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Jun 11, 2015

It is well-known that exercise is good for you, but how exactly does physical activity improve the function of different tissues and organs in the body?

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May 29, 2015

In the largest study to date of hearing loss among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States, researchers have found that nearly 1 in 7 has hearing loss, a number similar to the general population prevalence.

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May 11, 2015

For the first time in a lab, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories.

NIDDK News Item

Apr 16, 2015

Heredity accounts for up to 35 percent of small intestinal carcinoid, a rare digestive cancer, according to findings from a team at the National Institutes of Health.

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Apr 8, 2015

An over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice, according to a National Institutes of Health study.

NIDDK News Item

Mar 12, 2015

More than 20 million Americans aged 20 or older may have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and millions more are at risk of developing the disease.

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Mar 10, 2015

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows how elements of the brain's stress and reward pathways can interact to suppress binge alcohol drinking.

NIDDK Newsletter

Subscribe to digestive diseases news and research, updates on the Bowel Control Awareness Campaign, and new and updated publications.

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Features urologic diseases research and news, and new and updated publications.

NIDDK Newsletter

Provides information on the latest Network of Minority Health Research Investigators’ workshop, member collaborations, awards, news from the oversight committee and more.

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Features updates on the NIH nutrition research community and share some of the exciting activities taking place. From training opportunities to novel research findings, the NIH Nutrition Quarterly will highlight significant nutrition happenings at NIH.

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Features important kidney health information.

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Provides registered dietitians and nutritionists interested in chronic kidney disease updates on new NKDEP diet-related materials and activities, as well as opportunities to assist NKDEP and its efforts.

NIDDK News Item

Feb 19, 2015

In an NIH-supported clinical trial comparing three drugs for diabetic macular edma (DME), Eylea (aflibercept) provided greater visual improvement, on average, than did Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab) when vision was 20/50 or worse at the start of the trial.

NIDDK Research Update

Feb 18, 2015

Discovery Provides Insight into Immunity

NIDDK News Item

Jan 6, 2015

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose (blood sugar) early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

NIDDK News Item

Jan 5, 2015

Dr. Siminerio begins a two-year term as chair of the National Diabetes Education Program in January 2015.

NIDDK News Item

Dec 17, 2014

Young children who have long-term high blood sugar levels are more likely to have slower brain growth, according to researchers at centers including the National Institutes of Health.

NIDDK Research Update

Dec 4, 2014

NIH-supported researchers have found six new regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), a major cause of kidney failure worldwide. The susceptibility genes are found in people of Asian and European ancestries and affect the risk of developing IgAN and the age at which disease develops.

NIDDK News Item

Nov 17, 2014

Using two drugs was no more effective than a single drug in slowing disease progression in people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), according to two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the studies also showed that rigorous blood pressure treatment slowed growth of kidney cysts, a marker of ADPKD, but had little effect on kidney function compared to standard blood pressure treatment.

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Nov 12, 2014

A newly published set of 10 guiding principles highlights areas of agreement for diabetes care that could be clinically useful in diabetes management and prevention.

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Nov 7, 2014

An experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease showed promising results and potential problems in a multicenter clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The FLINT study found that people with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) who took obeticholic acid (OCA) had improved liver health during that period, including decreased inflammation and fat in the liver and decreased body weight versus people receiving a placebo. OCA was also associated with increases in itching and total cholesterol.

NIDDK News Item

Nov 3, 2014

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and about 86 million more are on the verge of the disease. People with diabetes are nearly two times more likely than people without diabetes to die from heart disease, and are also at greater risk for kidney, eye and nerve diseases, among other painful and costly complications.

NIDDK News Item

Oct 9, 2014

Wide-ranging National Institutes of Health grants announced today will develop new strategies to analyze and leverage the explosion of increasingly complex biomedical data sets, often referred to as Big Data. These NIH multi-institute awards constitute an initial investment of nearly $32 million in fiscal year 2014 by NIH's Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.

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Oct 8, 2014

Physician scientists at 22 consortia will collaborate with representatives of 98 patient advocacy groups to advance clinical research and investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases. The collaborations are made possible through awards by the National Institutes of Health — totaling about $29 million in fiscal year 2014 funding — to expand the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), which is led by NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

NIDDK News Item

Sep 9, 2014

People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in Molecular Psychiatry.