Insulin Resistance

Air Pollution Increases Diabetes Risk, Says New Study

Pollution and Diabetes

According to researchers, people who are exposed to greater levels of air pollution where they live have a greater risk of developing diabetes, as well as several other health conditions.

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Sleep Timing Affects Metabolic Health and BMI in Women

Sleep Timing, Diet, Weight, BMI and Metabolism

A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women.

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Walnuts Improve Cholesterol Levels, Insulin-Resistant Women Helped Most

Walnuts Lower Cholesterol

Researchers report that a meal plan rich in walnuts, which are high in polyunsaturated fats, has a significant impact on lipid levels for women, especially those who are insulin-resistant.

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New Therapy to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Using Ceramidase Found

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UT Southwestern researchers showed that introducing an enzyme called ceramidase returned insulin sensitivity to normal, paving the way for a possible therapy for type 2 diabetes.

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Found: Link Between Insulin Resistance and Behavioral Disorders

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People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons for this aren’t well understood, but Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have discovered one potential explanation. [Read more…]