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2 new diabetes pills up pancreatic cancer risk threefold
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Two new drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could significantly increase the risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic and thyroid cancer, a new study has warned. Researchers from the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at UCLA examined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's database for adverse events reported between 2004 and 2009 among patients ...
2 new diabetes pills up pancreatic cancer risk threefold
Scientists reduce life-threatening side effects of diabetes drugs
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Prototype drugs having powerful anti-diabetic effects, and yet apparently free - at least in mice - of dangerous side effects plaguing some current diabetes medications have been created. One of the drug prototypes proved capable of reducing disease symptoms in diabetes-prone mice without triggering weight gain or fluid retention, potential side effects of current drugs such ...
Scientists reduce life-threatening side effects of diabetes drugs
'Dose' of excess weight increases risk of diabete
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new University of Michigan Health System study has revealed that the "dose" of obesity-how much excess weight a person has, and for how long- is an important risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. "Our study finds that the relationship between weight and type 2 diabetes is similar to the relationship between smoking and the ...
'Dose' of excess weight increases risk of diabete
New compound to treat diabetes better with limited side effects created
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Scientists have created a new class of anti-diabetic compound that is expected to better the treatment procedure for diabetes with minimal adverse side effects. The joint study, by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Harvard University's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, suggested that this new compound known as SR1664 could open up a new dimension in the ...
New compound to treat diabetes better with limited side effects created
Inflammation is beneficial, not detrimental for diabetics as believed
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Inflammation, which is widely viewed as contributor to type 2 diabetes, is actually crucial for maintaining good blood sugar levels, a new study has suggested. "This finding is completely contrary to the general dogma in the diabetes field that low-grade inflammation in obesity causes insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes," says lead author of the study ...
Inflammation is beneficial, not detrimental for diabetics as believed
Physical inactivity impairs glucose levels leading to diabetes
Posted On: Aug. 25, 2011
Washington, August 24 (ANI): With the increased number of people being diagnosed with diabetes, researchers have focused on discovering why the prevalence of the disease is increasing. John Thyfault, an assistant professor in MU's departments of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and Internal Medicine, had found that ceasing regular physical activity impairs glycemic control (control of blood sugar levels), suggesting that ...
Physical inactivity impairs glucose levels leading to diabetes
New target against type 2 diabetes and prediabetes identified
Posted On: Aug. 24, 2011
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a new drug target for treatment of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. In their study, they have shown that an enzyme, Sirt3, found in the mitochondria - the power producers of cells that convert energy into usable forms - of cells is decreased in the skeletal muscle of ...
New target against type 2 diabetes and prediabetes identified
Combination of diabetes drugs with exercise shows less benefit
Posted On: Aug. 22, 2011
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): It is believed that exercise has great benefits for people with type 2 diabetes. But when a University of Alberta researcher looked at the dual impacts of exercise and metformin - two of the most commonly prescribed modalities for glucose control -the outcome was less beneficial. "The study had three objectives: we wanted to look at ...
Combination of diabetes drugs with exercise shows less benefit
Newly-identified protein may hold the key to treat obesity, diabetes
Posted On: Aug. 16, 2011
Washington, August 10 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher has identified a protein that could come of great help to diabetics and the obese by helping them keep their appetite and blood sugar in check. Suraj Unniappan, associate professor in York's Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Engineering at York University, is delving into the metabolic effects of a protein called ...
Newly-identified protein may hold the key to treat obesity, diabetes
Having bacon and sausages daily dramatically ups type 2 diabetes risk
Posted On: Aug. 16, 2011
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Eating red meat, particularly processed meat such as hot dogs, sausages or bacon significantly increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new research has found. The study also shows that replacing red meat with healthier proteins, such as low-fat dairy, nuts, or whole grains, can significantly lower the risk. Study leader An Pan, research ...
Having bacon and sausages daily dramatically ups type 2 diabetes risk
Now, a 'sausage skin' to tackle most common form of diabetes!
Posted On: Aug. 8, 2011
London, August 7 (ANI): Scientists have developed a sleeve implant that looks like a "giant sausage skin" to beat diabetes. The 2ft-long device, developed as an incision-less alternative to a type of weight-loss surgery known as a duodenal switch, can reverse the disease within weeks, reports the Daily Mail. The duodenum is the name for the first 10 to 12in ...
Now, a 'sausage skin' to tackle most common form of diabetes!
Coming soon: a drug that will tackle both diabetes and heart disease!
Posted On: July 22, 2011
London, July 19 (ANI): A new class of drug is being developed by scientists that fights both heart disease and Type 2 diabetes and has the potential to be more effective than statins. The drugs both raise the level of "good" (HDL) cholesterol and stabilises blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Scientists investigating the effects ...
Coming soon: a drug that will tackle both diabetes and heart disease!
Techniques from weight-loss surgery may transform diabetes therapy
Posted On: July 22, 2011
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Techniques from weight-loss surgery can be used to improve blood glucose levels and correct a major complication in people with diabetes, New York surgeons say. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia may be the first to use sleeve gastrectomy-a surgical technique first developed for weight-loss surgery-in the treatment of gastroparesis, a diabetes-related condition in which the stomach is unable to ...
Techniques from weight-loss surgery may transform diabetes therapy
Stimulating protein that blocks immune attack can prevent type 1diabetes
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 07 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that increasing a specific protein in areas of the pancreas that produce insulin blocks the immune attack that causes type 1 diabetes. The discovery could lead to a drug that prevents the progression of type 1 diabetes in people newly diagnosed who are in the "honeymoon" phase of the disease, when the immune ...
Stimulating protein that blocks immune attack can prevent type 1diabetes
Higher daily dose of aspirin may prevent heart attacks in diabetic people
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 06 (ANI): A study by University of Alberta researcher Scot Simpson has shed light on the use of aspirin as a preventative measure for cardiovascular disease and reoccurrence in patients with diabetes. The study collected data from clinical trials that looked at whether taking aspirin as a course of treatment would prevent a first or recurrent heart attack ...
Higher daily dose of aspirin may prevent heart attacks in diabetic people
'Dentists can identify people with undiagnosed diabetes'
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have found that dental visits can help in identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. "Periodontal disease is an early complication of diabetes, and about 70 percent of U.S. adults see a dentist at least once a year," said Dr. Ira Lamster, dean ...
'Dentists can identify people with undiagnosed diabetes'
'Memories' of adult stem cells may pave way for new diabetes therapy
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University is capitalizing on the 'memories' of stem cells generated from adult cells to bring new hope to sufferers of juvenile or type 1 diabetes. Prof. Shimon Efrat of TAU's Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, said these 'induced pluripotent stem cells', ...
'Memories' of adult stem cells may pave way for new diabetes therapy
New sensor to make painful pin pricks for child diabetics history!
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Melbourne, July 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth is carrying out the world's first trial of an electronic sensor, which could revolutionize how children with type 1 diabetes receive their regular insulin doses. The new device is injected under the skin, to take constant blood sugar readings, thus removing the need for finger prick ...
New sensor to make painful pin pricks for child diabetics history!
Eating nuts daily could help control Type 2 diabetes, prevent complications
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 13 (ANI): New research has found that eating nuts everyday could help control Type 2 diabetes and prevent its complications. Dr. David Jenkins, University of Toronto Department of Nutritional Sciences, St. Michael's Hospital Risk Factor Modification Centre, led the team of researchers. The study reports that consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates proved ...
Eating nuts daily could help control Type 2 diabetes, prevent complications
Scientists hone in on calorie-burning fat to treat obesity, type 2 diabetes
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Scientists including one of Indian-origin have demonstrated a way to burn up unwanted fat in lab mice white fat - a contributor to obesity and type 2 diabetes-and believe that it may lead to treatments for human beings. White fat is used to store calories. However, too much white fat (obesity) increases the risk of type ...
Scientists hone in on calorie-burning fat to treat obesity, type 2 diabetes
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