Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, reveals new study

Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes)

Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, reveals new studyTall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women. The increased risk in shorter individuals may be due to higher liver fat content and a less favourable profile of cardiometabolic risk factors, say […]

Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetes

The study found that people working irregular or rotating shifts with usual night shifts were 44 per cent more likely to have Type 2 diabetes. In addition, compared to day workers, all shift workers were more likely to have type 2 diabetes

Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetesShift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, with weight gain and poor sleep quality among the outcomes of shift work which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at […]

Moderate muscle strength tied to lower risk of diabetes

Maintaining a moderate amount of muscle strength may help adults lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a U.S. study suggests

Moderate muscle strength tied to lower risk of diabetesResearchers asked 4,681 people without diabetes, whose average age was 43, to do leg and bench presses to measure their muscle strength, and to perform treadmill tests to assess their cardiorespiratory fitness. During an average follow-up period of more than eight years, 229 participants, or almost 5 per cent, developed diabetes. Compared to people who […]

Mentally tiring jobs can increase women’s type 2 diabetes risk by 21%

Women with jobs that are mentally tiring could be at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, scientists have warned. This suggests that employers and women should be more aware of the potential health risks associated with mentally tiring work

Mentally tiring jobs can increase women’s type 2 diabetes risk by 21%Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include a lack of physical activity, being overweight or having obesity, being aged 45 years or older, having high cholesterol and high blood pressure, or having a family history of diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. Psychological factors may also play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. […]

How optimism may offer protection against type 2 diabetes

Some recent studies have suggested that a person’s psychology can also influence their diabetes risk

How optimism may offer protection against type 2 diabetesNew research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors -such as diet, physical activity, and weight – can be modified. Others, including ethnicity, genes, and age, cannot. Depressive symptoms, for […]

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 […]