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- ō-ˈbē-sət-ē
-- a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater

 --- updated June 15, 2016 ---

Older Americans with diabetes living longer without disability, US study shows
- Older Americans with diabetes born in the 1940s are living longer and with less disability performing day to day tasks than those born 10 years earlier

Type 1 diabetes may be triggered by bacteria
- The development of type 1 diabetes may be driven by some forms of bacteria, suggests a new study by researchers from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

High-priced drugs used to treat diabetic macular edema not cost-effective
- The anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs ranibizumab and aflibercept, used to treat vision loss from diabetic macular edema (DME), and approximately 20 to 30 times more expensive than bevacizumab, are not cost-effective for treatment of DME compared to bevacizumab unless their prices decrease substantially

Gestational diabetes could cause daughters to mature earlier
- Young girls of overweight mothers with gestational diabetes could be more likely to develop puberty earlier, scientists claim.

Type 2 diabetes drug could be beneficial for head and neck cancer patients
- Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have found that adding increasing doses of an approved Type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, to a chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen in head and neck cancer patients is not well tolerated if escalated too quickly, but allowing slower escalation could be beneficial.

Diabetes Drug LixiLan Shows Positive Results for Phase 3 Trials
- The presentation mainly focused on the two main studies which was on the titratable fixed dose combination of glargine with lixisenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes who were on treatment with oral hypoglycemic drug metformin