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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. Christiane Drechsler, from Leiden University Medical Center,...

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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 Association for July 8. Obesity may affect the...

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No major advantage with low-fat vs low-carb diets in overweight diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes who follow either a low-carbohydrate diet or a low-fat diet have similar outcomes after one year in terms of weight and hemoglobin A1C levels, according to results of a new study. Dr. Nicola J. Davis of the Albert Einstein College of...