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PCRM Breaking Medical News: Genetic Connection to Diabetes Risk Overestimated

Genes are not as useful at determining type 2 diabetes risk as are traditional risk factors such as weight, age, and gender, according to a

HbA1c not good for diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Thursday Oct 31, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- HbA1c is considered a more reliable indicator for diabetes, but this biomarker may not be able to accurately indicate ...
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Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Lack of sleep may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published this week in JAMA Neurology. As part of the ongoing ...
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Breast cancer and endometrial cancer, which is more dangerous?

Sunday Oct 20, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Breast cancer seems more dangerous than endometrial cancer.  A new study most recently published in Oncology Lettetter finds a ...
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Human Form of “Mad Cow” Disease More Widespread Than Once Thought

A variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the human form of “mad cow” disease, is more prevalent than once thought, according to a new study published ...
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More Britons live with variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

Wed. Oct 16, 213 (foodconsumer.org) -- It was estimated early that about 3000 men and women in the U.K. carry abnormal proteins or infectious prion ...
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IGF-1 linked to poor breast cancer prognosis

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study published in International Journal of Cancer indicates that having a high level of serum insulin-like growth ...
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Stress Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Stress may influence your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. Researchers tracked 800 women enrolled in the ...
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Younger women with type 2 diabetes face higher risk of heart disease (PR)

Contact: Darcy Spitzdarcy.spitz@heart.org212-878-5940American Heart Association  Younger women with type 2 diabetes face higher risk of heart disease American Heart Association Meeting Report Type 2 diabetes independently increases the ...
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Obesity, Diabetes boost breast cancer death risk

Friday Sept 13, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study published recently in European Journal of Cancer suggests that being obese or diabetic can increase the risk ...
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