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Pesticide Exposure in Womb Linked to Slow Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes

The study is the first to show that developmental exposure increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.

Study: Technique May Restore Ability to Produce Insulin for Type 1 Diabetics

Study finds that a peptide called caerulein can convert existing cells in the pancreas into those cells destroyed in type 1 diabetes-insulin-producing beta cells.

Type 2 diabetics: Insulin and Other Medications May Do More Harm Than Good

For type 2 diabetics - especially those over age 50 - the negative impact of side effects like weight gain and burdens like frequent insulin shots trumps the benefits of drugs.

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