- Fasting Diet Regenerates Diabetic Parents
The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers. Restoring the function of the organ – which helps control blood sugar levels – reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments. Experts said the findings were “potentially very exciting” as they could become a new treatment for the disease. Read the full story here: BBC News
- Women with Diabetes Are especially Prone to Developing Heart Disease
Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Read the full story here: The Washington Post
- Gastric Bypass Controls Diabetes Long Term Better than other Methods
People who undergo gastric bypass surgery are more likely to experience a remission of their diabetes than patients who receive a gastric sleeve or intensive management of diet and exercise, according to a new study. Bypass surgery had already shown better results for diabetes than other weight-loss methods in the short term, but the new research followed patients for five years. Read the full story here: Science News
- Air Pollution Linked to Heightened Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Latino Children
Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Scientists tracked children’s health and respective levels of residential air pollution for about 3.5 years before associating chronic unhealthy air exposure to a breakdown in beta cells, special pancreatic cells that secrete insulin and maintain the appropriate sugar level in the bloodstream.. Read full story here: Science Daily.
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