Top News on Uric Acid and Gout

Gout was once thought of as a disease only for kings or the wealthy, brought on by overindulgence in rich foods, read meat, and alcohol, but today this painful condition is more prevalent in the general population than you might think. A form of arthritis, gout occurs when uric acid…

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Top News for PKD Research

Researchers continue to make important and sometimes surprising discoveries about PKD and the PKD1 gene. Here is a roundup of the latest PKD findings. A University of Colorado School of Medicine study has shown that pravastatin can slow down the growth of PKD cysts in children and young adults. –…

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Top News for Kidney Health

Lately we’ve been reading some interesting news articles about things we should or shouldn’t do to maintain kidney health. Researchers from University of Granada in Spain have found that popular high protein diets can increase the long-term risk of developing kidney disease and can contribute to kidney stones. – High…

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Top News on Kidney Transplant Chains and Shortening the Wait for Organs

This has been a big week for stories about innovative approaches to organ donation. Last Sunday, the New York Times featured an amazing story about 60 people linked by a transplant chain that changed the lives of 30 patients with kidney disease. It all began with one man inspired by…

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Top News on Metabolic Syndrome for the Week of 8/15/11

Metabolic syndrome describes a set of symptoms that increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Those risk factors are: high blood pressure obesity, particularly extra weight around the waist insulin resistance low good cholesterol higher levels of triglycerides Patients are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when they…

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Top News on Diabetes Research for the Week of 6/20/11

Last week was an exciting one for diabetes news. In addition to our recent post about a new drug that can improve kidney function in Type 2 diabetics, there have been many other interesting discoveries. Newcastle University researchers in England have found that a very extreme diet can reverse Type…

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