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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Concerns About Industry Dominance in Diabetes Research

July 1, 2015 — Diabetes research is dominated by a small group of prolific authors, raising questions about the imbalance of power and conflict of interests in this field, argue experts in a new ... read more

Neighborhood Environments and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

June 29, 2015 — Neighborhood resources to support greater physical activity and, to a lesser extent, healthy diets appear to be associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, although the results vary by the ... read more

Lean but Not Hungry: Molecular Switch for a Healthy Metabolism Discovered

June 29, 2015 — The protein complex mTORC1 is a central regulator of cell metabolism. In the active state, it stimulates anabolic processes and increases the production and storage of proteins and lipids. ... read more

High Blood Pressure Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Risk, Meds May Be Reason

June 26, 2015 — People with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. However, authors conclude the connection may have more to do with ... read more

Pet Care Can Help Improve Adolescents' Type 1 Diabetes Management, Pediatricians Find

June 26, 2015 — Pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood ... read more

Medically Complex Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Could Benefit from Seeing a Specialist Soon

June 26, 2015 — People recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they see an endocrinologist within one year of ... read more

Scientists Restore Normal Function in Heart Muscle Cells of Diabetic Rats

June 24, 2015 — Working with heart muscle cells from diabetic rats, scientists have located what they say is the epicenter of mischief wreaked by too much blood sugar and used a sugar-gobbling enzyme to restore ... read more

Diabetic Blindness: Best Source of Stem Cells to Block Vision Loss

June 24, 2015 — Stem cells taken from donors are more likely to be more effective at battling diabetic retinopathy than cells taken from patients' own bodies, a new study concludes. The work is a critical step ... read more

Pet Ownership and Its Potential Benefits for Older Adults

June 23, 2015 — New research calls for increased understanding about older adults, the relationship between pet ownership and health, and the current barriers which limit older adults' chances to own a pet. The ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists working to find treatments for a rare and severe form of diabetes known as Wolfram syndrome have identified a gatekeeper in cells that prevents harmful molecules from spilling and ... read more

Diabetes Medication Reduces Dementia Risk

June 23, 2015 — Treating people with type 2 diabetes, also known as 'age-related diabetes' with antidiabetics reduces their risk for Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. The risk is most ... read more

Two Cultures, Same Risk for Cognitive Impairment

June 22, 2015 — Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. However, little is known about how the diabetes-cognitive decline ... read more

More Women Are Reaching 100 but Centenarian Men Are Healthier

June 22, 2015 — New research has found an increasing trend in the number of people in the UK reaching age 100 over the past two decades. The study also found that, whilst women were far more likely to reach 100 than ... read more

Drug Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease-Mouse Model in Spite of Diet

June 19, 2015 — Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, ... read more

'Real World' Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Low Blood Sugar Risk

June 19, 2015 — Hypoglycaemia is an issue amongst people with type 2 diabetes, particularly for those on insulin, yet is still fairly common for other treatment regimens. Now the hypoglycaemic events in the ‘real ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

Drug Approved to Treat Osteoporosis Shows Promise in Pre-Clinical Diabetes Research

June 18, 2015 — A drug commonly used to treat osteoporosis in humans also stimulates the production of cells that control insulin balance in diabetic mice, researchers have found. While other compounds have been ... read more

New Tool Identifies Novel Compound Targeting Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

June 17, 2015 — A new drug screening technology has identified a new potential anti-diabetes compound -- and a powerful way to quickly test whether other molecules can have a positive effect on a critical molecular ... read more

Exercise Can Help Control Blood Glucose, and Trim Waist Size and Body Fat in Diabetics Regardless of Fitness Gains

June 17, 2015 — Diabetics who exercise can trim waist size and body fat, and control blood glucose, even if they don’t see cardiorespiratory benefits, new research shows. Researchers found that waist ... read more

Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk of Some Types of Cancer

June 16, 2015 — Nut consumption has long been hypothesized to have a role in preventing both of these diseases, but until now evidence has been inconsistent. A new systematic review and meta-analysis shows that nut ... read more

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