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Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 19, 14, 11:05 AM 0 Comment

December 19, 2014 (HealthFinder) - In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type O negative.

However, experts questioned the value of the findings when so many other risk factors for the blood sugar disease can be countered w

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Islet Cell Transplantation Restores Type 1 Diabetics' Blood Sugar Defense Mechanisms

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 19, 14, 11:01 AM 0 Comment

December 19, 2014 (ScienceDaily) - Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online in Diabetes. Severe hypoglycemia -- a life-threatening complication of insulin treatment for T1D -- can

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Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders Linked to Urban Stressors

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 19, 14, 10:58 AM 0 Comment

December 16, 2014 (Healio) - Diabetes and metabolic disorders may be more common among people in developing nations who live in cities vs. those who remain in rural areas because of increased stress affecting hormone levels, according to recent study findings.

"Our findings indicate that people who leave a rural lifestyle for an urban environment are exposed to high levels of stress and tend to have higher levels o

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Fat Cells- May Be Beneficial As Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 19, 14, 10:53 AM 0 Comment

December 19, 2014 (DiabetesHealth) - Brown fat – considered the good fat compared to villainous white fat cells - may make you thinner by not only burning extra calories, but also by using up excess glucose in the blood stream, just as effectively as insulin.

Brown fat, also known a brown adipose tissue, helps regulate body temperature, an action that requires energy, especially during colder weather. The process of generating energy not only uses glucose, but

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Genetic Variations Associated with Traits Underlying Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican-Americans

Posted by dlife on Thu, Dec 18, 14, 08:33 AM 0 Comment

December 18, 2014 (Medical Xpress) — While people of Mexican ancestry are nearly twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as people of European heritage, the majority of research in this area has focused on those of European origin.

In an effort to understand why Mexicans are disproportionately affected by the disease, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center led the largest study to date to examine the underlying causes. The study is published in the Dec. 17 issu

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