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More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred by their family doctor (GP) to a diabetes prevention program delivered by the commercial weight management provider, Weight Watchers, finds research.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:04 pm
A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:03 pm
Scientists have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and diabetes. Specifically, the team used neutron crystallography to study the location of hydrogen atoms in aspartate aminotransferase, or AAT, an enzyme vital to the metabolism of certain amino acids.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:44 pm
A history of gestational diabetes was associated with a modest higher long-term risk of cardiovascular disease in women in a new study, although the absolute rate of cardiovascular disease was low in the study's younger group of predominantly white women and adhering to a healthy lifestyle over time appeared to help mitigate the risk, according to a new article.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:21 pm
Scientific research has led to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 1:14 pm
In oxygen-compromising conditions like diabetes, the body grows new blood vessels to help, but the result is often leaky, dysfunctional vessels that make bad matters worse. Now scientists have identified a new target for reducing that dysfunctional blood vessel development in the eye in a common condition called diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.
Posted: October 10, 2017, 2:56 pm
Scientists have discovered that the onset of type 1 diabetes is preceded by modification of MAIT lymphocytes. These cells -- associated with mucosae and able to recognize elements of the microbiota -- could therefore serve as new biomarkers for early detection and prevention of the illness.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 4:34 pm
There has been a fear that the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, would increase the risk of autoimmune diseases other than narcolepsy. However, a new study of children from Sweden and Finland shows that the vaccine increased neither the risk of developing autoantibodies against insulin-producing beta cells nor the occurrence of type 1 diabetes.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 1:29 pm
Bariatric surgery lowers the risk of cancer for severely obese patients. The risks drop most for postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer and colon cancer.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 8:11 pm
New discoveries about the mechanism responsible for heat generation in the body related to fat tissue oppose classical views in the field and could lead to new ways to fight metabolic disorders associated with obesity, according to a study.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 4:11 pm
Medical researchers have made a technological advancement toward accelerating the discovery of drug targets for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 3:11 pm
New research uses UK Biobank data to reveal -- for the first time -- the direct damage that carrying extra weight has on the heart's weight and size, and implicates a range of other modifiable risk factors including high blood pressure.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 5:32 pm
A new study reveals a novel gene involved in maintaining body weight.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 2:14 pm
Scientists have discovered new insights into a molecule that is part of the body's tissue repair system, in a finding that could help treat non-healing wounds and injuries, such as diabetic foot.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 2:14 pm
Researchers have developed a membrane with which individual islets of Langerhans – insulin-producing cell clusters – can be encapsulated. The idea behind the system is that these islets could eventually be safely transplanted to cure type 1 diabetes patients.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 1:53 pm
A small clinical trial in the Netherlands found that a fecal transplant from a lean donor can temporarily improve insulin resistance in obese men -- but only half of the recipients responded. Upon further investigation, the researchers discovered that they could predict the success of the treatment by analyzing each patient's fecal gut-bacterial makeup. This understanding could help shape the development of personalized fecal transplant for diabetes.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 4:54 pm
Insulinomas contain novel molecular pathways and reveal the map to regenerate insulin-producing cells, report investigators.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 1:39 pm
Users of statins, widely prescribed for prevention of cardiac disease, have a 27% lower risk of contracting a Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) bloodstream infection outside of a hospital, according to a new study. Researchers report that statin use, especially among elderly patients with preexisting chronic conditions such as diabetes, kidney, or liver disease, may be protective against this serious bloodstream infection.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 8:11 pm
Ground-breaking research has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 1:22 pm
Biological clocks are ticking everywhere throughout our body, and a 'master clock' in the brain synchronizes all the subsidiary ones in various organs. Medical researchers have now found that such a circadian clock is at work in our muscles. Their research shows that perturbations of this machinery might be important for type 2 diabetes development.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:48 pm
Researchers have tested a genetically-modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil, the major vegetable cooking oil used in the United States, with popularity on the increase worldwide. The study also compares the GM soybean oil to coconut and olive oils.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:48 pm
Researchers have created a computer model that can predict how glucose-responsive insulin will affect patients' blood sugar based on chemical traits such as how quickly it becomes activated in the presence of glucose. This could help scientists design insulin that lingers in a patient's bloodstream and becomes active only when needed, such as right after a meal.
Posted: September 26, 2017, 3:59 pm
Taking diabetes medicine reduces the risk of getting Parkinson´s disease, new research demonstrates. Researchers have discovered that medical treatment against diabetes reduces the risk of getting Parkinson´s disease by 35 per cent.
Posted: September 25, 2017, 3:16 pm
A system called "Beta-bow", which allows the history of beta-cells to be traced by genetic bar-coding and multicolor imaging, has been developed by researchers.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:14 pm
Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has remained cloaked, until now. In a new paper, researchers identified exosomes -- extremely small vesicles or sacs secreted from most cell types -- as the missing link.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:11 pm
In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have some features resembling alpha cells.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:17 pm
An unexpected natural protective factor has been found against chronic inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:17 pm
People with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to a new study.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:08 pm
Diabetes is characterized by a deficiency of insulin. The opposite is the case in congenital hyperinsulinism: patients produce the hormone in excessive quantities. This leads to chronic hypoglycemia. The disorder can lead to serious brain damage and even death in the worst cases.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:07 pm
Researchers have discovered that the fat-metabolism in the cells takes place simultaneously with a detoxification of the harmful substances from the blood sugar, which can avert the damage that can in turn lead to age-related diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's and cancer. This indicates that we have a detoxification system which we were not previously aware of.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 6:41 pm
Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 6:41 pm
Sodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults says new research.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 1:06 am
A pioneering method has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 7:24 pm
Thirty percent of type 2 diabetic patients don't begin insulin when it's initially recommended, with the average start time being two years later.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 7:23 pm
Scientists have examined how differences in body composition may be a possible explanation for why consumption of some dairy products may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes or cardiometabolic disorders.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 11:31 pm
Artificial sweeteners can change the body's response to glucose when consumed in large amounts, and could add to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says new research.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 11:31 pm
Infection with H1N1 influenza (also called swine flu) may put individuals, particularly children, at greater risk of subsequent type 1 diabetes, suggests new research.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 11:31 pm
Sotagliflozin helps control glucose and reduces the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, research indicates. Sotagliflozin has shown promise in improving glucose control without any increase in severe hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis compared to insulin alone.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 11:26 pm
Researchers report the development of a novel antibody detection technology that holds promise for improving the accuracy of diagnostic tests for type 1 diabetes in young children and making population-wide screening practical.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 12:44 pm
People with type 2 diabetes can reverse the condition through a low calorie diet.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 12:44 pm
A research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent type 2 diabetes.
Posted: September 12, 2017, 8:10 pm
A new study has uncovered how inflammation contributes to a key feature of diabetes, the body's inability to metabolize glucose, a condition known as insulin resistance.
Posted: September 12, 2017, 5:48 pm
Body fat distribution in the trunk is more important than body weight when it comes to cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a new study.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 3:25 am
Immunosuppressive regulatory T-cells play an important role in the functioning of adipose tissue.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 12:55 am
Substances in coffee have been identified that could help quash the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But few of these have been tested in animals. Now, scientists report that one of these previously untested compounds appears to improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice. The finding could spur the development of new drugs to treat or even prevent the disease.
Posted: September 6, 2017, 2:37 pm
Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats, new research shows.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 5:45 pm
Researchers have developed new methods to track cells in mice which could help to reduce animal experiments.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 4:35 pm
In a large analysis of genetic data, a team has first looked into what causes type 2 diabetes (T2D) and second clarified how T2D and coronary heart disease (CHD) -- the two diseases that are the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, are linked.
Posted: September 4, 2017, 4:04 pm
Researchers have clarified doubts over the physical activity recommended during pregnancy. Their work highlights how exercise should be taken not only by healthy, previously active women, but that it is also a good time to adopt a healthy lifestyle. There are clear advantages for both the mother and baby.
Posted: September 4, 2017, 1:36 pm
Research has demonstrated the potential of a protein to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 7:12 pm
Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. This research adds further support for the consistent use of continuous positive airway pressure, a machine that increases air pressure in the throat to keep the airway open during sleep.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 2:14 pm
A guardian gene that protects against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its pancreas-shielding effects by altering the gut microbiota. Experiments in mice born with the protective gene show that exposure to antibiotics during critical windows of development fuels risk for type 1 diabetes and leads to loss of genetic protection by altering the gut microbiota. Scientists say the findings underscore the importance of avoiding antibiotic use during late pregnancy and early infancy.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 7:55 pm
A new review looks at the potential of fetal membranes, which make up the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus during pregnancy, for regenerative medicine.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 2:36 pm
Researchers believe they now have a considerable amount of evidence, much of it new, that in contrast to the current strategies for attacking type 2 diabetes, the recognition that it involves dormant microbes, chronic inflammatory processes and coagulopathies, offer new opportunities for treatment.
Posted: August 29, 2017, 1:10 pm
A study in Japanese patients with diabetic retinopathy has questioned the benefit of treat-to-target intensive versus standard statin therapy.
Posted: August 29, 2017, 1:10 pm
Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is the best method of treating artherosclerotic coronary arteries in diabetes patients with multivessel disease, even in the presence of type 1 diabetes, a new study reports, clearing up a question in the current recommendation.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 4:32 pm
What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off. But here's the thing: Researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. Insulin is the hormone that manages glucose, the blood sugar that reaches unhealthy levels in diabetes.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 2:27 pm
Marriage is a vital factor affecting the survival of patients who have had a heart attack, as well as the survival of patients with the most important risk factors.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 1:38 pm
With the use of implanted cardiac monitors researchers found a substantial incidence (nearly 30 percent) of previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) after 18 months in patients at high risk of both AF and stroke, according to a new study.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 2:17 pm
By fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than one-third of American adults are considered to be obese, which dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, and multiple inflammatory conditions.
Posted: August 25, 2017, 2:24 pm

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