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  • Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, diabetes, NAFLD

    11/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/17/14 | University of Michigan
    Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.
  • Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

    11/02/2014 7:47:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 October 2014 | James Gallagher
    People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows. A team at King's College London and the Natural History Museum found only 5% of adults had gum disease in the Roman, and certainly pre-toothbrush, era. Modern day smoking and type 2 diabetes are blamed for a figure of nearly one in three today. But ancient Britain was certainly not a golden age of gleaming gnashers. The smiles of our ancestors were littered with infections, abscesses and tooth decay, the study showed... The research group analysed 303 skulls from a burial ground...
  • New diabetes breakthrough 'bigger than the discovery of insulin'

    10/11/2014 9:18:54 AM PDT · by null and void · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    There's no known cure for Type 1 diabetes, so for 3 million Americans, an insulin pump or regular insulin injections form an imperfect and temporary solution. And it's one that doesn't always keep some of the disease's worst outcomes, including blindness and limb amputation, at bay. When those cells were transferred to diabetic mice, they behaved as healthy cells do and regulated blood sugar. "We can cure their diabetes right away—in less than 10 days," researcher Doug Melton tells NPR. ...while scientists have been able to achieve a similar end with insulin-producing cells sourced from cadavers, they've struggled with how...
  • Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force

    10/07/2014 11:42:58 AM PDT · by knak · 48 replies
    philly.com ^ | 10/7/14
    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended. "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier and exercising more often, can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The best way to do that is to participate in a program that supports these behaviors. That's why we're recommending that people who are at increased risk be screened," Dr. Michael Pignone, a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,...
  • Attacking Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

    10/06/2014 8:40:27 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 26 replies
    Rutgers Today ^ | 10/05/14 | Rob Forman
    According to Jin, a major cause of insulin resistance is the accumulation of excess fat in the cells of the liver, as well as in muscle tissue. The fat disrupts the process where, ordinarily, insulin would cause body tissues to correctly absorb glucose – blood sugar – and use it as a fuel. With nowhere else to go, much of the excess glucose remains in the bloodstream, where in high concentrations it can damage tissues throughout the body – potentially leading to blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular diseases and other severe health problems. “Our goal in this study was to find...
  • Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    09/17/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments. The researchers and outside experts said more study is needed, while industry groups called the research limited and said other evidence shows sweeteners are safe and useful for weight control. The study from researchers in Israel was released Wednesday by the journal Nature. The work suggests the sweeteners...
  • What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk

    09/09/2014 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 09/02/14 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research report in September 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes. This study compared genetically identical twins-one heavier and one leaner-and found that after eating a fast-food meal, the circulating metabolites, including those related to Type 2 diabetes, were found in both individuals at the same levels. These findings suggest that the onset of this type of diabetes is largely influenced by genetic factors and/or the composition of gut...
  • Sugar substance 'kills' good HDL cholesterol, new study finds

    09/03/2014 12:09:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01 SEP 2014 | Provided by University of Warwick (UK)
    Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance. The substance, methylglyoxal - MG, was found to damage 'good' HDL cholesterol, which removes excess levels of bad cholesterol from the body. Low levels of HDL, High Density Lipoprotein, are closely linked to heart disease, with increased levels of MG being common in the elderly and those with diabetes or kidney problems. Supported by funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in Nutrition and Diabetes, the researchers discovered that MG destabilises HDL and causes it to lose the properties which...
  • Possible Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Announced

    08/31/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Daily Call ^ | August 30. 2014 | Jennifer Runyon
    I know this is a loaded and extremely controversial topic but there’s been a big break in the diabetes world. I thought it needed to be shared because no matter how you feel, it’s a big deal! ViaCyte Inc. has been given FDA approval to begin clinical trials on beta cell encapsulation. You may be wondering why this is a big deal. You see, in Type 1 diabetes the body’s own immune system attacks beta cells found in the pancreas. These beta cells produce insulin and the attack makes them unable to do that. Because the body can no longer...
  • Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Share Underlying Mechanism

    08/20/2014 8:42:35 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    BioscienceTechnology.com ^ | 08/20/14 | University of Manchester
    Work by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Auckland suggest that both major forms of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, are the result of the same mechanism. The findings, published in the FASEB Journal, provide compelling evidence that juvenile-onset or type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are both caused by the formation of toxic clumps of a hormone called amylin. The results, based on 20 years’ work in New Zealand, suggest that type 1 and type 2 diabetes could both be slowed down and potentially reversed by medicines that stop amylin forming these toxic clumps.
  • Boston Researchers Train Bees To Detect Diabetes

    08/16/2014 7:30:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Dr. Mallika Marshall
    “Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in the U.S. but worldwide,” says Dr. Allison Goldfine, a diabetes specialist at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She is helping foreign graduate students Tobias Horstmann and Juliet Phillips with their research project. They’re trying to use bees to sniff out diabetes. In collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, they are using a device to house the bees and observe the bees’ reaction. If a patient breathes into the device and acetone is detected, the bees stick out their tongues in response.
  • Please Pray for my friend

    08/11/2014 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Kidlett CLR · 37 replies
    My friend Roy is in a very tight spot. She has diabetes and got a really bad infection in her left leg, she has been seeing he dr. regularly to try and fix it with meds but it's getting worse. Today she got on and I asked how she was. She told me that her dr. wants her in the hospital but sadly there was no room in the hospital where she is. She will be going to the hospital in 2 days when a room is open and saved for her. Please pray for a safe recovery of what...
  • Influential D.C. Drummer Woody Woodson Wants a New Leg for a Chance to Play Again

    08/02/2014 7:20:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Washin ^ | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 | Mark Segraves
    A native Washingtonian who played drums for some of the greatest singers in history needs a prosthetic leg to play the way he used to play. Woody Woodson lives in the same Northeast home he’s been in for more than 50 years, most of which he spent playing for artists like the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Supremes and Steve Wonder. He spent years on the road with Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. One of the biggest hits he collaborated on was the Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing.” Grammy-winning musician Steve Jordan, who plays for Eric Clapton and...
  • Miss Idaho Shows Off a Gorgeous Picture of ... Her Insulin Pump

    07/19/2014 6:29:34 AM PDT · by shove_it · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Lilit Marcus
    Miss Idaho, aka Sierra Anne Sandison, could certainly be posting pictures of crowns and diamonds all over her Twitter page. But the beauty queen is choosing to show off another accessory — her insulin pump. Sandison, a 20-year-old diabetic, was crowned Miss Idaho last Saturday and has talked openly about how she felt when she got diagnosed with type one adult-onset diabetes in 2012. She tweeted a picture of herself lying on her bed, wearing her Miss Idaho sash and crown, a Wonder Woman sweatshirt, and an insulin pump. She tagged the photo #showmeyourpump and encouraged friends and followers...
  • Study: Single injection of protein could reverse symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

    07/17/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2014 | FoxNews
    When mice with the human equivalent of Type 2 diabetes were injected with the protein FGF1, their blood sugar levels returned to normal over two days. Just one injection of the protein both regulated these levels and even helped reverse insulin insensitivity – the underlying cause of diabetes. Published in the journal Nature, the research on FGF1 could revolutionize diabetes treatment. In addition to being effective against diabetes, the protein has several advantages over current diabetes drugs. It does not result in dangerous side effects seen with other diabetes drugs, such as heart problems, weight gain, or hypoglycemia. Additionally, FGF1...
  • Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

    07/07/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 2013 December 05 | Sci-News
    Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans. PAR2 is also increased on the surfaces of human immune cells by common fatty acids in the diet. When obese rats on a diet high in sugar and fat were given a new oral drug that binds to PAR2, the inflammation-causing properties of this protein were blocked, as were other effects of the high-fat and high-sugar diet, including obesity itself. "This important new finding links obesity and...
  • Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

    06/24/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are triggered by a lack of oxygen in adipose cells, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. An excess of fatty acids causes an increase in oxygen consumption, which outstrips the supply, triggering hypoxia, the study found. This leads to inflammation in the adipose cells, which in turn leads to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. And that's the short version. The full chain of events is even more complicated. The study, performed in mice, points to possible therapies in people, said researchers led by Dr. Jerrold...
  • Did Our Cat Detect Hypoglycemia In My Sleeping Wife?

    06/19/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 51 replies
    who knows what evil? | June 19, 2014 | who knows what evil?
    As readers of the garden thread already know; I grow loads of vegetables to supplement my wife's diet in order to manage her diabetic condition. My wife is under tremendous stress due to a dispute with neighbors here in Red Hampshire. This has been a contributing factor in the deterioration of her pancreas, and she is now on insulin. The other night, my wife was awakened by one of our Siamese rescue cats sniffing and poking around her face. This is a rescue cat that is considered 'her' cat. He waits at the door for her to come home from...
  • Progress made on a ‘bionic pancreas’ for diabetics

    06/16/2014 2:25:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2014 9:22 PM EDT | Marilynn Marchione
    Scientists have made big progress on a “bionic pancreas” to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and automatically giving insulin or a sugar-boosting drug as needed, doctors said Sunday. The device improved blood-sugar control more than standard monitors and insulin pumps did when tested for five days on 20 adults and 32 teens. Unlike other artificial pancreases in development that just correct high blood sugar, this one also can fix too-low sugar, mimicking what a natural pancreas does. …
  • Study: Banning Soda From Food Stamp Purchases Could Curb Obesity and Diabetes Rates

    06/10/2014 12:04:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    A new study by researchers at Stanford University is suggesting that making soda and other sugary drinks ineligible for purchase with SNAP funds could result in nearly a quarter million fewer diabetes cases in adults, and over 140,000 fewer obese children.
  • Rescue Cat Watches Over Diabetic Girl

    05/06/2014 1:55:14 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 40 replies
    HaloPets.com ^ | Caroline Golon
    When the Jansa Family adopted a small rescue cat, Pretty Pippa, from the RSPCA in Kent, UK, they never dreamed the kitty would save the life of the family’s 8-year-old daughter, Mia – over and over again. Mia has type-one diabetes, which requires her to constantly monitor her blood sugar levels. Incredibly, the little black and white rescue cat has a special ability: Pippa can detect when Mia’s blood sugar drops and the girl goes into a hypoglycemic episode. According to the RSPCA, Pippa first demonstrated her gift when she woke Mia up in the middle of night as she...
  • Glycemic Control For Fun And Litigation

    05/09/2014 9:04:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/9/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The latest bad news concerns one more of the ill-fated thiazolidinediones (TZDs). This class of drugs was introduced in the late 1990s, and includes Avandia, Actos, and Rezulin. TZDs are PPAR-gamma agonists, meaning that they activate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, especially the “gamma” receptor. Such activation affects certain metabolic processes, and among other things, insulin resistance is reduced. Rezulin—notoriously fast-tracked by FDA—was withdrawn from the market in 2000, in the wake of scores of liver failures and deaths. Pfizer, the manufacturer, was on the hook for upwards of $750 million in damages. At the time, Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of FDA’s...
  • Say 'No' to Bad Science

    05/06/2014 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The headline looks like a hoax-- saturated fat does not cause heart disease -- but it's real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines; it's a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy. Animal fat, we were instructed, was the chief culprit in causing obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Throughout my adult life, I have conscientiously followed the guidelines dispensed by the health arbiters of our age. Trusting utterly in the scientific research of...
  • Diabetes can cause your brain to SHRINK and age it by two years every decade, researchers warn

    04/30/2014 11:26:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    Type 2 diabetes could cause the brain to age by up to two years every decade a person has the disease, researchers have claimed. It is the first time diabetes has been linked to a change in the size of the brain. The study also found that, contrary to common clinical belief, diabetes may not be directly associated with small vessel ischemic disease, where the brain does not receive enough oxygenated blood. 'We found that patients having more severe diabetes had less brain tissue, suggesting brain atrophy,' said lead author R. Nick Bryan, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at the...
  • Low-carb ketogenic diet takes on low-fat diet for diabetes: Undisputed winner

    04/24/2014 4:28:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 23, 2014 | Samantha Chang
    Low-carb, high-fat diets outperformed low-fat diets for managing and even reversing type 2 diabetes, Diabetes.co.uk reported. According to an eight-year study conducted by the Second University of Naples, men and women who followed the low-carb, higher-fat Mediterranean diet were able to come off their diabetes drugs and reverse their diabetes symptoms more readily than people who followed a low-fat diet.In the study, two groups of diabetic men and women were instructed to either follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb, high-fat Mediterranean diet that was comprised of at least 30% fat.The results showed that the higher-fat, low-carb dieters were able...
  • Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

    04/24/2014 3:40:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    HealthDay News via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 16, 2014 | Serena Gordon
    The rates of five serious complications from diabetes -- heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death -- have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows. Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 percent in people with diabetes. Stroke rates have dropped by more than 50 percent, as have lower extremity amputations. Deaths from high blood sugar crises have fallen nearly 65 percent, and the risk of end-stage kidney disease is down 28 percent, according to the study. The biggest declines in diabetes-related complications have occurred for heart attack and stroke, especially among people aged 75...
  • Glycemic Control For Fun And Profit

    04/23/2014 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States–8.3% of the population–have diabetes (90-95% are type 2). This includes 18.8 million who are diagnosed and 7 million who are “undiagnosed.” And, if that weren’t bad enough, the ADA estimates that there are also 79 million so-called “prediabetics” in this country. Much more statistical information–and some elucidation of the dubious methodology behind it is available here. Why dubious? At best, these widely touted statistics are pedal to the metal extrapolations from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, which examines “a nationally representative sample of...
  • Indian scientist develops potential non-insulin diabetes drug

    04/03/2014 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | 04/02/14 | The Financial Express (doesn't say)
    "We find that there is a peptide hormone in the gut called GLP1 that increases the secretion of insulin only when the blood glucose is high. This effectively eliminates the risk of hypoglycemic shock. Another advantage is that GLP1 administration has been found to stimulate weight-loss. The hormone offers the promise of revolutionising the treatment of Type II diabetes and reduce obesity," he said.
  • Sugars found in tequila may protect against obesity, diabetes

    03/18/2014 7:18:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2014
    Tequila shots may do more than lighten the mood at a party; the drink may be beneficial for your health as well. According to researchers from Mexico, natural sugars derived from the agave plant, called agavins, greatly protected a group of mice against diet-induced obesity and type 2 diabetes, MedPage Today reported. […] Because agavins act as dietary fibers and do not raise blood sugar, the researchers believe the ingredient could be used as an alternative sweetening agent. …
  • Gestational diabetes may raise risk for future heart disease

    03/16/2014 12:21:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Science Recorder ^ | March 14, 2014 | James Fluere
    History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Future Risk of Atherosclerosis in Mid‐life: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study Gestational diabetes can be controlled with meal planning, activity and occasionally insulin or other types of medications. Science Recorder | James Fluere | Friday, March 14, 2014 According to a statement from the American Heart Association, gestational diabetes — a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels that is first recognized during pregnancy — may increase risk for heart disease in midlife. Fortunately, the condition can be controlled with meal planning, activity and occasionally insulin or other types of...
  • Chocolate and red wine can help stave off diabetes (Antioxidants regulate blood glucose)

    01/20/2014 7:50:22 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20 January 2014 | Jenny Hope
    It sounds like the ingredient list for an indulgent dessert. But red wine, chocolate and strawberries are more than a guilty pleasure. They could all help guard against diabetes. A study found for the first time the high content of flavonoids found in berry fruits may regulate blood glucose levels, and stave off type 2 diabetes. Flavonoids are antioxidant compounds found in plants, as well as tea, red wine and chocolate, which can protect against a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and dementia. The study found the main protective effect came from higher intakes of...
  • Chinese Herbal Medicines Help Control Diabetes, Study

    01/18/2014 11:00:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    University Herald ^ | jan 18, 2014 | Stephen Adkins,
    Traditional Chinese herbal medicines have been found to effectively slow the progression from prediabetes to diabetes diagnosis in a clinical trial. Yuan said that traditional Chinese herbs can be used to control blood sugar levels, either by consuming alone or in combination with other treatments. The study will be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).
  • Gene clue to Latin American risk for diabetes

    12/25/2013 6:05:05 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 20 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | 12-2513 | Anon.
    Paris — Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a variant of a gene to explain why Latin Americans are at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, and pointed to a possible DNA legacy from the Neanderthals. The variant lies on a gene called SLC16A11, which plays a part in breaking down fatty molecules called lipids, they said in the journal Nature. A research consortium called SIGMA -- for the Slim Initiative in Genomic Medicine for the Americans -- sought to understand why Type 2 diabetes in Mexicans and other Latin American populations is roughly twice as great as among...
  • Three April FDA clearances for smartphone-enabled diabetes devices

    12/12/2013 10:36:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    mobihealthnews.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | By: Brian Dolan
    Last month the US Food and Drug Administration gave three medical devices 510(k) Class II clearances that aim to help people with diabetes better manage their condition via glucose meters that connect to apps on smartphones and tablet devices.Palo Alto, California-based Glooko received its second 510(k) clearance for glucose monitoring logbook app and cable that connects various off-the-shelf meters to iPhones. The newly cleared app now includes the option for users to set goals to motivate healthy lifestyle choices. The five goals that can be added are limited to: Test blood glucose regularly; sync meter more often; keep readings within...
  • Could Alzheimer’s be Type 2 diabetes? Scientists claim extra insulin produced by those…

    12/01/2013 8:34:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 17:36 EST, 1 December 2013 | Lizzie Edmonds and Sophie Borland
    Alzheimer’s and diabetes may be the same disease, scientists claim. They have uncovered evidence that the debilitating form of dementia may be late stages of type 2 diabetes. The discovery would explain why nearly three quarters of patients with this form of diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer’s. Researchers from Albany University, New York State, believe the excess insulin they produce gets into the brain and disrupts key chemicals. Eventually masses of amyloid proteins—which poison brain cells—are created because of the excess which leads to Alzheimers, they say. …
  • Woman Says She Called 911 for an Ambulance for Her Fiancé, Cops Came and Shot Him Instead

    10/17/2013 8:14:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 46 replies
    Reason.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Jack Lamar Roberson was shot and killed by police in his home on Friday afternoon in Waycross, Georgia. According to local TV station First Coast News, his fiancée Alcia Herron called 911 for an ambulance after becoming worried about diabetes medication Roberson had taken. Cops claim Roberson was brandishing two weapons (not identified by police, though the mayor said he was told it was a knife) and came toward them “aggressively armed”. Police also say they were informed Roberson had attempted to commit suicide and was being combative while on their way to his residence. His mother and his fiancée...
  • Garcia supports US testing of Cuban diabetes drug [Pro-Obama Clown LITERALLY bringing commiecare]

    10/09/2013 3:47:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10/8/13 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    Miami Congressman Joe Garcia is supporting the efforts of a Cuban research institute that wants to test and market a diabetes treatment in the U.S. The drug is intended to help people who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers, and, if successful, could help the estimated 70,000 Americans who undergo an amputation due to diabetes complications each year, Garcia said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday.
  • Gene 'Cousin Luke' Petit passes away (professional wrestler)

    09/30/2013 1:21:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    PWInsider ^ | September 29, 2013 | Mike Johnson
    Gene Petit, who was best known nationally in the WWF as Cousin Luke of Hillbilly Jim's clan of wrestling relatives from Mud Lick, Kentucky, passed away this morning... Petit worked regularly until 2000, when back issues forced him out of the ring. He was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which he had been battling for years, leading him to drop way down from his recognizable weight. He had also battled diabetes and in recent years, was in a long-term health care facility...
  • Skin drug shows 'promising' results on type 1 diabetes

    09/22/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | BBC
    A drug that was used to treat a skin disorder has shown signs of being able to treat aspects of type 1 diabetes. A small trial on US patients suggests that alefacept helps the body produce its own insulin, which is key for people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Is sugar a toxin? Experts debate the role of fructose in our obesity epidemic

    09/10/2013 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.columbian.com ^ | Monday, September 9, 2013 | By Tamar Haspel
    American eaters love a good villain. Diets that focus on one clear bad guy have gotten traction even as the bad guy has changed: fat, carbohydrates, animal products, cooked food, gluten. And now Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco, is adding sugar to the list. His book "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease" makes the case that sugar is almost single-handedly responsible for Americans' excess weight and the illnesses that go with it. "Sugar is the biggest perpetrator of our current health crisis," says Lustig, blaming it...
  • Researchers Link Obesity and the Body's Production of Fructose

    09/11/2013 3:10:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Sep. 10, 2013 | NA
    Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine reported today that the cause of obesity and insulin resistance may be tied to the fructose your body makes in addition to the fructose you eat. In recent years the role of added sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup and table sugar (sucrose), has taken center stage as risk factors for obesity and insulin resistance. Numerous studies suggest that the risk from added sugars may be due to the fructose content. But in the study published in the Sept. 10 edition of Nature Communications, the team led by researchers at...
  • Toxic Sugar: Fantastic Video on the Obesity Epidemic!

    08/26/2013 6:20:13 PM PDT · by Signalman · 39 replies
    dietdoctor.com ^ | 8/22/2013 | Diet Doctor
    Is sugar toxic and the cause of the obesity epidemic? Here’s a great new video called Toxic Sugar. It’s a recent segment from the major Australian science program Catalyst, on ABC. It’s arguably the best 18-minute introduction ever made on the true causes of the obesity epidemic. The program features the #1 enemy of the sugar industry: professor Robert Lustig. Also appearing: science writer Gary Taubes and obesity expert professor Michael Crowley. See it and then tell your friends. This needs to be seen by a lot of people
  • To Ward Off Diabetes, Eat Whole Fruit, Shun Fruit Juice

    09/06/2013 1:21:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 5, 2013 | Amanda Fiegl
    Blueberries, grapes, and apples offer the strongest health benefits.Science is finding more health benefits from blueberries—but raising more concerns about fruit juice. According to a new study by Harvard University researchers, eating whole fruits helps ward off diabetes, while drinking juice can actually raise the risk of developing the disease.In a study published in the British Medical Journal, nutrition experts report that consumption of certain fruits—especially blueberries—cut people’s risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 26 percent in a survey of more than 180,000 subjects over two and a half decades.Study participants were asked about their consumption of...
  • Key Protein Accelerates Diabetes in Two Ways

    08/28/2013 1:27:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Aug. 25, 2013 | NA
    The same protein tells beta cells in the pancreas to stop making insulin and then to self-destruct as diabetes worsens, according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study published online today in the journal Nature Medicine. Specifically, the research revealed that a protein called TXNIP controls the ability of beta cells to make insulin, the hormone that regulates blood-sugar levels. "We spent years confirming that TXNIP drives beta-cell death in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes," said Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center and senior author of the paper. "We were astounded to...
  • Endocannabinoids trigger inflammation that leads to diabetes

    08/21/2013 5:39:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Institutes of Health ^ | August 19, 2013 | NA
    NIH scientists identify possible treatment target for type 2 diabetesResearchers at the National Institutes of Health have clarified in rodent and test tube experiments the role that inflammation plays in type 2 diabetes, and revealed a possible molecular target for treating the disease. The researchers say some natural messenger chemicals in the body are involved in an inflammatory chain that can kill cells in the pancreas, which produces insulin. A report of the finding appears online in Nature Medicine.“This study is a significant milestone in an ongoing exploration of the endocannabinoid system’s role in the metabolic complications of obesity,” says...
  • Studies Link Plastic Food Packaging To Diabetes, Obesity Risks In Kids

    08/19/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 19, 2013
    Because there are apparently not enough studies to convince the Food and Drug Administration that controversial chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) should not be used in just about every form of food packaging, yet another study has been published linking BPA to childhood obesity. Meanwhile, a separate study released today showed a possible connection between a widely used plasticizer and diabetes. Both studies are to be published in the September 2013 edition of the journal Pediatrics and are currently available for free online. The first study [PDF] investigated the relationship between levels of BPA in urine and subjects’ body mass index (BMI),...
  • Gastric bypass makes gut burn sugar faster

    07/28/2013 11:38:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Nature News ^ | 25 July 2013 | Heidi Ledford
    Diabetic rats control blood glucose better after weight-loss surgery. A procedure increasingly used to treat obesity by reducing the size of the stomach also reprogrammes the intestines, making them burn sugar faster, a study in diabetic and obese rats has shown. If the results, published today in Science1, hold true in humans, they could explain how gastric bypass surgery improves sugar control in people with diabetes. They could also lead to less invasive ways to produce the same effects. “This opens up the idea that we could take the most effective therapy we have for obesity and diabetes and come...
  • Interspecies Transplant Paves the Way for Diabetes Therapy

    07/20/2013 1:38:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Voice of America ^ | July 20, 2013 | Jessica Berman
    Researchers have come closer to the “Holy Grail” of treatment for people with type 1 diabetes. They have successfully transplanted insulin-producing islet cells from one species into another without the use of immunity-suppressing drugs. In the future this could provide an unlimited supply of tissue to treat people whose bodies cannot produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that delivers glucose - a form of sugar that the body uses for fuel - to cells for energy. Since the immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes attack and destroy the islet cells that produce insulin, many...
  • What and when babies first eat may affect diabetes risk

    07/13/2013 7:05:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Science News ^ | July 11, 2013 | Nathan Seppa
    Children predisposed to type 1 diabetes are better off waiting until 4 months of age to consume solid foods Infants at risk of type 1 diabetes who receive their first solid foods between ages 4 months and 6 months appear less likely to develop the condition than others given solid food before or after that time window, a new study finds. Type 1 diabetes, which can strike children at any age, occurs when an aberrant immune reaction kills cells in the pancreas, requiring a person to take insulin shots. Two studies in 2003 found an association between early first foods...
  • Death Of A Drug Class Shows Difficulty Of Using Gene Data To Design Drugs [ Worse under obamacare]

    07/10/2013 6:19:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/10/13
    This morning, Roche announced that it was stopping all clinical trials of an experimental diabetes drug called aleglitazar because it was not preventing heart attacks and strokes as the company expected, but was causing side effects that reportedly included heart failure, kidney problems, and an increase in fractures....