Effect of periodontal disease on diabetes: systematic review of epidemiologic observational evidence

submitted by: WSB
Background: Periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus are common, chronic diseases worldwide. Epidemiologic and biologic evidence suggests periodontal disease may affect diabetes. Objective: To systematically review non-experimental, epidemiologic evidence for effects of periodontal disease on diabetes control, complications, and incidence. Data sources: Electronic bibliographic databases, supplemented by hand searches of recent and future issues of relevant journals. Study eligibility...
Authors: Wenche S. Borgnakke, Pekka V. Ylostalo, George W. Taylor, Robert R. Genco

Is there a dose-response relation of dietary glycemic load to risk of type 2 diabetes? Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

submitted by: Geoffrey Livesey
Background: Although much is known about the association between dietary glycemic load (GL) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), prospective cohort studies have not consistently shown a positive dose-response relation. Objective: We performed a comprehensive examination of evidence on the dose response that links GL to T2D and sources of heterogeneity among all prospective cohort studies on healthy adults available in the literature. Design: We conducted a systematic review of all prospective...
Authors: Geoffrey Livesey, Richard Taylor, Helen Livesey, Simin Liu

Online Disease Management of Diabetes: (EMPOWER-D)

submitted by: Jamia
Full title: Online Disease Management of Diabetes: Engaging and Motivating Patients Online With Enhanced Resources-Diabetes (EMPOWER-D), A Randomized Controlled Trial Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an online disease management system supporting patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Engaging and Motivating Patients Online With Enhanced Resources for Diabetes was a 12-month parallel randomized controlled trial of 415 patients with type 2 diabetes with...

Greater whole-grain intake is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight gain

submitted by: sarachacko
Whole-grain and high fiber intakes are routinely recommended for prevention of vascular diseases; however, there are no comprehensive and quantitative assessments of available data in humans. The aim of this study was to systematically examine longitudinal studies investigating whole-grain and fiber intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease (CVD), weight gain, and metabolic risk factors. We identified 45 prospective cohort studies and 21...
Authors: Sara A. Chacko, Eva Qing Ye, Elizabeth L. Chou, Matthew Kugizaki, Simin Liu

Solberg Woods interview: "Fine-mapping a locus for glucose tolerance using heterogeneous stock rats"

submitted by: pgeditor

Overview of recently published paper in Physiological Genomics, 'Fine-mapping a locus for glucose tolerance using heterogeneous stock rats", by Leah Solberg Woods, Katie Holl, Michael Tschannen , William Valdar

Benefits of a Mediterranean diet for type 2 Diabetics

submitted by: YourUpdateTV

A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients following a Mediterranean diet were significantly less likely to need medicine after four years than those on a low-fat diet.