Kent Holtorf

Bio

Specialties:

  • endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism

Affiliation:

  • Holtorf Medical Group

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time.

    The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes.

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    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rates of five serious complications from diabetes -- heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death -- have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows.

    Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 p...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.

    Sleep apnea causes repeated, brief interruptions in breathing during ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Race appears to be a factor in determining a person's risk of developing autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a new study says.

    African Americans and Asians are much more likely to develop Graves' dis...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese people with vitamin D deficiency may be less mobile than those with normal levels of the vitamin, a new study says.

    Poor physical functioning can reduce quality of life and increase the risk of early death, the researchers noted.<...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tanzeum (albiglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    Some 24 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes, which is more than 90 percent of all d...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.

    The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a "glucagon-like peptide-...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Research conducted on climbers atop Mount Everest offers new insight into the biological triggers for type 2 diabetes.

    Specifically, the British investigators learned more about how low oxygen levels in the body (hypoxia) may be linked with insul...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An enzyme in the fat and liver of mice could take a key role in future attempts to battle obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

    The enzyme -- nicotinamide N-methyltransferase, or NNMT -- appears to help regulate the ability of ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don't have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.

    Diabetes has been considered a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but what's not clear ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way your body digests carbohydrates may affect your risk for obesity, a new genetic study indicates.

    Researchers focused on a gene called AMY1, which is responsible for an enzyme in the saliva called salivary amylase. When food enters the mo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.

    People enrolled in the study on diabetes preventi...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to treat diabetes does not help prevent heart failure in non-diabetics who've had a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers said results from the rigorous clinical trial dispute previous findings that showed the ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gains in life expectancy don't extend to adults who were overweight or obese as teens, according to a new study.

    The average lifespan in the United States has increased by more than a decade since 1950, to nearly 79 years for someone born in 2011...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes.

    Now, a small study comparing both approaches finds it doesn't matter which tactic you use,...Full Article