As per a study, cancer has surpassed cardiovascular disease as the major cause of death in Scottish adults having type II diabetes. The study was reported in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Researchers examined the grounds of death of people having type II diabetes in Arran and Ayrshire, Scotland from 2009–2014 and correlated them with national death rates.
The most normal cause of mortality was cancer (27.8%) pursued by heart disease (24.1%). The findings confirmed an augmented peril of early death in people having type II diabetes in comparison with the general population, and they indicated that where cardiovascular risk aspects are being treated assertively, cancer takes on a greater significance in the cause of death.
On a similar note, recently, a foundational study discovers the function of diet in diabetes complications. Type I and type II diabetes impact the wellbeing of the blood vessel’s inner lining. People having diabetes frequently experience difficulties in the heart, eyes, and other organs due to worsening blood vessel damage in the longer time. One of the initial indications of systemic inflammation in the blood vessels is the amplified sticking of immune cells on the inner lining.
As microvascular damage and inflammation prolong in the light-sensitive tissue in the retina, diabetic retinopathy can develop. Apparently, diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness and serious vision loss. A pressing question in diabetes study is how raised blood levels of cholesterol, sugar, and fat might add to blood vessel damage with respect to the diet. New research by researchers from BWH (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) set out to find out which components of the Western diet—rich in cholesterol, sugar, and fat—might deteriorate diabetes complications. The study was published in The FASEB Journal.