Researchers find genetic link between diabetes and erectile dysfunction

New research suggests a link between a genetic predisposition to type-2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ED). Previous reports of a link between ED and diabetes have been anecdotal only, and not properly tested until now, say researchers behind the new, large-scale study

Researchers find genetic link between diabetes and erectile dysfunctionThe risk of developing erectile dysfunction (ED) is two to three times higher in people with type-2 diabetes than in those without the condition, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (USA). So far, the evidence supporting the link between type-2 diabetes and ED has only been observational, meaning that researchers could not establish […]

Boys’ weight gain in puberty linked with adult diabetes risk, reveals new study

A new study report published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has revealed that boys who gain a lot of weight during their puberty are at an increased risk of developing diabetes in the future

Boys’ weight gain in puberty linked with adult diabetes risk, reveals new studyWhen young boys gain a lot of weight at puberty, they may be increasing their risk of developing diabetes decades later, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers examined body mass index (BMI) measurements for 36,176 men when they were 8 years old and when they were 20, then followed the men through health records from age […]

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk - after losing just 1 night of sleep

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes riskSleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We all need it, yet the exact reasons why it’s so important are still being debated. What we do know is that sleep is important for memory consolidation; it also seems to afford the brain time to clear out toxins that built up throughout […]

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley and is suggested to affect the development of type 1 diabetes. In animal studies, a gluten free diet during pregnancy almost completely prevented type 1 diabetes in offspring, but no intervention study has been undertaken in pregnant women

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kidsA high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today However, the researchers say that further studies are needed to confirm or rule out these findings before any changes to dietary recommendations could be justified. To […]

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says study

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes tend to have high birth weights. Women who have gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later. Their babies are also at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as well as obesity

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says studyThe amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 per cent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of […]

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetes

Cancer patients were 35 per cent more likely to develop diabetes than people without malignancies, the study found. The excess diabetes associated with tumours persisted even after accounting for other diabetes risk factors like obesity, smoking and drinking

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetesPeople who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130 people […]

Eating walnuts can help lower type 2 diabetes risk

Previous studies have showed that consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and warding off risks of heart and brain diseases as well as cancer

Eating walnuts can help lower type 2 diabetes riskA new study representing more than 34,000 American adults suggests that those who consume walnuts may have about half the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to adults who do not eat nuts. According to the study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the average intake among walnut consumers was approximately 1.5 […]

Working long hours can raise diabetes risk in women, reveals study

Working long hours can have detrimental effects on health - from increased stress to higher rates of certain chronic diseases. Now, in the latest study exploring the effect of extended work hours, researchers say that type 2 diabetes may be one of them. The study suggests that women who log too many hours may have an increased the risk of diabetes

Working long hours can raise diabetes risk in women, reveals studyCanadian researchers revealed that the risk of type 2 diabetes is higher among women who clock up to 45 hours a week or more at work. The findings draw attention toward yet another health risk of long working hours, encouraging a limit to provide a better work-life balance to employees. The study titled ‘Adverse effect […]

Being social isolated can make you prone to develop type 2 diabetes

A recent study discovered an intriguing relationship between social isolation and the development of type 2 diabetes, suggesting that having a smaller network of friends could possibly make us prone to the illness

Being social isolated can make you prone to develop type 2 diabetesPeople who are socially isolated are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with people who have a larger social circle, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The authors of the paper suggest that promoting social integration may represent a new approach to preventing the development of diabetes. Corresponding author of the […]

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per cent

Omega-6 fatty acids are considered to be essential for health; not only do they aid brain function, but they also play an important role in skin and hair growth, and they help to regulate metabolism and support bone health. However, since the body is unable to produce omega-6, we can only get these fatty acids from certain foods, including soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and some nuts and seeds

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per centFrom an analysis of almost 40,000 adults across 20 studies, researchers found that people who had higher blood levels of linoleic acid, a main form of omega-6, were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with lower levels of the fatty acid. Study co-author Dr Jason Wu, of the George Institute for Global […]