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Existing Hypertension Drug Might Help Prevent Diabetes Type 1

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

In a new research, the scientists have noticed that a frequently used blood pressure drug might help prevent and treat diabetes type 1. Diabetes is of two types: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, which accounts for nearly 5 percent of diabetes cases, there’s a shortage of insulin in the body. Insulin […]

Embracing Vegan Diet Helps Keep Type 2 Diabetes Away

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a major public health concern. It is estimated that 30 million Americans have this condition. Nearly 90 percent of all diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly. As a matter of fact, nearly 80 percent of type 2 diabetes […]

Antagonist Compound Might Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

Monday, December 18th, 2017

In new research, the scientists were able to demonstrate that a well-known stress protein promotes diabetes. Thanks to this finding, in future we might have a new treatment for diabetes. The stress protein in question is FKBP51. Found in muscles, FKBP51 has been linked with anxiety disorders and depression. This protein plays an important role […]

Zapping the Pancreas for Better Diabetes Management

Friday, December 8th, 2017

According to researchers, it might be possible in future to send electric pulses to the pancreas through a medical device for stimulating the production of insulin. The focus is on transmitting short, electrical pulses through acupuncture needles into the pancreas through the cranial nerve. Researchers hope creating such a device might help stimulate production of […]

Diabetes Risk Increases with Increase in Psoriasis Severity

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Psoriasis is linked with type 2 diabetes. However, for the first time a study has shown that the risk of diabetes increases with the severity of psoriasis. A severe medical condition, psoriasis is believed to affect approximately 7.5 million individuals in America. The condition develops because of immune system transmits faulty signals, disrupting normal biology […]

Diabetes Risk Increases With Just 2 Sugary Drinks A Week

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Sugary beverages might seriously affect cardiometabolic health, according to new research in which the researchers evaluated 36 studies that were done in last 10 years. It is estimated that no fewer than 19 million people die because of cardiometabolic disorders every year. Cardiometabolic disorder is a common umbrella term for heart disease and conditions, like […]

Omega-6 Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In the last decade or so, vegetable oils such as sunflower and soybeans have received a lot of flack as several studies have linked their intake with greater risk of chronic illness. However, a new study challenges this claim. According to it, vegetable oils are not only not harmful but also good for health. The […]

Omega-6 Intake Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

A new study has linked omega-6 fatty acids with lower risk of diabetes type 2. In this study, the researchers noted that people who followed a diet rich in omega-6 had significantly lower risk of diabetes, compared to those with low omega-6 intake. The researchers analyzed data of 40,000 adults. They noticed that, compared to […]

Cocoa Compounds Might Help Delay Development of Diabetes Type 2

Friday, September 29th, 2017

According to new research, certain compounds found naturally in cocoa help increase the production of insulin and improve the body’s ability to process blood glucose. Insulin, as you might know, is the hormone which does the key function of managing glucose, too much of which leads to diabetes. The compound in question is epicatechin monomers. […]

Consuming Artificial Sweeteners in High Amounts Linked to Greater Risk of Developing Diabetes

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

According to a new study, the risk of developing diabetes type 2 increases when you consume artificial sweeteners in large quantities. This is not the first study to suggest this. Previous studies too have indicated that when non-caloric artificial sweeteners are consumed in large amounts habitually, the risk of developing diabetes type 2 increases. However, […]

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