptoms may mimic those of pregnancy. Dr. Rina…

NUS scientists develop innovative magnetic gel that heals diabetic wounds three times faster

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has engineered an innovative magnetic wound-healing gel that promises to heal diabetic wounds three times faster, reduce the rates of recurrence, and in turn, lower the incidents of limb amputations.

The innovative magnetic hydrogel, which contains skin cells for healing as well as magnetic particles, takes a comprehensive ‘all-in-one’ approach to wound healing, accelerating the process on several fronts. To maximise therapeutic results, a wireless external magnetic device is used to activate skin cells and accelerate the wound healing process. A patent has been filed for this innovation.

Paro Cardíaco: Hispanos y Latinos con Enfermedad Renal en Alto Riesgo

Los hispanos y latinos con enfermedad renal crónica corren un riesgo significativo de sufrir un paro cardíaco repentino, de acuerdo a un nuevo estudio del Smidt Heart Institute en Cedars-Sinai.

Cardiac Arrest: Hispanics, Latinos With Kidney Disease at High Risk

Hispanics and Latinos with chronic kidney disease are at significant risk for suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

Hispanics Are Being Impacted By Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Paula Duran, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, answers the most common patient questions and reacts to the latest medical research impacting the Hispanic population. Why do Hispanics have a high incidence of diabetes and subsequent kidney disease? Is…