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 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds.

    Researchers analyzed 20 studies that included nearly 30,000 people and tested how vitamin D supplements affected fall risk...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

    Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals.

    Researchers examined the effectiveness of the inexpensive drug, called acetazolamide (Diamox), in women and men with the cond...Full Article

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

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

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    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