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New review highlights principles of nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders

Silver Spring, MD -- Thanks to screening of newborns and newly developed therapies, the population of patients with inherited metabolic disorders has ...

New insights in function of fatty acids in metabolism of endothelial cells

​ Blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) plays an important role in several diseases such as cancer and macular degeneration. Understanding the process of ...

Penn Vet Research Confirms a More Accurate Method for Blood Glucose Testing

For diabetics, a quick prick of the finger can give information about their blood glucose levels, guiding them in whether to have a snack or inject a dose of insulin. Point-of-care glucose meters, or glucometers, are also used in the veterinary world to monitor cats and dogs with diabetes or pets hospitalized for other reasons. In both cases, the device’s readout can literally be a matter of life and death. ... Full story

Regular soda, please: Hormone that differentiates sugar, diet sweeteners could exist in humans

ANN ARBOR—We've all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of fat-free, low-calorie cookies and we're stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later. ... Full story

Are Offspring of Obese Moms Pre-Programmed for Obesity and Metabolic Disease?

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Offer Clues to Mechanism by Which Obesity and Diabetes are Passed to Next Generation ... Full story

Mean light timing may influence body mass index and body fat

DARIEN, IL – A new study suggests that the timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index (BMI) and body fat. ... Full story

Low glycemic index diet reduces symptoms of autism in mice

Salk researchers find diet recommended for diabetics ameliorated signs of autism in mice ... Full story

Scientists find cellular mechanism for how the body regulates glucose transport

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have gleaned a key cellular mechanism of how the body adjusts glucose levels, an important process that when abnormal can promote diabetes, cancer, and rare genetic diseases. ... Full story

All sugars are not equally desirable, new study finds

Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose ... Full story

Two compounds target the gut to lower blood sugar

(Toronto ) – Researchers at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have discovered metformin, (the most widely prescribed type 2 diabetic medication), and resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, trigger novel signaling pathways in the small intestine to lower blood sugar. ... Full story

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