Medical research

Mitochondrial function changes as we age

(Phys.org)—A new study finds that age-related onset of type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance may be due to the lowered ability of muscle mitochondria to switch from metabolizing fatty acids to metabolizing glucose ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anti-stress compound reduces obesity and diabetes

For the first time, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich could prove that a stress protein found in muscle has a diabetes promoting effect. This finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment ...

Medical research

Insulin resistance reversed by removal of protein

By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators led by University of California School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of ...

Medical research

Two studies show father's diet can impact on offspring

(MedicalXpress)—Two teams of researchers conducting independent experiments have found evidence that indicates that what a male mouse eats prior to mating with a female mouse can have an impact on the offspring that result. ...

Medical research

Artificial sweeteners linked to abnormal glucose metabolism

Artificial sweeteners, promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes prevention, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease; and they do it in a surprising way: by changing the composition ...

Diabetes

Study suggests gut metagenome link to Type 2 diabetes

(Medical Xpress)—A team made up of researchers from Sweden and Denmark has found evidence of a possible link between gut metagenome and Type 2 diabetes. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes ...

Medical research

Liver fat gets a wake-up call that maintains blood sugar levels

A Penn research team, led by Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, reports in Nature Medicine that mice in ...

Medical research

Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered why diabetic-like symptoms develop in some patients given rapamycin, an immune-suppressant drug that also has shown anti-cancer activity and may even slow ageing.

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