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Obesity and Diabetes: 'Master Switch' Gene Discovered

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[16/05/2011] Researchers have found that a gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels is in fact a 'master regulator' gene, which controls the behavior of other genes found within fat in the body.Obesity and Diabetes: 'Master Switch' Gene Discovered - Read more

Insomnia: Link to High Insulin Resistance in Diabetics

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[04/05/2011] In the largest study of it kind to establish a link between sleep and diabetes, researchers found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease.Insomnia: Link to High Insulin Resistance in Diabetics - Read more

Diabetes mellitus: A disease that makes your skin crawl

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[02/05/2011] Hyperglycemia can lead to severe skin changes, which immediately require treatment. Yet special therapies for diabetes are rare, in many cases dermatologists treat independent of diabetologists. Diabetes mellitus: A disease that makes your skin crawl - Read more

Research: Link Between Brain Molecule, Obesity and Diabetes

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[20/04/2011] The brain’s hypothalamus plays a key role in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Nerve cells in the hypothalamus detect nutrients and hormones circulating in the blood and then coordinate a complex series of behavioural and physiological responses to maintain a balance between calories eaten and calories burned. Obesity and diabetes can result when this regulatory mechanism goes awry.Research: Link Between Brain Molecule, Obesity and Diabetes - Read more

Study: Got a Craving for Fast Food? Skip the Coffee!

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[01/04/2011] Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but washing that meal down with a coffee is even worse, according to a new University of Guelph study.Study: Got a Craving for Fast Food? Skip the Coffee! - Read more

Early Signs: Heart disease in preadolescent children with type 1 diabetes

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[01/04/2011] Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Patients with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Early Signs: Heart disease in preadolescent children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Metabolite Levels: May Be able to Improve Diabetes Risk Prediction

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[21/03/2011] Type 2 diabetes: In a report receiving a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers describes finding that levels of five amino acids not only indicated increased diabetes risk in a general population but also could differentiate, among individuals with traditional risk factors such as obesity, those most likely to actually develop diabetes. Metabolite Levels: May Be able to Improve Diabetes Risk Prediction - Read more

Diseases: Revolutionary Treatments Developed

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[03/03/2011] An international team of leading scientists – including Professor George Dickson from Royal Holloway, University of London – have revealed new gene and stem cell therapies that will revolutionise the treatment of many rare and several common acquired diseases for which no current cure exists. Diseases: Revolutionary Treatments Developed - Read more

Insulin Resistance: Molecular Pathway Holds Therapeutic Promise

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[24/02/2011] A research team has shed new light on the problem of insulin resistance, and identified the key participants in a molecular pathway that holds therapeutic promise for reducing the severity of type 2 diabetes.Insulin Resistance: Molecular Pathway Holds Therapeutic Promise - Read more

Diabetes in Children: Convenient Blood Test Not Effective Enough for Diagnosis

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[23/02/2011] Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes in children. Diabetes in Children: Convenient Blood Test Not Effective Enough for Diagnosis - Read more