Monday, July 30, 2018

Type 2 Diabetes More Aggressive among Young Patients

Serving the needs of Southern California patients, Zachary Lutsky, MD, most recently engaged as an attending physician with the Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Zachary Lutsky handled a wide range of emergencies, from heart attacks to shootings, and has a strong knowledge of general medicine.

With type 2 diabetes on the rise among young Americans, recent research has shown that diagnosis with the condition at an early age significantly elevates the mortality risks associated with stroke and heart disease.

According to the director of Montefiore Medical Center’s Clinical Diabetes Center in New York, type 2 diabetes is more aggressive when experienced among the young than when it targets the elderly.

This elevated impact is felt in areas such as inflammation, insulin resistance, and weight, all of which are associated with premature cardiovascular disease. In addition, it results in elevated lipotoxicity, or the unwanted buildup of cholesterol in areas of the body such as the kidneys, heart, and liver.

One area in which type 2 diabetes does not translate into increased risk seems to be cancer, with one reason being the slow initial rate of growth of such diseases, which are typically not diagnosed until the later years.

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

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