Cooler Temperature is Linked To the Reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes
A study by Dutch researchers from the Maastricht University shows a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and a 40 percent increase in insulin sensitivity by exposing the patient with diabetes to slightly lower temperature (by lowering central heating temperature by one degree Centigrade).
The researchers say that the patients with diabetes can get positive health benefits by adjusting the thermostat in offices and homes.
The lead author of the study was Professor Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt from the Maastricht University, Holland. The study was published in the journal Building Research and Information. Title of the article is "Healthy excursions outside the thermal comfort zone."
New Blood Glycated Protein (CD59 Or GCD59) Test for an early diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes
The following are the possible adverse outcomes with gestational diabetes to both born baby and mother.
An early diagnosis of gestational diabetes can prevent adverse outcomes. The existing procedure to find out the risk of gestational diabetes is with the information collected from women during the first week of pregnancy. Doctors may or may not ask for oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT).
A new simple blood test for the prediction of gestational diabetes in pregnant women was developed by the researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, United States.
This innovative blood test can predict the risk of gestational diabetes early and accurately.
The new study suggests measuring GCD59 (or glycated protein CD59) blood biomarker along with oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT).
The study has found 10-fold increase in the level of GCD59 protein in a pregnant woman with a risk of gestational diabetes. The study has found the risk to pregnancy complications and gestational diabetes are directly proportional to the level of GCD59 protein in the blood.
With the new test procedure, health care professionals can detect the risk of gestational diabetes early and provide treatment to protect the mother and newborn child.
The author of the study was Dr. Jose A Halperin, Brigham and Women's Hospital and also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The study was published in the journal Diabetes Care. Title of the article is "Plasma Glycated CD59, a Novel Biomarker for Detection of Pregnancy-Induced Glucose Intolerance."
A Big Contributor To Heart-Related Deaths Is Kidney (Renal) Disease
The reduced kidney function was observed in nearly four percent of the deaths and more than 50 percent of them are heart-related and cardiovascular deaths.
This study shows the importance of conducting tests to identify and treat kidney diseases.
The quantum of risk is similar to high cholesterol level in the body.
The author of the study was Dr. Bernadette Thomas, a clinical nephrologist and a global health researcher. The study was published on April 13, 2017, in the journal the American Society of Nephrology. Title of the article is "Global Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes of Reduced GFR."
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