Excess meat consumption tied to higher risk of liver disease, finds study

People who eat a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have excessive fat in their livers and a higher risk of liver disease than individuals whose main source of protein is vegetables, a Dutch study suggests

Excess meat consumption tied to higher risk of liver disease, finds studyWhile dietary changes are recommended to treat this type of liver disease, research to date hasn’t clearly demonstrated whether these changes can work for prevention. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is usually associated with obesity and certain eating habits. Overweight people who ate the most animal protein were […]

Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulin

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way for diabetics to administer insulin orally, potentially doing away with the need for painful daily needle pokes in the near future

Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulinA research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is […]

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds study

Patients with type 1 diabetes and poor blood sugar control face a higher risk of fragility fracture, any fall from standing height or less that results in a broken bone, than type 1 diabetes patients with good blood sugar control, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds studyPeople with type 1 diabetes are more likely to break a bone when their average blood sugar levels are dangerously high, a large study suggests. Type 1 diabetes was related with increased danger of occurrence of fracture that started in youth and stretched out over the life span. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect […]

Non-obese, lean prone to type-2 diabetes: Study reveals

A recent study, published in a journal -- Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Research & Reviews, has found that non-obese and lean persons may be prone to type-2 diabetes. In India, nearly 20 to 30 percent diabetics are non-obese, and even some are lean

Non-obese, lean prone to type-2 diabetes: Study revealsA recent study has found that non-obese and lean persons may be prone to type-2 diabetes. The study found that while most diabetics in the West are also overweight and obese, in India, nearly 20 to 30 percent diabetics are non-obese, and even some are lean. The results of the study were published in a […]

Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest study

Experts say skipping breakfast occasionally can even raise your risk. It’s commonly said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and new research shows why it’s so important to eat healthy in the morning

Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest studyGerman researchers conducted a review of existing studies and concluded that skipping breakfast, even occasionally,  is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The review looked at data from more than 96,000 people, spanning 6 separate studies. The researchers found that skipping breakfast once a week is associated with a 6% higher […]

Our bodies might cure themselves of diabetes in the future, claim researchers

Researchers have identified cells in the human body that can take over functions of damaged or missing insulin-producing cells, an advance that may lead to new treatments for diabetes

Our bodies might cure themselves of diabetes in the future, claim researchersDiabetes is the inability to produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels, due to damaged or non-existing insulin cells. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements to regulate these levels. In collaboration with other international researchers, researchers at the University of Bergen have, discovered that glucagon-producing cells in the pancreas can change identity and […]

Scientists develop implantable device to treat overactive bladder

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have developed an implantable device that could one day help people with bladder problems, without the need for electronic stimulators or medication

Scientists develop implantable device to treat overactive bladderA beam of light may one day be the solution to an overactive bladder or urinary incontinence. An implant that uses LED lights to stimulate nerves has been found to restore bladder control in rats. People with bladder dysfunction experience frequent and uncontrollable urges to urinate before their bladder is full. The condition is caused […]

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancy

Experts had assumed those heightened risks were explained by kids living longer with the disease, but the new analysis indicates that some other factor associated with onset in early childhood may also be involved, according to the report published in The Lancet

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancyThe earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a study suggests. While having to live longer with high glucose levels probably has an effect, “there is also some evidence that developing diabetes younger is associated with […]

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Prediabetes is a borderline condition in which your blood sugar is consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood tes

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know aboutType 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

Following a keto diet could help make cancer therapy more effective

New cancer-fighting drugs come along pretty regularly, and some show more promise than others, but a new class of treatments is getting a boost in effectiveness from a somewhat unlikely source: a low-carb diet

Following a keto diet could help make cancer therapy more effectiveIn recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target a specific molecular pathway that has been shown to be faulty in many types of cancer. Specifically, these drugs target a cell signalling pathway called phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K), which is activated by insulin. Previous studies have shown that mutations in […]
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