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|CHICAGO Nathan Peterman Bills Jersey , Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Diabetes is known to increase a person's risk of kidney disease. Now, the converse is also true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes, according to a study of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Researchers further deduced that a likely culprit of the two-way relationship between kidney disease and diabetes is urea, the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood that comes from the breakdown of protein in foods. Kidneys normally remove urea from the blood, but it can build up when kidney function slows down.
Researchers examined medical records in national databases and evaluated the records of 1.3 million adults without diabetes over a five-year period, beginning in 2003.
A common blood test that measures the amount of urea nitrogen found in the blood showed that 117,000 of those without diabetes Dion Dawkins Bills Jersey , or 9 percent, had elevated urea levels, signaling poor kidney function.
Overall, those with high urea levels had a 23 percent higher risk of diabetes. In each year studied, the researchers documented new cases of diabetes in 2,989 of every 100,000 people with low urea levels and 3 Zay Jones Bills Jersey ,677 new cases of diabetes among those with high urea levels.
"The risk difference between high and low levels is 688 cases of diabetes per 100,000 people each year," said the study's senior author Ziyad Al-Aly, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. "This means that for every 100,000 people, there would be 688 more cases of diabetes each year in those with higher urea levels."
In a mouse study published in the August 2016 Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers induced kidney failure in mice. Subsequently Tre'Davious White Bills Jersey , many of the animals experienced elevated urea levels, resulting in insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion.
Al-Aly tested this in human. "Our results were almost an exact replica of the mouse study. The results showed a clear relationship between urea levels and risk of diabetes," he said.
The findings are significant because urea levels can be lowered through medication, diet and other means, thereby allowing for improved treatment and possible prevention of diabetes.
The study was published in Kidney International on Monday.
ROME, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Italian Minister of Infrastructure Maurizio Lupi said he would resign from his post after multiple allegations of corruption and kickbacks connected to large-scale public works projects, in what is being cast as the first major scandal of the 13-month-old government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Lupi's decision came after Italian police arrested four people and announced dozens more were under investigation of illegally manipulating public contracts worth more than 25 billion euros (26.9 billion U.S. dollars) for projects ranging from high-speed railway lines to the soon-to-launch Milan Expo 2015.
Lupi was not among those put under investigation Tremaine Edmunds Bills Jersey , but his close ties to those named in the massive probe made it more difficult for him to do his job.
To further complicate Lupi's situation, police revealed that one of the four men arrested, a developer named Stefano Perotti, gave the minister's son, Luca, an architect, a Rolex watch valued at 10 Josh Allen Bills Jersey ,000 euros in connection with one of the engineering contracts in question.
Lupi denied any wrongdoing, and he said his decision to step down was for the good of the government.
"I never obtained any favors or received anything inappropriate while serving in this job," Lupi said, adding that his exit would "help strengthen the government."
Leading up to the latest developments, Renzi warned Lupi that he could not continue under the current circumstances. After the resignation was announced, the Prime Minister called it a "wise decision."
Analysts said the developments, which broke late Thursday John Miller Rush Jersey , had the potential to hurt Renzi's image.
"Italians won't be surprised to find allegations of corruption connected to a political figure, especially after the years of corruption and corruption charges with (former Prime Minister Silvio) Berlusconi," Gian Franco Gallo, a political affairs analyst with ABS Securities, told Xinhua. "But Renzi set himself up as the anti-Berlusconi. If he starts getting touched by scandal as well, that would change."
Maria Rossi, co-director of the polling firm Opinioni Shaq Lawson Rush Jersey , agreed, up to a point. Rossi said if the Lupi situation remained an isolated case, the impacts would be minimal.
"This is a single incident and Lupi hasn't even been directly implicated, at least so far," Rossi said in an interview. "It is clear Lupi's resignation was managed correctly, and Renzi's track record when it comes to scandals has been good. I think if we don't have another unwelcome surprise in another month or two, he'll be fine."
One unwelcome aspect of the situation Nathan Peterman Rush Jersey , according to Gallo, is that Renzi must now find a replacement for Lupi and get the candidate approved by parliament. Nobody expects problems, but it does siphon away some political capital Renzi would rather use moving his reform agenda forward.
"This is just another unexpected distraction," Gallo said, adding "the impacts add up."
BEIJING, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Leading China's high-end liquor market, Kweichow Moutai has survived the country's frugality campaign and aims to top the world liquor market.
Just as Russia has its vodka Dion Dawkins Rush Jersey , China has its own distilled spirit called baijiu, a kind of white spirit made from sorghum, wheat or rice. And Moutai is the best.
With a history traced back to the 1st century B.C., Moutai first impressed foreigners with its mellow aroma at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition.
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