Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sleep Disruption Linked to Diabetes, Aging in Mice

Sleep, or the lack of it, seems to affect just about every aspect of human physiology. Yet, the molecular pathways through which sleep deprivation...

Traditional Chinese Medicines Stall Progression of Diabetes

Traditional Chinese herbal medicines hold promise for slowing the progression from prediabetes to an official diabetes diagnosis, according to new research accepted for publication...

Time to Break the Beta Blocker Habit?

First developed in the 1950s, beta blockers have been a mainstay in medicine for decades, used to treat everything from heart disease to stage...

Fruit Consumption, Not Juice, Shown to Reduce Type-2 Diabetes

Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Blueberries cut the risk of developing Type-2...

Getting Enough Sleep Could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Men who lose sleep during the work week may be able to lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by getting more hours...

Reversing Insulin Resistance to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

While Regaining Control of Metabolism to Curb Carbohydrate Cravings, Control Weight A recent article in the New York Times reveals that 800,000 New Yorkers – more than...

Cucurbita Pumpkin Rejuvenates ßeta Cells, Restores Insulin Production

An extract derived from pumpkin (Cucurbita ficifolia) may improve blood glucose levels in diabetics and exert antioxidant effects, according to a new study. If...

Baldness Linked To Increased Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease

Male pattern baldness is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, but only if it's on the top/crown of the head, rather than at the front, finds an analysis of published evidence in the online journal BMJ Open. A receding hairline is not linked to an increased risk, the analysis indicates.

Our Internal Clocks Can Become Ticking Time Bombs For Diabetes And...

If you're pulling and all-nighter to finish a term paper, a new parent up all night with a fussy baby, or simply can't sleep like you once could, then you may be snoozing on good health. That's because new research published in The FASEB Journal used mice to show that proper sleep patterns are critical for healthy metabolic function, and even mild impairment in our circadian rhythms can lead to serious health consequences, including diabetes and obesity.

A Ton Of Bitter Melon Produces Sweet Results For Diabetes

Scientists have uncovered the therapeutic properties of bitter melon, a vegetable and traditional Chinese medicine, that make it a powerful treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Teams from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica pulped roughly a tonne of fresh bitter melon and extracted four very promising bioactive components.

Don’t Forget To Screen For Diabetes In CAD Patients, Says European...

While it is well recognized that patients with diabetes are at risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), on World Diabetes Day, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) highlights the fact that patients with CAD are also at great risk of developing diabetes mellitus (DM).

Metformin Offers Cardio Benefits Over Sulfonylureas In Diabetes, Study Suggests

A Vanderbilt study examining the impact of the two most commonly prescribed oral diabetes medications on the risk for heart attack, stroke and death has found the drug metformin has benefits over sulfonylurea drugs. It was important to examine the cardiovascular impact of the more commonly used diabetes drugs after recent controversy surrounded another diabetes medication, rosiglitazone, because it was associated with an increased cardiac risk, said lead author, Christianne L. Roumie, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Smaller studies pointed to a potential advantage of taking the drug metformin but this study confirms this in a large population.