Association of Combined Healthy Lifestyle Factors With Incident Dementia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Background and Objectives: Type 2 diabetes and lifestyle factors have been associated with dementia risk, but the impact of a healthy lifestyle on diabetes-related dementia remains largely unknown. We aimed to investigate whether the increased risk of dementia among individuals with diabetes can be offset by a broad combination of healthy lifestyle factors.Methods: This prospective study utilized …

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Ultrasonography in the prediction of gout flares: a 12-month prospective observational study

ObjectivesTo evaluate whether US findings indicating MSU deposits and US-detected inflammation (i.e. power Doppler signal) predict gout flares over 12 months.MethodsGout patients on urate-lowering therapy for at least the preceding 6 months were enrolled consecutively in this 12-month prospective, observational, single-centre study. A nested case–control analysis was performed. Cases were participants with at least one flare in …

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Inhibition of pancreatic EZH2 restores progenitor insulin in T1D donor

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that selectively destroys insulin-producing β-cells in the pancreas. An unmet need in diabetes management, current therapy is focussed on transplantation. While the reprogramming of progenitor cells into functional insulin-producing β-cells has also been proposed this remains controversial and poorly understood. The challenge is determining why default transcriptional …

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A Case of Hypophysitis Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination

Although SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have been developed with multiple novel technologies and rapidly disseminated worldwide, the full profile of adverse effects has not been known. Recently, there are sporadic but increasing reports of endocrinopathy in relation to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Here we report a rare case of hypophysitis with acute onset of diabetes insipidus, immediately after SARS-CoV-2 …

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Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota

AbstractNon-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) are among the most widely used food additives worldwide, regularly consumed by lean and obese individuals alike. NAS consumption is considered safe and beneficial owing to their low caloric content, yet supporting scientific data remain sparse and controversial. Here we demonstrate that consumption of commonly used NAS formulations drives the development …

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