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Oramed Enrolls First Patient in its Phase IIb Oral Insulin Study

Posted by dlife on Wed, Jul 01, 15, 11:22 AM 0 Comment

July 1, 2015 — Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical Company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that the first patient has been screened in the Company's Phase IIb trial of its oral insulin capsule, ORMD-0801. This U.S. based study will be performed under the active Investigational New Drug (IND) application on file with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Phase IIb study for type 2 diabetes is designed to generate ample data for both safety and efficacy endpoints. The double-blind, randomized study will re

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New Genetic Form of Obesity and Diabetes Discovered

Posted by dlife on Wed, Jul 01, 15, 11:17 AM 0 Comment

July 1, 2015 (EurekAlert) — Scientists have discovered a new inherited form of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans.

A large number of genes are involved in regulating body weight, and there are now over 30 genes known in which people with harmful changes in DNA sequence become extremely overweight. Similarly, there are a number of genes that can, when altered, cause type 2 diabetes. These conditions are inherited through families in exactly the same way as disorders such as cystic fibr

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Neighborhood Environments and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Wed, Jul 01, 15, 11:08 AM 0 Comment

July 1, 2015 (MedicalXPress) — Neighborhood resources to support greater physical activity and, to a lesser extent, healthy diets appear to be associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, although the results vary by the method of measurement used, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an important cause of death and disability worldwide. Prevention of T2DM has focused largely on behavioral modificatio

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Cranberry Juice may Help Protect Against Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk Factors

Posted by dlife on Wed, Jul 01, 15, 10:49 AM 0 Comment

July 1, 2015 (EurekAlert) — A new study (1) reveals that drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases that rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The finding is welcome news considering the World Health Organization estimates the trio of diseases annually claim 15.6 million lives around the globe (2). These illnesses are among the most common and costly health conditions, but fortunately, they a

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U.S. Adults Lack Awareness About Their Prediabetes, Study Finds

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jun 30, 15, 11:21 AM 0 Comment

June 30, 2015 (Reuters Health) - Only about one in eight people with so-called pre-diabetes, often a precursor to full-blown disease, know they have a problem, a U.S. study found.

Lacking awareness, people with the elevated blood sugar levels were also less likely to make lifestyle changes such as getting more exercise or eating less sugary food that might prevent them from ultimately becoming diabetic.

"People with pre-diabetes who lose a modest amount of weight and incre

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