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New Oral Diabetes Drugs Shows Added Benefits Over Insulin

New Oral Diabetes Drugs Shows Added Benefits Over Insulin

A recent study indicates that new oral diabetes drugs may provide a number of promising benefits over insulin. Insulin has been the standard treatment for managing blood sugar levels in diabetics. Researchers from Karolinska Institute in Sweden conducted an analysis to determine how newer oral diabetes drugs stand up against the use of insulin with regards to mortality risk, heart disease and severe blood sugar inc
Metformin Linked To Increased Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Risk

Metformin Linked To Increased Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Risk

A recent study has indicated that taking metformin, a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, has been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers from Taiwan conducted a cohort study that involved 9,300 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Taiwan. The researchers followed up on the patients for a period of 12 years. Their findings indicate that the risk of devel
Benefits Of Probiotics On Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms Eyed

Benefits Of Probiotics On Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms Eyed

Probiotics are cultured live bacteria that is known to be beneficial for gut health. Probiotic supplements are now available that contain one or more strains of live bacteria with the purpose of improving or boosting the health of the gut. But recent research indicates that probiotics may also be beneficial for other things, such as lowering cholesterol levels and reducing heart disease risk. Researchers from the
Inactivity Predisposes Even Healthy Weight Adults To Diabetes

Inactivity Predisposes Even Healthy Weight Adults To Diabetes

A recent study indicates that inactivity predisposes adults into developing diabetes, even those who are able to maintain a healthy weight. Researchers from the University of Florida found out that plenty of people who appear healthy or those who belong to the healthy weight range can also suffer from problems relating to their blood sugar levels. According to Arch Mainous III, chair of health services research, ma
Diabetes Drug Eyed As Treatment For Parkinson’s Disease

Diabetes Drug Eyed As Treatment For Parkinson’s Disease

A drug known for treating diabetes has been found to be an effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease. A drug known as MSDC-0160, initially designed for treating diabetes, may be the breakthrough drug for Parkinson’s disease many researchers have been looking for. This is according to the initial findings of researchers from the Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science located
Researchers Discover Potential Target Gene for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers Discover Potential Target Gene for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

UK researchers have discovered a gene that may be involved in the destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic cells that may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. Scientists from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK found out that by blocking a gene called TNFR5 can effectively stop the destruction of cells in the pancreas known to produce insulin. This can lead to a potential target for the treatm
Scientists Discover Possible Treatment Target For Early Stage Type 2 Diabetes  

Scientists Discover Possible Treatment Target For Early Stage Type 2 Diabetes  

Researchers have recently identified a potential treatment target for type 2 diabetes. They discovered that blocking a protein that regulates the genes  associated with fat creation and insulin signaling can help improve insulin responsiveness. Details of the study was published in the  Journal of Clinical Investigation. Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute found that a protein c
Diabetes Reversal Seen In Microorganism Changes In The Gut

Diabetes Reversal Seen In Microorganism Changes In The Gut

Experts have linked the cause of diabetes to a number of different factors. The quest for a cure still seems elusive because researchers have not yet been able to hone in on what may be the main cause of the said disease. But as they discover different things about diabetes, they get to learn more about the disease and hopefully will bring them to finding a cure someday. One of the recent discoveries regarding diab
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Diabetes Treatment Also Able To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen suggest that drugs used to treat diabetes can also be effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease, and vice versa. The study is also the first of its kind to show that Alzheimer’s disease can also lead to diabetes and not just the other way around, as most scientists previously thought. The findings were published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Ass
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Study: Deep Frying Vegetables Can Lower The Risk Of Diabetes

Many have heard about the common advice of eating your vegetables and avoid fried foods in order to stay healthy. But a new study seems to suggest that frying your vegetables may actually be healthy. A study published in the journal Food Chemistry indicates that deep frying vegetables in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) makes them healthier. The study looked into the condition of the vegetables before and after frying