Targeting vitamin D receptors could prevent type 2 diabetes

October 16, 2017

Source: MNT

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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.

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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.


Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

July 24, 2017

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Date of publication: July 17

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In a nutshell: Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years.

 


Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease

July 24, 2017

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Date of publication: July 17

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In a nutshell: A research team from Australia has recently investigated some chemicals commonly found in plastics. They demonstrated a link between higher levels of these chemicals in urine and increases in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in men.

 


Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

June 19, 2017

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Date of publication: June 17

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In a nutshell: Many patients with type 2 diabetes consider finger-prick blood tests key for keeping blood glucose levels under control. But according to a new study, they are unlikely to be beneficial for patients who are not receiving insulin therapy.