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Breastfeeding may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

The report, newly published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that the link may be to do with certain biological effects of breastfeeding....

Some overweight adolescents may be at risk for weak bones

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Overweight adolescents already struggling with risk factors such as insulin resistance may need to add weak bones to their list of health concerns, researchers report. A study of 143 overweight 14-18 year olds showed those wit...

New research suggests that obesity and diabetes are a downside of...

As if the recent prediction that half of all Americans will have diabetes or pre-diabetes by the year 2020 isn't alarming enough, a new genetic discovery published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) provides a disturbing explanation...

La Jolla Institute-led team illuminates cell pathway key to insulin resistance...

SAN DIEGO -- (February 24, 2011) -- A research team, led by La Jolla Institute scientist Joel Linden, Ph.D., has shed new light on the problem of insulin resistance, and identified the key participants in a molecular pathway that holds therapeu...

Losing body fat before pregnancy can be beneficial for the baby

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 2, 2011) -- Obesity among women of childbearing age is increasing worldwide. Because babies of obese mothers are themselves predisposed to obesity, society can reasonably expect the epidemic of obese and overweight people to cont...

Researchers discover root cause of blood vessel damage in diabetes

A key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Blood vessel problems are a common diabetes complication. Many...

Grape ingredient resveratrol increases beneficial fat hormone

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 7, 2011) -- Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and other positive properties. In a study published this week, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio describe a novel way in which resveratrol ...

Study on effects of resveratrol and quercetin on inflammation and insulin...

A study was carried out to examine the extent to which quercetin and trans-resveratrol (RSV) prevented inflammation or insulin resistance in primary cultures of human adipocytes treated with tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) -- an inflammatory cy...

BUSM researchers uncover cellular mechanism responsible for chronic inflammation, Type 2...

(Boston) -- Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have demonstrated that certain T cells require input from monocytes in order to maintain their pro-inflammatory response in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study also s...

Scientists discover molecular ‘switch’ that contributes to cellular aging process

Boston, MA -- A team of Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) scientists report finding a molecular "switch" that can "turn off" some cellular processes that are protective against aging and metabolic diseases. While more research is needed, the f...

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