Diabetes Gateway

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    Yogurt linked to lower type 2 diabetes risk

    In a study of three large cohorts and a meta-analysis, total dairy intake is not associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) incidence, but increased yogurt consumption is linked to reduced risk of T2D, suggesting that yogurt could have a protective effect.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:215
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    Diabetes increases risk in infectious endocarditis

    Gene expression studies in an experimental rat model of infectious endocarditis show that diabetes mellitus leads to higher bacterial burden in Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:93
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    Polymorphism linked to HCV therapy response

    Patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) carrying the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism have increased risk of metabolic disturbances lower likelihood of response to HCV therapy, suggesting this gene could be used as a predictive biomarker.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:198
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    More research needed for dementia care

    There is a high prevalence of comorbid conditions in people with dementia; evidence from a scoping review suggests there is a need for more research into how dementia impacts healthcare, as well as patient involvement in clinical decision making.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:192
  • How metformin acts against cancer

    Commenting on a recent paper in Cancer and Metabolism, Matthew vander Heiden and colleagues consider the mechanisms by which the anti-diabetic drug metformin can act via mitochondria to combat cancer.

    BMC Biology 2014, 12:82


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A. Metin Gülmezoglu

Co-ordinating Editor, WHO Reproductive Health Library