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Higher breast cancer risk in obese diabetic premenopausal women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Both obesity and type 2 diabetes, owing to their harmful effects on adipocytokines and inflammatory mediators, contribute to increased breast cancer risk in premenopausal women, according to results of a study conducted by...

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Obesity raises risk of residual kidney function loss after initiation of dialysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Obesity is a strong risk factor for loss of residual kidney function after initiation of dialysis, according to new data from the prospective Netherlands Cooperative Study on the Adequacy of Dialysis (NECOSAD). Dr....

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Adiponectin levels inversely linked to diabetes risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As plasma levels of adiponectin, a protein produced by fat cells, rise, the risk of type 2 diabetes decreases, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis reported in the Journal of the American Medical...