Is this how abdominal fat leads to diabetes?

April 3, 2018

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Mar 18

Publication type: News story

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.

Viagra may benefit heart health for men with type 2 diabetes

December 5, 2016

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Nov 2016

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Diabetes is a known risk factor for poor cardiovascular health; studies have suggested people with the condition are almost 50 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those without diabetes. But for men with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds that the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may lower the risk of heart attack, as well as increase the likelihood of surviving one.


Hydrogen sulphide gas could help protect diabetics from heart complications

September 5, 2016

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: 3 September 2016

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Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from common heart and blood vessel complications. The research could help pave the way to new treatments for some of the most common complications associated with diabetes. Heart problems are a common cause of disability and death in people with diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes patients may be helped by overdose drug

October 7, 2012

Source: Nursing

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Date of publication:  September 2012

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In a nutshell: Type 2 diabetes patients could have their risk of heart disease reduced by a drug used to reverse the effects of a paracetamol overdose, research has suggested. Researchers found that daily doses of N-acetylcysteine brought platelet glutathione to normal levels and cut indicators of clot formation.

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Some important notes: Follow this link to read the research Treweeke et al (2012) N-Acetylcysteine inhibits platelet–monocyte conjugation in patients with type 2 diabetes with depleted intraplatelet glutathione: a randomised controlled trial Diabetologia