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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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Aging LGBT Americans face health disparities

“LGBT older adults face disparities in health and well-being compared to heterosexual peers, including higher rates of disability, cardiovascular disease, depression and social isolation,” said study author Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen. The findings in The Gerontologist were based on data from the 2014 national study of more than 2,400 LGBT adults, ages 50 to 100.

United Press International (2/9)

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Researchers help slow diabetic kidney disease progression

Australian researchers found that several mouse models with type 1 and type 2 diabetes had a reduced progression of kidney disease after being treated with the 2H10 antibody, which inhibited vascular endothelial growth factor protein signaling that reduced the accumulation of fat deposits within the kidneys. The findings in Cell Metabolism showed that the antibody also improved insulin sensitivity and blood pressure in the mice.

Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.) (2/10)

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Lower A1C levels seen in people with sickle cell trait, study finds

Journal of the American Medical Association showed that African Americans with a sickle cell trait had A1C levels of 5.72%, compared with 6.01% among those without SCT. The findings, based on 4,620 African Americans, revealed that low A1C levels were associated with significantly lower rates of prediabetes and diabetes when participants were diagnosed with A1C criteria.

MedPage Today (free registration) (2/7)

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Diabetes is third leading cause of death in US, study finds

Diabetes accounts for 11.5% and 11.7% of deaths based on self-reported diabetes in the National Health Interview Survey and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, respectively, and 11.8% based on A1C levels in NHANES, making it the third leading cause of death in the US, researchers reported in PLOS ONE. Researchers found that the highest proportion of deaths linked to diabetes was among obese people at 19.4%.

Medscape (free registration) (1/31)

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