Health

Everyday mindfulness linked to healthy glucose levels

Dispositional, or "everyday" mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one's present thoughts and feelings. In a new study of 399 people that measured health indicators including dispositional mindfulness and blood ...

Genetics

Newly identified genes influence insulin and glucose regulation

An international research consortium has found 13 new genetic variants that influence blood glucose regulation, insulin resistance, and the function of insulin-secreting beta cells in populations of European descent. Five ...

Medical research

New discovery could lead to improved blood sugar level control

Many diabetes patients do not only have problems with their insulin, but also with the release of the hormone glucagon. Researchers at Uppsala University have now discovered a regulation mechanism which could provide an opportunity ...

Diabetes

MicroRNA-708 overexpression suppresses beta-cell proliferation

(HealthDay)—Researchers have identified a novel mechanism of glucose regulation of β-cell function and growth by repressing stress-induced microRNA-708 (miR-708), according to a study published online Oct. 2 in Diabetes.

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