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Long And Short Sleep Durations are Associated with Increased Risk for Diabetes

According to a research abstract, both long and short sleepers are at greater risk for diabetes.

More Ontario Children are Getting Diagnosed with Diabetes

Ontario children are more likely to get diagnosed with diabetes than their American counterparts.

Stopping Diabetes Damage with Vitamin C

Researchers have found a way to stop the damage caused by Type 1 diabetes with the combination of insulin and a common vitamin found in most medicine cabinets.

Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Teens’ Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Diabetes

In teenagers, laparoscopic gastric banding surgery for treatment of extreme obesity can significantly improve and even reverse the metabolic syndrome.

Nicotine Induces Prediabetes, Likely Contributes to High Prevalence of Heart Disease in Smokers

Researchers have discovered a reason why smoking greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Nicotine promotes insulin resistance, also called prediabetes, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Sleep Apnea Occurring During Rem Sleep is Significantly Associated with Type 2 Diabetes

A study reports that there is a statistically significant relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) episodes occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and type 2 diabetes.

Aerobically Unfit Young Adults on Road to Diabetes in Middle Age

Young adults (18 to 30 years old) with low aerobic fitness levels - as measured by a treadmill test - are two to three times more likely to develop diabetes in 20 years than those who are fit.

Hispanic Children in US at Greater Risk for Obesity than Other Ethnic/Racial Groups

The prevalence of overweight in the US population is among the highest in Mexican-American children and adolescents. Culturally appropriate nutritional intervention needed, according to nutrition experts.

Study Gets Obese Mice Moving and Cures Their Diabetes

Blood sugar control in those animals can be completely restored by returning leptin sensitivity to a single class of neurons in the brain.

Scientists Create Pig Stem Cells

Scientists have managed to induce cells from pigs to transform into pluripotent stem cells - cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any type of cell in the body.

Overweight Male Teens With Normal Blood Pressures Showing Signs of Heart Damage

Even while their blood pressures are still normal, overweight male teens may have elevated levels of a hormone known to increase pressures as well as early signs of heart damage.

Vibration Plate Machines May Aid Weight Loss and Trim Abdominal Fat

Vibration plate exercise machines may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat between the organs.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help Prevent Stroke Recurrence

People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after a stroke may be less likely to have another stroke later.

Carbon Monoxide Reverses Diabetic Gastric Problem in Study

Researchers have shown that very low doses of inhaled carbon monoxide in diabetic mice reverses the condition known as gastroparesis or delayed stomach emptying, a common and painful complication for many diabetic patients.

Leptin Receptor Deficiency, Weight Gain, Glucose Control… and a Cure For Diabetes?

When leptin sensitivity is restored to a tiny area of POMC neurons in the brain's hypothalamus, the test group deficient in the leptin receptor are cured of severe diabetes - and also spontaneously double their activity levels.

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