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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Exercise Is Good for Everyone, but Some Struggle More Than Others

Oct. 2, 2015 — People with increased risk of type 2 diabetes need to exercise more than others to achieve the same results, according to new ... read more

People With Genetic Variant Increasing Vitamin D Metabolism Improve Blood Sugar Control With High Protein Weight Loss Diet

Sep. 29, 2015 — People carrying a certain genetic variant relating to vitamin D metabolism are more likely to benefit from a high-protein weight loss diet than those without it, research ... read more

Diabetes Medication Could Be Used to Treat Alcohol Dependence

Sep. 25, 2015 — A medication used for diabetes and obesity also could be a valuable tool for the treatment of alcohol dependence, a new study on mice and rats ... read more

Newly Identified Biochemical Pathway Could Be Target for Insulin Control

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers are reporting the identification of a new biochemical pathway to control insulin secretion from islet beta cells in the pancreas, establishing a potential target for insulin ... read more

Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer's, Diabetes: Novel Leads for Inhibitors

Sep. 24, 2015 — When proteins change their structure and clump together, formation of amyloid fibrils and plaques may occur. Such 'misfolding' and 'protein aggregation' processes damage cells and ... read more

Women With Moderate Beer Consumption Run Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Sep. 24, 2015 — Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30 percent lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. These are the findings of a Swedish ... read more

Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime Lowers Diabetes Risk

Sep. 23, 2015 — Taking blood pressure medications at bedtime, rather than in the morning, reduces blood pressure (BP) while asleep and also halves the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research ... read more

Investigation Questions Expert Advice Underpinning New US Dietary Guidelines

Sep. 23, 2015 — The expert report underpinning the latest dietary guidelines for Americans fails to reflect much relevant scientific literature in its reviews of crucial topics and therefore risks giving a ... read more

Some Forms of Dizziness After Getting Up May Signal Bigger Problems

Sep. 23, 2015 — People who get dizzy several minutes after standing up may be at risk of more serious conditions and even an increased risk of death, according to new research. Feeling dizzy, faint or light-headed ... read more

Potential Source of Insulin-Producing Cells Found in Adult Human Pancreas

Sep. 23, 2015 — Cells that express neurogenin 3 may one day be harnessed to create a plentiful supply of insulin-producing beta cells for the treatment of diabetes, a study ... read more

Not All Trans Fatty Acids Are Bad for You, New Research Suggests

Sep. 22, 2015 — New evidence suggests that low levels of trans fatty acids may not be as harmful to human health as previously thought, even if industrially produced, and may even be beneficial if they occur ... read more

CPAP Therapy Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Adults With Sleep Apnea

Sep. 22, 2015 — Depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — In a landmark study, researchers examined pancreatic islet cells from 99 human organ donors and identified a new molecular pathway that manages the amount of insulin produced by the pancreatic cells ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — A new pathway that triggers regeneration of beta cells in the pancreas, a key development that may aid in the development of diabetes treatments, has been discovered by ... read more

Study Highlights Possible Knowledge Gap Over Effects of Some Diabetes Drugs

Sep. 18, 2015 — A gap in scientific knowledge about a family of drugs that are used to treat Type 2 diabetes has been highlighted in a new ... read more

High Protein Diets, from Both Animal and Plant Sources, Improve Blood Sugar Control in Diabetic Patients

Sep. 18, 2015 — High protein diets improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes without any adverse effects on kidney function, new research ... read more

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Long Naps Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Sep. 18, 2015 — Daytime sleepiness and taking long naps during the day are both associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research ... read more

Smoking Linked With Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 18, 2015 — Current smokers and people regularly exposed to second-hand smoke have a significantly increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared with people who have never smoked, according to a new study. The ... read more

Blood Tests Reveal Early Signs of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Obese African-American Teens

Sep. 17, 2015 — Obese African-American teens, particularly girls, may have immune system changes that can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Taking steps to control ... read more

Novel Mechanism of Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 17, 2015 — Insensitivity to insulin, also called insulin resistance, is associated with type 2 diabetes and affects several cell types and organs in the body. Now, scientists have discovered a mechanism that ... read more

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