A big breakfast could aid weight loss, glucose control

April 3, 2018

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Date of publication: Mar 18

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: You may have heard that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” and a new study helps to support this. It found that eating a big breakfast and reducing lunch and dinner size may be key for people looking to lose weight and improve their blood glucose levels.

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Is this how abdominal fat leads to diabetes?

April 3, 2018

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Date of publication: Mar 18

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In a nutshell: It is known that being overweight or obese leads to poor health, but it may be less known that abdominal fat is the most harmful type. Until now, researchers were unsure of the mechanisms responsible for this — but now, they reveal how an enzyme produced by our liver raises the risk of diabetes.


Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose

February 5, 2018

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Date of publication: Feb 18

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In a nutshell: A new study highlights the importance of oral hygiene for people with type 2 diabetes, after finding that those with the condition may have better blood glucose levels if they look after their teeth.


Targeting vitamin D receptors could prevent type 2 diabetes

October 16, 2017

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Date of publication: October 17

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In a nutshell: Targeting vitamin D receptors in insulin-producing cells could be an effective way to prevent type 2 diabetes.


Omega-6 could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 percent

October 16, 2017

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Date of publication: October 17

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In a nutshell: Eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third.


Coffee compound may prevent type 2 diabetes

September 18, 2017

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Date of publication: Sept 17

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In a nutshell: Researchers have found that cafestol – a bioactive compound present in coffee – increased insulin secretion, reduced fasting glucose levels, and improved insulin sensitivity in mice.


Too much salt could increase diabetes risk

September 18, 2017

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Date of publication: Sept 17

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In a nutshell: Researchers suggest that sodium – which we commonly ingest through salt, or sodium chloride – could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.