Diabetes

How diabetes drives atherosclerosis

DiabetesWashington, March 14: Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have provided the first mechanistic description of how diabetes drives atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries by accelerating inflammation and slowing blood flow.

Scientists once believed that atherosclerosis developed when too much cholesterol clogged arteries with fatty deposits called plaques. When blood vessels became completely blocked, heart attacks and strokes occurred.

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Intestinal dysfunction may be cause of Type 2 diabetes

DiabetesWashington, Mar 6: A new study by a leading expert in the emerging field of diabetes surgery has suggested that Type 2 diabetes may be caused by intestinal dysfunction, and that it may therefore be amenable to surgical treatment.

Dr. Francesco Rubino of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the study’s author, has presented scientific evidence on the mechanisms of diabetes control after surgery.

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Black Tea May Control Diabetes

According to the scientists of Dundee University, diabetes can be controlledBlack Tea by drinking black tea.

The constituents of black act as an insulin substitute to combat type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease.

Diabetes develops when insulin inside the body start falling. In Scotland, more than 190,000 people have diabetes.

In Tayside alone, latest figures show a 90% increase in the incidence of diabetes in the last 9 years.

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Researchers seek explanation for high diabetes rate among Asian Indians

Washington, Mar 2 : The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising throughout the world, but the Asian Indians have the highest prevalence. A new study is looking for an explanation behind this high incidence of diabetes among the group.

An estimated 32 million Asian Indians have been diagnosed with this condition, and some experts expect this number to double over the next 30 years.

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Scientists reveal embryonic origins of diabetes

London, Feb 27: DiabetesResearchers have shown that autoimmune diseases, like Type 1 diabetes, may not stem from defects in the immune system alone, but also could be triggered by certain embryo defects.

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Non-invasive alternative to test blood-sugar level developed

test blood-sugar levelWashington, Feb 24: The daily routine of diabetics to prick the finger to check blood-sugar levels might soon be passé, for a Baylor University researcher has developed an electromagnetic sensor that could provide them a non-invasive alternative to read their blood glucose levels.

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Scientists identify fat-burning gene that worsens diabetes

Scientists identify fat-burning gene that worsens diabetesWashington, Feb 8: In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with researchers from Finland, China, Japan and the US, have identified a 'fat-burning' gene that is responsible for worsening diabetes in people.

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Scientists identify key factor in the cause of metabolic syndrome

Washington, Feb 6 :Scientists identify key factor in the cause of metabolic syndrome Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have made advancement in the fight against metabolic syndrome and its associated atherosclerosis, disorders, by identifying insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor in the cause of the condition.

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Whole grain dietary intake lowers chronic disease risk

Washington, Feb 6: Weight LossResearchers at Penn State University have revealed that diets with high amounts of whole grains may help you loose weight and also lower the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The study was conducted over 50 obese adults with 25 male and 25 female between 20 to 65 years of age, and had metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Diabetes causes difficulty in blood vessels’ relaxation

Diabetes causes difficulty in blood vessels’ relaxationWashington, Feb 1: Diabetes has many negative effects like cardiovascular problems, chronic renal failure, retinal damage (leading to blindness), nerve damage, and microvascular damage. Now, researchers have found that the disease also creates too much competition for an amino acid called L-arginine that helps blood vessels to relax.

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Anti-inflammatory drug may lower type 2 diabetes risk

Anti-inflammatory drug may lower type 2 diabetes riskWashington, Jan 29 : A new study conducted by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has revealed that an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug salsalate, which is similar to aspirin, might prevent type 2 diabetes.

According to the researchers, the drug can fight the disease by lowering blood glucose and reducing inflammation.

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Anti-inflammatory drug may lower type 2 diabetes risk

Type 2 DiabetesWashington, Jan 29: A new study conducted by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has revealed that an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug salsalate, which is similar to aspirin, might prevent type 2 diabetes.

According to the researchers, the drug can fight the disease by lowering blood glucose and reducing inflammation.

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Eliminating caffeine from diet may help control diabetes

Washington, Jan 28: Diabetes CareA new study conducted by researchers at the Duke University Medical Center has suggested that eliminating caffeine from the diet might help in controlling diabetes.

The researchers said that daily consumption of caffeine in coffee, tea or soft drinks raises blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes and might undermine efforts to control their disease.

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Whole grain foods may cut diabetes risk

Whole grain foods may cut diabetes riskWashington, January 23 : An analysis of previously carried out study reviews on the association between whole grain foods and type 2 diabetes risk appears to have backed the theory that such foods may reduce the likelihood of developing the disease, especially in people who consume a diet high in unrefined grains.

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Health loss by type 2 diabetes may be more than double by 2023

DiabetesWashington, Jan 13: Researchers at the University of Queensland's (UQ) School of Population Health have predicted that health loss by type 2 diabetes will be more than double in Australia by 2023, while health loss from most other major causes would fall.

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Human hormone blocker capable of preventing obesity, diabetes

DiabetesWashington, Jan 4: A recent study on mice has revealed that gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) receptor blockade is effective in promoting weight loss, improving insulin resistance and reversing diabetes.

GIP is a peptide hormone that is secreted in response to food. It inhibits the secretion of acids stimulates the releases insulin as part of the digestive process in response to food and plays a key role in metabolising fat.

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Lack of deep sleep increases type 2 diabetes risk

Diabetes DrugWashington, Jan 1: Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Centre have revealed that lack of deep sleep in healthy young adults may reduce their ability to control blood-sugar levels, thus increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The study found that after the lack of three nights of selective slow-wave sleep, young healthy subjects became less sensitive to insulin.

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Yeast derived substance may make for effective oral diabetes medication

DiabetesWashington, Dec 25: Researchers at University of Haifa have discovered a substance derived from yeast, called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), that may develop into an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications.

Diabetes has been recognized as a major global health problem and affects 5-10 pct of the population in developed countries, while has recently been proclaimed as an "epidemic" in developing countries.

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Moderate exercise reduces heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk

Washington, Dec 18: Researchers at Duke University Medical Center has revealed that moderate exercise reduces the rate of metabolic syndrome (MetS) linked to developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

About a quarter of all American adults have MetS, a cluster of risk factors associated with greater likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke that includes large waist circumference, high blood pressure, high levels of triglycerides, low amounts of HDL, or “good” cholesterol, and high blood sugar.

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