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How Obesity Affects Health
Besides tobacco use, obesity is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
Heart Health Effects of Diabetes Rx Depended on Gender
Type 2 diabetes patients have a high risk of heart disease. Recognizing the effects of diabetes medication on the heart may help change those risks — which might depend on gender.
“Healthy” Obesity in Question
How the body’s metabolism functions can determine a lot about a person’s health. But even people with good metabolic health can’t escape the health risks associated with obesity.
Weight Loss Surgery for Better Diabetes Outcomes
Type 2 diabetes can lead to kidney failure, heart problems and even blindness. Weight loss surgery might help protect against these diabetes-related health issues.
Diabetes-Free Hearts Not Helped by Metformin
The most widely prescribed medication for diabetes, metformin, also has heart health benefits for diabetes patients. For those without diabetes, however, its effects on the heart may be limited.
Troubled Hearts for Women with Diabetes
In general, women under the age of 60 are less likely than men to get heart disease. Having diabetes, however, can be a game changer, potentially raising a woman’s heart disease risk to that of a man.
Seniors Weighing Heart Health Options
Keeping the heart and circulatory system healthy is important for everyone, but it is especially important for older adults. The American Heart Association recently released a new scientific statement on seniors and their heart health.
Good Heart Health with Type 2 Diabetes
Heart problems are a serious and common issue for patients with type 2 diabetes. Controlling diabetes might reduce their heart risks, but that protection might depend on the specific diabetes treatment.
Two Treatments to Unblock Arteries in Diabetes
In some cases, diabetes patients may turn to surgery and other procedures to treat their heart problems. There are many different procedures to treat any number of heart-related issues, and researchers have been curious which one is best for diabetes patients with narrowed arteries.
Does Alogliptin Add to Heart Problems?
People who have type 2 diabetes often have heart problems to worry about too. A new study tested a medication for type 2 diabetes to see if it caused heart health issues.