Category: Medical Conditions

Frank’s sign: a coronary artery disease predictor
Frank’s sign is a diagonal earlobe crease that extends 45° backwards from the tragus to the auricle, which is hypothesised to be a predictor of atherosclerotic disease. Source: Read more
Kidney disease symptoms present prior to type 2 diabetes diagnosis, study finds
A large number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes show symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) before their diabetes diagnosis, researchers report. People with diabetes face an Read more
Large weight loss raises fragility fracture risk in type 2 diabetes
Adults with type 2 diabetes who lost at least 30% of their maximum body weight had increased risks for fragility fractures and any fracture compared with those who lost less weight, Read more
NAFLD May Be Easier to Prevent than Treat
Several new agents in the pipeline for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, but weight loss remains key Source: NAFLD May Be Easier to Prevent than Read more
Weight Management May Reverse T2D
Study participants achieved remission to non-diabetic state Source: Weight Management May Reverse Read more
Study: High-energy breakfast aids weight loss in diabetics
Obese people with type 2 diabetes can improve their conditions with a high-energy breakfast but a smaller lunch and dinner, according to research from Israel. Source: Study: High-energy Read more
The emerging role of ketogenic diets in cancer treatment
Source: The emerging role of ketogenic diets in cancer treatment : Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Read more
Window of Opportunity to Lower Diabetes Risk?
This MedPage Today article presents research that suggests young adulthood could be a critical time to lose weight in order to avoid diabetes.   Read the original article: Window of Read more
Low maternal vitamin D & increased percent body fat in children
Women with low vitamin D at 15 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have children with a higher percentage body fat at age 5 years old. Read more about this interesting study in this Read more
Geriatric Anemia
Differential Diagnosis of Geriatric Anemia: Improving Outcomes for Treatable Causes Source: Geriatric Read more