A study in The Journal of Urology found undergoing thiazide diuretic prophylaxis for kidney stones does not raise the odds of diabetes onset in patients. "Larger studies are needed to determine if there is a modest risk of diabetes mellitus with thiazide diuretics," researchers said.
The FDA approved Oramed Pharmaceuticals' investigational new drug application for ORMD-0801, an oral insulin capsule for patients with diabetes. The company plans to begin a Phase II clinical trial of the drug for type 2 diabetes in the U.S.
Data on 559 teens ages 14 to 18 showed those who had a low-fiber diet had bigger waistlines and greater levels of inflammatory factors in the blood, increasing their risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Omega-3 fatty acids help activate insulin signaling cascade, a process that boosts the body's energy expenditure, experts reported in Nutrition and Metabolism. Researchers said that a diet high in omega-3 intake helps improve carbohydrate and fat metabolism, which may reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Low-dose oral contraceptives double the risk for heart attack or stroke among women and may be a danger for women taking the pill longterm or those with other risk factors, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University study. The findings, published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, says the risk seems to dissipate after women stop taking the pill.