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11 cancers associated with obesity, study finds

A study in The BMJ found an association between obesity and 11 cancers, including multiple myeloma, colon cancer, biliary tract system cancer, breast cancer and kidney cancer. UK researchers evaluated 95 meta-analyses and found that the increase in cancer risk for every 5-kg/m2 increase in body mass index ranged from 9% for rectal cancer in male patients to 56% for biliary tract system cancer.

Medscape (free registration) (2/28)

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Study finds reduced microvascular complications with bariatric surgery

A study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology showed that obese patients with either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery had lower incident microvascular disease than patients in a usual care group. Swedish researchers used a cohort of 4,032 patients ages 37 to 60 and found the lowest hazard ratio for microvascular complications, after adjusting for baseline glycemic status, was for those with prediabetes.

Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (3/1)

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Study: Complications more common in youths with type 2 versus type 1 diabetes

Adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes were more likely to have diabetic kidney disease, arterial stiffness, hypertension, peripheral neuropathy and retinopathy, compared with type 1 diabetes patients, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers used a cohort of 2,018 type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients and found that most type 1 diabetes patients were normal weight or overweight and were white, compared with type 2 diabetes patients, most of whom were obese or overweight and tended to be black.

Medscape (free registration) (2/15)

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Bariatric surgery linked to better health outcomes in obese diabetes patients

Researchers found that 29% and 23% of type 2 diabetes patients with obesity who underwent gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy, respectively, were able to stop their diabetes medications five years after the procedure, compared with 5% of those on diabetes medications alone. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine, based on 150 patients, showed those who underwent weight-loss surgery lost significantly more weight and had lower blood glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

HealthDay News (2/15)

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Study links insulin resistance to circulating extracellular RNAs

Eighteen circulating extracellular RNAs were associated with insulin resistance in body mass index-, age- and sex-adjusted models across 391 ex-RNAs, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers evaluated 2,317 participants without diabetes in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort and found a correlation between miR-122 and IR in children, as well as between miR-122 and both IR and regional adiposity in adults, independent of metabolites.

Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (2/14)

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Meghan Hogan, Amy Liu, Rebecca Hull and colleagues authored the featured paper in Endocrinology in February.  Their work described in this article highlights that under conditions of hyperglycemia, islet endothelial cells are dysfunctional and that this dysfunction may be an important contributor to the secretory abnormalities observed in diabetes.

Markers of Islet Endothelial Dysfunction Occur in Male B6.BKS(D)-Leprdb/J Mice and May Contribute to Reduced Insulin Release

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