Medical research

Mimicking calorie restriction to fight obesity, type 2 diabetes

A Yale University-led research team has discovered how reduced expression of a particular gene protects against obesity and type 2 diabetes, possibly prolonging lifespan by mimicking the effects of calorie restriction. The ...

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has hepatic origins

Affecting as many as 650 million people worldwide, obesity has become one of the most serious global health issues. Among its detrimental effects, it increases the risk of developing metabolic conditions, and primarily type ...

Diabetes

Gut bacteria imbalance increases diabetes risk

Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, yet ground-breaking new research by an EU funded European-Chinese team of investigators called MetaHit have ...

Diabetes

Researchers discover new regulator in glucose metabolism

A key genetic switch in the liver regulates glucose metabolism and insulin action in other organs of the body. Researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with colleagues of the Heidelberg University Hospital, ...

Diabetes

Exploring the paradox of metabolically healthy obesity

Australian researchers have defined some key characteristics of the metabolically healthy obese—those obese individuals who remain free from type 2 diabetes and other disorders that usually associate with obesity. Their ...

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