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Research identifies protein that promotes the breakdown of fat, potentially leading to new diabetes treatments

DALLAS - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within ...

Recommended blood pressure targets for diabetes are being challenged

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended target blood pressure for patients with diabetes. This may lead ...

Can protein plus exercise improve type 2 diabetes?

Exercise has been shown to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes. But the benefits of exercise vary greatly between people, meaning some benefit more than others. Now, researchers from Massey University’s School of Sport and Exercise believe they may have discovered why. ... Full story

Texting 1 Million People in India Improves Diabetes Prevention

First effort to use mobile phones to change diabetes risk behaviors across vast, diverse country ... Full story

Study reveals how our genes can alter action of the most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug

Researchers in an international study have uncovered new genetic evidence of how the benefits of the world's most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug may vary between individuals. ... Full story

Sugar addiction: Discovery of a brain sugar switch

Neuherberg. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers around the world had assumed that this was a purely passive process. An international team led by diabetes expert Matthias Tschöp reported in the journal ‘Cell’ that transportation of sugar into the brain is regulated by so-called glia cells that react to hormones such as insulin or leptin; previously it was thought that this was only possible for neurons. ... Full story

Diabetics should put paleo on pause, expert warns

People with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, a University of Melbourne researcher says ... Full story

Can diabetes be treated by blocking beta cells’ destruction?

Sharon Parmet A unique approach to treating type 1 diabetes that protects insulin-producing cells from attack by the body’s immune system will be tested at the ... Full story

Gene Variant Explains Differences in Diabetes Drug Response

International Precision Medicine Study Advances Understanding of the Biology of Metformin ... Full story

Expert comment on study shedding light on link between cholesterol and diabetes

The slight increase in risk of developing type 2 diabetes while on statins could be the result of lowered cholesterol rather than as a direct ... Full story

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