Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism

Affiliation:

  • Holtorf Medical Group

Location:

  • Torrence, CA

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

    The study suggests ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.

    "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both identifying diabetes and depre...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests.

    The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spectrum disorder in a study of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized than those without the disease, a new British study finds.

    The risk is highest among preschoolers and children in poor families.

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    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers.

    Overweight and obese people were about 30 percent less likely to...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight people may lose more weight if their doctor tells them to, a new study finds.

    University of Georgia researchers examined data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that a doctor's recommendation was associat...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests.

    Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends watching TV each day raises...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.

    That's the conclusion of a new study that included more than 1,600 people in South Korea, aged 47 to 59, who ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.

    In fact, infants born to mothers given glyburide (DiaBeta) d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.

    These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said.Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows.

    "Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a c...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.

    "Declining mortality rates are the clearest evidence of improving outcomes in dialysis patients," lead researcher Eric Weinhandl, principal investigator with the Peer K...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person's risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from one million people in the United Kingdom and found that those who were prescribed at least two courses o...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When caring for people with diabetes, primary care doctors need to tailor blood sugar targets and treatments to the individual patient, new recommendations suggest.

    That's just one of the guidelines highlighted in an article that experts from th...Full Article