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Researchers get a handle on how to control blood sugar after stroke

July 24, 2019

Hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with…
Diabetes’ sworn enemy could ultimately be a valuable ally

March 19, 2019

When people talk about diabetes, they usually also talk about insulin. Diabetes is a disease that affects millions…
Sugar targets gut microbe linked to lean and healthy people

December 19, 2018

Sugar can silence a key protein required for colonization by a gut bacterium associated with lean and healthy…
Largest ever diabetes genetics study uncovers mechanisms behind type 2 diabetes

October 10, 2018

A study published in the journal Nature Genetics used genetic data from nearly a million people across Europe and North…
Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation

August 20, 2018

Eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve…
Bariatric surgery successes lead to type 2 diabetes treatments

April 25, 2018

Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings…
Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

April 19, 2018

Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without…
Peptide Improves Glucose and Insulin Sensitivity, Lowers Weight in Mice

February 8, 2018

Treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose…
Skipping Breakfast Disrupts “Clock Genes” that Regulate Body Weight and Glucose

December 1, 2017

Irregular eating habits such as skipping breakfast are often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular…
Good glucose control could be bad in type 2 diabetes

November 16, 2017

Looking at routine data from over 300,000 people in the UK, collected between 2004 and 2015, researchers found…
Higher brain glucose levels may mean more severe Alzheimer’s

November 9, 2017

For the first time, scientists have found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose…
Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

October 20, 2017

Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean…
Glucose response holds key to better obesity, diabetes drugs

July 3, 2017

New research into the mysteries of food digestion has pinpointed exactly how an important metabolic hormone is released…
Research Suggests Drinking Water Affects Glucose Regulation

June 30, 2017

If you have Type 2 diabetes, does the amount of water you drink affect the way your body…
Injectable Solution May Provide Weeks of Glucose Control

June 12, 2017

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a technology that might provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes…
Not such a ‘simple’ sugar – glucose may be important in the fight against cancer

May 31, 2017

Glucose – commonly referred to as a ‘simple’ sugar – may be a crucial factor in the fight…
DNA patterns can unlock how glucose metabolism drives cancer, study finds

February 23, 2017

A UCLA-led study of DNA patterns in tumor cells suggests that the abundance of aberrant genetic signatures common…
Sugar Suspect

July 27, 2016

Most pregnant women with well-controlled diabetes give birth to healthy children. But their babies run much higher risks…
Snails select sources of food based on dislike for smells rather than taste

May 10, 2016

Harnessing naturally occurring chemicals could be used as a means to protect crop seedlings being eaten by common…
Xanthohumol in lab tests lowers cholesterol, blood sugar and weight gain

April 19, 2016

A recent study at Oregon State University has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found…
The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Sugars

April 18, 2016

Controversy exists over whether all sweeteners produce the same metabolic effects in consumers despite the sweeteners’ chemical similarities.…
Cancer cells: Living off the fat of the land

April 4, 2016

Cancer cells are defined by their ability for uncontrolled growth, one cell quickly becoming two becoming many. “It’s…
Everyday mindfulness linked to healthy glucose levels

February 24, 2016

Dispositional, or “everyday” mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings. In…
Sweet and sticky: Bacteria use sugars to bind to human cells

December 18, 2015

A team at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has made a scientific discovery that will change the way…
Research yields potential treatment approach for glycogen storage disease

November 19, 2015

Researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) and Duke Medicine have identified a potential treatment strategy…
New Findings on Fat Cell Metabolism Could Lead to New Approaches for Treating Diabetes and Obesity

November 17, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego report new insights into what nutrients fat cells metabolize to…
Cancer cells hijack glucose, alter immune cells

November 6, 2015

When cancer cells compete with immune cells for glucose, the cancer wins. As a result, the immune T…
New study shows artificial pancreas works for length of entire school term

September 19, 2015

Technology assisting people with type 1 diabetes edges closer to perfection. An artificial pancreas given to children and…
Researchers shed light on potential shield from Alzheimer’s

September 13, 2015

Today, more than 5.1 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating type of dementia that plagues memory…
Bacterial boost makes biofuel production more efficient

July 4, 2015

A team of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University have created a process for…
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