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Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

Source : Agencies | 15 Nov 2012

Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.

The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago, with numbers expected to reach 552 million by 2030, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said.

Diabetes is often viewed as a western problem, since the vast majority of people have type 2 disease which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise.

 

Curry compound may curb diabetes risk: study

Source : Reuters | 30 Jul 2012

Supplements containing a compound found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study.

Researchers, whose results were published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes - abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.

 

Secondhand smoking may increase risk of diabetes, obesity: Study

By PressTV | 25 Jun 2012

A recent study has shown that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes in adults.

 

Psoriasis tied to higher risk of diabetes

By Genevra Pittman | Reuters | New York | 19 Jun 2012

People with the chronic skin condition psoriasis may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as well, according to a new study of the medical records of more than half a million Britons.

 
 

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