Health Care

Could swine flu be linked to type 1 diabetes?

Could swine flu be linked to type 1 diabetes?”

Besides high blood pressure, high intake of salt - main source of sodium - may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, researchers have found.

And the risk rose nearly four-fold for those genetically predisposed to the condition, according to the research.

Participants with the highest consumption - one-and-a-quarter teaspoons or more - were 72 percent more likely to develop it than those with the lowest.

However, the strongest links were reported between lab-confirmed H1N1 diagnosis (2.35, 1.60-3.46), as well as flu-related hospitalized with an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes (2.75, 1.14-6.62).

And it almost quadrupled for those who ate lots of salt and carried specific gene mutations. But the researchers suggested that increasing salt intake may spur insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Washington D.C.: People, especially children, infected with the H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, may be at increased risk diabetes, warns a recent study.

However, the association seen in the study doesn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

Patients with high risk leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotypes whose sodium intake was classed as "high" (over 3.15 gm/day) were nearly four times more likely to develop LADA than those consuming the lowest (under 2.4gm/day).

"This study supports the concept that artificial sweeteners could reduce the body's control of blood sugar levels and highlights the potential for exaggerated post-meal glucose levels in high habitual NAS [non-caloric artificial sweeteners] users, which could predispose them to develop type 2 diabetes", the study's authors said, whose findings were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal.

Like this



15 September 2017
Lady Gaga Hospitalized For "Severe Physical Pain"
She was also recently at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting her new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, in which she reveals her battle with fibromyalgia.

15 September 2017
Missing Teacher Shot in the Head
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the property, Manger said, and officers with cadaver dogs found the shallow grave. Tessier was engaged to another woman while professing his love to Wallen and asking her father's permission to marry her.

15 September 2017
Footwear maker Aerosoles files for bankruptcy
It will also focus on its global and wholesale businesses, which it said have thrived throughout recent years. The Petition reports $50 million to $100 million in assets and $100 million to $500 million in liabilities.

15 September 2017
France, Germany Reportedly Call to Extend Border Checks to Curb Terrorist Threat
Schengen rules allow for the reintroduction of such frontier controls for up to two years and the ones now in place expire in November.

15 September 2017
Aamir's Thugs of Hindostan, Salman's Tiger Zinda Hai get release dates
This action-adventure film will see Bachchan and Khan, participating in a sword fight which now being shot in Mumbai. Helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya , " Thugs of Hindostan " is all set to release on November 7, 2018.

15 September 2017
Gold inches up as geopolitical tensions rise
The Fed's next monetary policy meeting is due to begin this coming Tuesday. US gold futures for December delivery gained was flat at $1,329.40 U.S.

15 September 2017
Jennifer Lawrence Continues to Be Relatable With This Charming Bar Fight Story
She had this to say. "And so we were like, 'Just go away, ' and then he goes, 'Yeah, well f**k you'". After she refused him again "he said "f***k you" and something in me snapped", Lawrence told Meyers.

15 September 2017
State Attorney General advises Iowans to take action after Equifax data breach
Logging on to will allow you to check and see if your information may have been compromised. It will then ask you to provide your last name and last six digits of your social security number.

15 September 2017
Congress Calls Up Prime Minister To Discuss Confidence Vote
The vote came on the eve of Kuczynski's 8-day trip overseas , which includes plans for dinner with U.S. The body is dominated by supporters of former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori .

15 September 2017
Haseena Parkar Movie Preview
The makers had initially named the film as Haseena Parkar : Queen of Mumbai but later changed it to just Haseena Parkar . Composed by Sachin-Jigar and crooned by Sunidhi Chauhan, the song features Indo-Australian model, Sarah Anjuli.