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Extended Sleep and Diabetes Risk

Catch Up Sleep Can Reduce Sleep Loss-Associated Diabetes Risk

Recent studies have linked sufficient sleep to a reduced diabetes risk. This may not sound well to most people who do not get enough sleep especially during weekdays. But new studies seem to indicate that catching up some sleep during the weekend may help reduce diabetes risk associated with sleep loss. Researchers from the University of Chicago sleep laboratory found out that lean, healthy young men eating a contr
Diabetes Linked To Bone Health

Diabetes Linked To Bone Health

Diabetes has affected millions of people all over the world and can cause a number of serious health complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and even amputations of lower extremities. But researchers have discovered that diabetes may also be linked to another condition that may also lead to grave complications- bone health. Researchers from the University of Delaware have found out that diabe
Exercise- Mimicking Molecule Key To Future Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Exercise- Mimicking Molecule Key To Future Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK have developed a key molecule that can mimic the effects of exercise in the body. This may prove to be a potential target for developing future treatments of conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. The findings were recently published in the journal Chemistry. Ali Tavassoli, a professor of chemical biology at the University of Southampton , along with
Sugary Drinks Associated With Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Sugary Drinks Associated With Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes has been associated with a number of different factors such as obesity, lack of exercise, smoking and many others. What you choose to drink may also be associated with type 2 diabetes risk. While sugary drinks such as soda and iced tea have long been a known factor for diabetes risk, recent research shows that it may not matter whether you are obese or lean to increase your risk in developing the sa
Diabetes Drug May Reduce Dementia Risk

Diabetes Drug May Reduce Dementia Risk

Numerous studies indicate that diabetes may have an effect on a patient’s mental health. Patients with diabetes are known to have a greater risk of developing dementia in later life than non-diabetics. But researchers are not yet sure how anti-diabetic drugs may affect or influence the increased dementia risk. A current study set out to investigate this issue. The results suggested that people with type 2 dia
Toxins From Bacteria May Cause Type 2 Diabetes

Toxins From Bacteria May Cause Type 2 Diabetes

New research indicates that exposure to toxins from a certain type of bacteria may aid in the development of type 2 diabetes. Scientists from the University of Iowa observed that rabbits exposed to a toxin produced by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria also developed symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes such as impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. Results of the study appeared in the journal mBio.
Increasing Fiber Intake Can Reduce Diabetes Risk

Increasing Fiber Intake Can Reduce Diabetes Risk

Adding fiber into your diet may just help cut the risk of developing diabetes. Researchers in a study suggest that consuming high dietary fiber can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings were recently published in the Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association of the Study of Diabetes. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Cambridge University and
Strong Link Between Statin And Diabetes Found

Strong Link Between Statin And Diabetes Found

A database study involving beneficiaries the military health system highlighted a link between a heart medication and the risk of developing diabetes. Researchers from the VA North Texas Health System and the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas have identified a possible link between taking statins and an increase risk in developing diabetes. The results of the study were reported online in the Journal of Ge
Drug Candidate Able To Regenerate Pancreatic Cells

Drug Candidate Able To Regenerate Pancreatic Cells

A study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has identified a potential drug that is able to drive human insulin-producing beta cells to multiply. This may prove to be a potential treatment for diabetes, a disease characterized by a lack of beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin, the hormone needed to regulate blood glucose levels. The findings are published in the online journal
Study: High-Energy Breakfast, Low-Energy Dinner Effective In Blood Sugar Control

Study: High-Energy Breakfast, Low-Energy Dinner Effective In Blood Sugar Control

Blood sugar level management is important for people with type 2 diabetes. They need to control blood sugar levels to better manage this incurable disease. But it is always easier said than done. Certain factors tend to play out in trying to keep blood sugar to manageable levels. Diet seems to play a big role. But the make-up of a diet that will be able to effectively help control blood sugar is not that definite y