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Liver recovery difficult even with improved diet, but faster if sugar intake is low

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Liver damage caused by the typical “Western diet” – one high in fat, sugar and cholesterol that’s common in ...

No more insulin injections?

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment. ...

Advances in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology Will Pave the Way to an Artificial Pancreas

New Rochelle, NY —As the accuracy, reliability, adoption, and successful use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) continue to increase, the ultimate goal of combining CGM with an insulin pump and sophisticated algorithms for automating the control and suspension of insulin infusion—known as the “artificial pancreas”—moves closer to becoming a reality. A detailed look at the development and future promise of CGM in adults and children with diabetes, and at the challenges facing successful commercialization of CGM and artificial pancreas technology is presented in a special issue of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

Enzyme Protects Insulin-Producing Cells against Chronic High Glucose

Miller School researcher Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D., has found that an enzyme called OGT (O-linked GlcNAc transferase) can protect insulin-producing beta cells against the damaging effects of chronic high glucose. The results of his laboratory study were published recently in the journal Cell Reports. ... Full story

Research calls for a stop to 'anti-fat' prejudices

A health expert from Sheffield Hallam University has called for more action to be taken to stop obese people being bullied. ... Full story

Miller School Study Finds Marijuana Users Have Lower Rate of Metabolic Syndrome

Marijuana users have a significantly lower rate of metabolic syndrome than non-users, according to a recent study by researchers at the Miller School of Medicine. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, linked to increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as other health problems. ... Full story

Face cream ingredient found to mimic life-extending effects of a calorie restriction diet

Calorie restriction, a reduction in calorie intake without malnutrition, has been found to slow down the ageing process in several animal models from worms to mammals, and developing drugs that can reproduce this effect, without the side effects, could have widespread human applications. ... Full story

Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life

New research from the University of Otago and Monash University shows that anti-fat prejudice may develop in children as young as 32 months of age and is strongly related to maternal anti-fat attitudes. ... Full story

Blood Sugar Levels in Response to Foods Are Highly Individual

The largest study of its kind supports the need for personalized dietary recommendations ... Full story

Researchers identify liver pathway linked to negative impacts of high-fat, high-cholesterol diet

PFOA Exposure in Utero Linked to Child Adiposity and Faster BMI Gain ... Full story

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