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Mouse model confirms how type 2 diabetes develops

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new mouse model that answers the question of what actually happens in the body when...

Will green tea help you lose weight?

Evidence has shown that green tea extract may be an effective herbal remedy useful for weight control and helping to regulate glucose in type...

Higher mercury levels in humans associated with increased risk for diabetes

A new study found that higher levels of mercury exposure in young adults increased their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by...

Lift weights to lower blood sugar

Researchers in the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan have challenged a long-held belief that whitening of skeletal muscle in diabetes is...

Vitamin D-fortified yogurt drink may lower risk of heart disease in...

Daily intake of vitamin D-fortified doogh (Persian yogurt drink) improved inflammatory markers in type 2 diabetics and extra calcium conferred additional anti-inflammatory benefits, according...

Risk of diabetes in Latinos reduced in study

An inexpensive, culturally sensitive diabetes prevention program created by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reduced pre-diabetes indicators in a Latino population at risk for developing diabetes. Results...

Scientists find a new way insulin-producing cells die

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, U.S.A. (Feb. 25, 2011) -- The death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is a core defect in diabetes. Scientists in Italy and Texas now have discovered a new way that these cells die -- by toxic imbalance of a mol...

Convenient blood test not as effective for diagnosing diabetes in children

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes ...

Early signs of heart disease in preadolescent children with type 1...

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Patients with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Medical College of Wisc...

MicroRNAs could increase the risk of amputation in diabetics

New research has found one of the smallest entities in the human genome, micro-RNA, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have poor blood flow. The study by Dr Andrea Caporali and colleagues in Professor Costanza Eman...

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