Archive: Aug 2012

New research sheds light on the real story behind heart disease around the world

August 29, 2012

Spectacular work by Hamilton’s very own Dr. Sonia Anand! May be that imitating us in the western world(or at least “western world practices”) might not be so flattering. PVM Study attempts to shed light on the ’causes of the causes’ of heart disease WRITTEN BY CANADIAN PRESS ON AUGUST 27, 2012 Email Print Text size Comment TORONTO | A new Canadian study is shedding light on what its authors call “the causes of the causes” of heart disease around the globe. People in…

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Custom offloading shoes may not be doing adequate job in high risk diabetic foot: Shear Madness?

August 28, 2012

Diabet Med. 2012 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03770.x. [Epub ahead of print] Offloading effect of therapeutic footwear in patients with diabetic neuropathy at high risk for plantar foot ulceration. Arts ML, Waaijman R, de Haart M, Keukenkamp R, Nollet F, Bus SA. Source Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Abstract Aims:? Custom-made therapeutic footwear is often prescribed to patients with diabetic neuropathy, foot deformity and a healed plantar foot ulcer. Offloading these feet is important to prevent ulcer recurrence. The aim…

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The feet as a portal to the soul? We knew that and new data furthers this notion.

August 27, 2012

Via DG Armstrong at SALSA: This is what he has been preaching all these years…. New study: Heel fascia thickness predicts eye disease and kidney disease. Plantar fascia thickness [J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI: Perhaps we will soon be measuring plantar fascia thickness the way we measure carotid artery thickness?! Fascinating long-term work from Benitez-Aguirre and coworkers. Plantar fascia thickness is longitudinally associated with retinopathy and renal dysfunction: a prospective study from adolescence to adulthood. Benitez-Aguirre…

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University of Miami researcher turning up the heat in battle with chronic venous ulcers: More (hopefully) to come for DFU's

August 26, 2012

UM Rearchers Pinpoint Mechanism that Halts Healing of Venous Ulcers 24/08/2012 11:33:00 Font size:   A team of researchers led by the Miller School’s Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, has discovered that aberrantly expressed microRNAs inhibit the healing of chronic venous ulcers. Published August 24 in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, their landmark finding is a crucial step in the development of effective diagnostic and therapeutic treatments for venous ulcers and possibly other chronic non-healing wounds, which affect an estimated 8 million…

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Diabetic mortality high amongst those most vulnerable.

August 26, 2012

Diabetes death risk rises for low-income Ontarians under 65 Up to 5,000 deaths, 2,700 heart attacks or strokes could have been avoided, ICES study says CBC News Posted: Aug 13, 2012 4:05 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 13, 2012 6:19 PM ET Read 27comments27 The cost of more effective drug regimens for diabetes has risen considerably over the past decade, says a new Ontario study released Monday by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images) Related Stories…

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Eat your wheaties, Johnny!

August 26, 2012

How Important Is Eating Breakfast in Preventing Diabetes? They found people who regularly ate breakfast lowered their chances of developing type 2 diabetes by over 30 percent. They also found that people decreased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 5 percent for each day of the week they ate breakfast. Previous research in nutrition has shown that skipping even a single breakfast can cause insulin resistance for the next meal. In another study, where subjects were trying to…

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