glucose metabolism

Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

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Caffeine contributes to development, poor control of diabetes?


April 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has suggested that caffeine disrupts glucose metabolism and may contribute to the development and poor control of type 2 diabetes, which is a major public health ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet a sound recipe for healthy living


March 8th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Apart from preventing metabolic syndrome, Mediterranean diet also has positive effects on individual risk factors such as waist size, HDL cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels, blood pressure levels and ... Read more...

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Missing sugar molecule ‘increases diabetes risk’


February 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists say that an evolutionary gene mutation that occurred in human millions of years ago and our subsequent inability to produce a specific kind of sugar molecule appears ... Read more...

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Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest ... Read more...

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Fructose does not increase food intake or impact weight: Extensive study


February 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Fructose does not increase food intake or impact body weight or blood triglycerides in overweight or obese individuals, according to a new comprehensive review.The review examined data regarding ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties


November 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties, new findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties too


November 11th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): New findings have revealed that serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties.The findings by the researchers ... Read more...

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Imbalanced diet, inadequate exercise may cause asthma in kids


September 17th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Challenging the widespread assumption that obesity itself is a risk factor for asthma, a new study has revealed that even children of a healthy weight who have an ... Read more...

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Change in lifestyle necessary to stop diabetes-related cognitive disorders


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.23 (ANI): Glucose regulation plays a central role in cognitive function and aging and poor glucose control is likely to interact with coexisting disorders, such as dementia or cerebral infarcts, ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to schizophrenia


June 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Glitches in insulin function-characteristic in diabetes and obesity - could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, according to researchers.Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular ... Read more...

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Reducing intake of niacin can prevent obesity


May 21st, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists in China have suggested that reducing the intake of niacin, also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid, can prevent obesity.Dietary factors have long been known to ... Read more...

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Coffee ‘cuts advanced prostate cancer risk’


December 8th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Researchers have associated coffee consumption with reduced risk of advanced prostate cancer.The finding has been presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research ... Read more...

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Anticipation of sweets ’causes muscles to start taking up more blood sugar’


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Even the anticipation of bingeing on donuts, ice cream and chocolate truffle can cause your muscles to start taking up more blood sugar, scientists have said.According to researchers, ... Read more...

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Molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease found


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a molecular trigger that may explain how dietary restriction and high-caloric diet produce protective effects against aging and disease.Lead ... Read more...

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Lap band surgery improves health of morbidly obese kids


November 4th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Lap band surgery has been found effective in improving the health of morbidly obese adolescents, say researchers.The study found that Lap band surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding ... Read more...

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Red grape molecule shows promise in treating diabetes


October 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Resveratrol, a molecule found in red grapes, has been shown to improve diabetes when delivered orally to rodents, but it is only now that scientists have discovered how ... Read more...

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Common food additive may one day help control diabetes, hypertension


July 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A food additive commonly used in margarine, mayonnaise, chocolates and baked goods might one day help control diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease risk, say researchers.Scientists at Washington University ... Read more...

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Citrus fruits check obesity, diabetes


July 16th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that citrus fruits can prevent weight gain and help control Type-2 diabetes and increased risk of heart disease. A flavonoid called naringenin found in citrus ... Read more...

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Memory test, PET scans can help predict Alzheimer’s risk


July 14th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new study suggests that cognitive tests and brain scans can help detect the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.The researchers found that participants with mild cognitive impairment, who ... Read more...

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Grapefruit derivative ‘prevents obesity’


July 14th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new study on mice, conducted by University of Western Ontario researchers, has shown that grapefruit contains a substance that's a natural fat fighter.Derived from citrus fruit, ... Read more...

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New wonder pill ‘could reduce weight by 25pct in a week’


July 14th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have created an anti-obesity pill that could dramatically reduce weight in a week.Tests on mice have shown that the drug could decrease body weight ... Read more...

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‘Jumping gene’ found to diminish activity of diabetes risk gene in mice


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Scientists at the German Institute of Human Nutrition have announced the identification of a new gene that is associated with diabetes, and of a mechanism that makes obese ... Read more...

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Why alcoholics often turn violent


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): People always turn aggressive or violent when they are drunk. Now, a new study from Finland sheds light on why this happens.Researchers have revealed low glycogen level - ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new glucose-regulating protein linked with diabetes


May 29th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that a specialized protein in human muscles is linked with the process that clears glucose out of the bloodstream.The finding by researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Big waistline could surprisingly be a lifeline for heart disease sufferers


May 19th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Despite being a leading contributor to heart disease, obesity appears to play a protective role in a range of cardiovascular problems, says a new study.Researchers found that obese ... Read more...

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‘Good’ energy burning fat exists in adults too


April 9th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): American scientists have shown that adults too have a type of "good" fat that is generally thought to be present only in babies and children.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Schizophrenics face increased risk of type-2 diabetes


March 31st, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Are people with schizophrenia at an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes? It would seem so, according to the results of a new study. Of the 50 people ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia linked to diabetes


March 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Medical College of Georgia researchers have found a link between schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes.In a study of 50 people newly-diagnosed with schizophrenia or a related psychotic disorder ... Read more...

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Low-carb diet burns more excess liver fat


January 21st, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) A low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than a low-calorie diet, according to a clinical study. These findings could open the way for treating obesity and related ... Read more...

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Scientists link blood sugar to normal cognitive aging


December 30th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has suggested that maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an ... Read more...

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Lining small intestines portion treats obesity, normalises glucose metabolism in rats


November 25th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Experiments on an animal model of obesity-induced diabetes have shown that lining the upper portion of the small intestine with an impermeable sleeve can help lose weight ... Read more...

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Mental exercise can help protect against Alzheimers impact


October 21st, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Individuals having a sound educational background and those associated with mentally demanding occupations are less vulnerable to memory loss prior to developing Alzheimer''s disease, says a new ... Read more...

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Surgical weight loss does not eliminate sleep apnea


August 15th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Weight loss by surgery might not really help those with obstructive sleep apnea that merrily continues in moderate or severe forms even a year later, according to a ... Read more...

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Protein protects liver against excess bile


August 2nd, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a protein that controls genes maintaining proper level of bile in the liver. The protein, called FOXA2, is likely to become the focus for new ... Read more...

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