Patients with long term type-2 diabetes may be at greater risk for restrictive lung disease

Restrictive lung disease (RLD) is a group of disorders that prevent normal expansion of the lung, primarily due to hardening of the lung tissue. RLD can include: pulmonary fibrosis, respiratory distress syndrome, sarcoidosis, and radiation fibrosis, among others. These are rare and often lethal disease that in some instances, like pulmonary fibrosis, require a lung…

Diabetes drug could help treat pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a group of diseases that result in fibrosis of the lung causing it to become stiff and making it progressively harder to breath. There can be many causes of pulmonary fibrosis including radiation, severe infection, environmental exposures, or the cause can be unknown in which case it is dubbed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis…

Carbonation in beverages may be responsible for increased food consumption related to obesity

Research overwhelmingly suggests that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages including pop and juice is linked with obesity and type-2 diabetes. Specifically, overconsumption of sugar can lead to excessive weight gain and an increased risk of type-2 diabetes.¬†Many people turn to diet drinks sweetened with artificial sweeteners to cut their consumption of sugar while still enjoying…