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New paper from Kåre I. Birkeland’s group

Ethnic differences in BMI, subcutaneous fat, and serum leptin levels during and after pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes. In the recently published paper by Sommer and co-workers, we show that South Asians have higher amounts of subcutaneous fat and serum leptin levels relative to their body mass index (BMI) than Europeans, which probably contributes […]

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Cardiomyopathy in type 1 diabetes – Does it exist? New article from the Oslo Study

We have shown significant reduced myocardial function in long term type 1 diabetes even without significant coronary heart disease. This may point to a subclinical diabetic cardiomyopathy and/or a microvascular defect as suggested by reduced myocardial Blood Flow reserve. The increased level of Glycation products may suggest that Glycation leads to “stiffer hearts”?

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New article by Lars Krogvold and Knut Dahl-Jørgensen’s Group published online November 25th 2014

Detection of a low-grade enteroviral infection in the islets of Langerhans of living patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes The Diabetes Virus Detection study (DiViD) is the first to examine fresh pancreatic tissue at the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes for the presence of viruses. The results provides evidence for the presence of enterovirus […]

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