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Diabetes may up Cancer Death

February 14, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A meta-analysis conducted by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identified a positive link between pre-existing diabetes and cancer deaths.

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Pancreatic Cell Transplant Technique for Type 1 Diabetes

February 13, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A milestone in the pursuit for a possible cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells that causes only a minimal immune response in recipients.

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Newer Diabetes Drug may decrease progression of Plaque Build-up

February 12, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Rosiglitazone—a member of the thiazolidinedione class of diabetes drugs—did not meet its primary endpoint for reducing progression of plaque build-up in coronary arteries in a study comparing it with glipizide, according to research presented at the America Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. Results of The APPROACH Trial—Assessment on the Prevention of Progression by Rosiglitazone on Atherosclerosis in Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Cardiovascular History were presented as a late-breaking clinical trial.

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Delaying Diabetes Through Signal Pathway

February 11, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from obesity and lack of exercise as the main factors that pull the trigger on diabetes, researchers from the Institute of Cell Biology of ETH Zurich suggest the possibility that some diabetics may actually have an abnormality in signal pathway and deactivating it may delay the illness for many years.

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Protein as a Cure for Diabetes, Obesity

February 10, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) discovered that a certain protein could trigger weight loss and be a possible instrument for diabetes treatment. In a comprehensive report, Drs. Ming-Jer and Sophia Tsai, professors of molecular and cellular biology at BCM, observed that if mice have only one gene copy for the COUP-TFII (Chicken Ovalbumin Upstream Promoter Transcription Factor II), the animals develop smaller fat cells and increased energy metabolism as well as enhanced response to insulin.

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Big Hips, Less Diabetes Risk

February 9, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pear-shaped women should now stop making a big fuss over their figure since researchers from Harvard Medical School found out that fat bottoms may actually signify good health.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery beneficial for Obese Diabetic Teens

February 8, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study gives good news to extremely obese diabetic teens. According to the report, the operation known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass could result in significant weight loss leading to reduced cardiovascular disease in obese teens with diabetes.

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Diabetes May Slow Mental Function

February 7, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Are you experiencing a slowdown each time you are about to say something? Each time you have to remember a particular incident? Beware, it might be diabetes. In an analysis, adults diagnosed with diabetes have a slowdown in mental processing.

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Bitter Effects of the Sweet Tooth

February 5, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

One of the secrets to longevity is reportedly, dental floss! Flossing one’s teeth lowers the risk for periodontitis or inflammatory diseases of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. This can lead to bone loss around the teeth and subsequent tooth loss. And that’s not all. This brewing inflammation is linked to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death. Hopefully, by reducing one’s risk for periodontal disease through proper oral care, one can also lower risk for cardiovascular complications.

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