Navigation Links
Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women
Date:3/5/2009

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest

THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say.

"Much attention has been given to the role of obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes, but stress may be as important in this at-risk population," study co-author Anastasia Georgiades, of Duke University in Durham, N.C., said in a news release.

The study included 62 healthy, non-diabetic black women who were asked to recall stressful life events. As they did, the researchers measured the women's levels of blood sugar and epinephrine, the "fight or flight" hormone that's released in reaction to stress.

Women with high epinephrine levels (25 picograms or more per milliliter of blood) while recalling stressful events and with more belly fat (33 percent or more of total body fat) had significantly higher fasting glucose scores (about 100 milligrams per deciliter) than women with lower epinephrine levels and less belly fat (85 mg/dl). A fasting blood glucose level of 100 mg/dl is considered within the low range of pre-diabetes, and a level of 125 mg/dl is the benchmark for type 2 diabetes.

Women with high epinephrine levels and more belly fat also had bigger increases in blood sugar levels during the stress test.

The findings were to be presented this week at the annual scientific meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.

"While we don't fully understand the nature of the association, women with abdominal obesity may be more vulnerable to the impact of stress -- causing their body to increase blood sugar production and elevating their risk for diabetes," Georgiades said.

Further research is needed to determine exactly how epinephrine production affects blood sugar levels in black women. Nearly one in four black women in the United States has type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about type 2 diabetes.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Psychosomatic Society, news release, March 4, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. National Council on Disability Says More Needs to be Done for Service Members and Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury
2. Post-Traumatic Stress Tied to Increased Suicide Risk
3. Taking the Stress Out of Funeral Planning, FuneralDecisions.com Offers Consumers an Innovative Approach
4. Leading Cause of Stress to Military War Veterans Key Topic at 35th Advanced International Winter Symposium
5. Transcendental Meditation buffers students against college stress: Study
6. Stress May Speed Melanoma Progression
7. The Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety Re-launches Website for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
8. CareerCast.com Reports on Most and Least Stressful Professions
9. NEWSWEEK Cover: Stress Could Save Your Life (Or at Least its Better for You Than You Think)
10. Wounded Warrior Projects Project Odyssey Aims to Teach Coping Skills for Combating Post-Traumatic Stress in Wounded Warriors
11. Worldwide, Stress is the No.1 Reason People Spa
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... Phytocéane invites you to take an exotic ... the world with ZANZIBAR SHOWER GEL. Inspired by the beauty of Zanzibar, a Tanzanian ... and moisturizing vegetal coral to create this gentle, crystal-clear shower gel to cleanse the ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO) is ... at 167 Lynch Creek Way. The Petaluma office features three comfortable patient exam ... rehabilitation services and on-site x-ray services. Two multi-specialist orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Neema ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... Spectrum Aquatics Launches New ADA Portable Motion Trek BP 300 Lift. Built for durability, ... on wheels, it can be wheeled out of the way and stored when not in ... "We have transformed the feedback from customers into specific enhancements and created a new product ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Source Vitál ... and 100 percent pure essential oils, announced the company had a successful visit to ... The annual ECRM event gives companies that work in the nutritional, sports and health ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Lice Troopers, the lice removal company based in South Florida, ... the holiday season. , β€œIt happens every year around this time,” says owner, ... photos, which is the head-to-head gateway that lice need to spread.” , As children ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Market By Type of Test (Tumor, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Esoteric), ... of Diseases (Tuberculosis, Influenza, Cancer, HIV/AIDS etc.), Forecast to 2022" ... ... healthcare services, market segments, especially clinical lab testing, which has ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... -- According to a new market research report "Life ... SCM), Component (Software, Service), Delivery (On premise, Cloud), End user (Pharmaceutical, ... the market is expected to reach USD 24.73 Billion by 2021 ... during the forecast period. Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Mass. , Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Keystone Symposia Conference, "PI3K Pathways in Immunology, ... Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI ) ... immuno-oncology development candidate that selectively inhibits phosphoinositide-3-kinase-gamma ... able to help overcome resistance to checkpoint ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: