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Cholesterol-Lowering Drug May Reduce Exercise Benefits for Obese Adults, MU Study Finds

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 16, 13, 12:04 PM 0 Comment

May 15, 2013 (University of Missouri) — Statins, the most widely prescribed drugs worldwide, are often suggested to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of medical disorders including excess body fat and/or high levels of blood pressure, blood sugar and/or cholesterol. However, University of Missouri researchers found that simv

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Most-Used Diabetes Drug Works in Different Way than Previously Thought

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:10 PM 0 Comment

January 7, 2013 (Perelman School of Medicine) — A team, led by senior author Morris J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD, the Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor of Medicine, with the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, found that the diabetes drug metformin works in a different way than previously understood. Their research in mice found that metformin suppresses the liver hormone glucagon's

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CHEO RI Study Uses Sophisticated Genetic Engineering to Improve Insulin-Producing Beta Cells

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 7, 2009 (EurekAlert) - One of the biggest mysteries about diabetes is why specialized cells in the pancreas stop secreting insulin, which the body needs in order to store glucose from food. A team from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute has identified a protein that inhibits insulin production in mice - work that offers a new way of understanding, and perhaps of one day treating, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.A study to be published today in the leading i

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Chinese Herbal Medicines for Preventing Diabetes in High Risk People

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 6, 2009 (EurekAlert) - More research is required to establish whether Chinese herbal medicines can reduce the likelihood of developing diabetes, according to Cochrane Researchers. Although herbal medicines are widely used in Asian countries to treat pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance or IGT), the precursor of the disease, researchers say there is still not enough hard scientific evidence to confidently recommend their use."People with impaired glucose tolerance are more likely to develop

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Kidneys From Deceased Donors with Acute Renal Failure Expand Donor Pool

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 1, 2009 (EurekAlert) - Kidneys recovered from deceased donors with acute renal failure (ARF) once deemed unusable for transplant appear to work just as well as kidneys transplanted from deceased donors who do not develop kidney problems prior to organ donation, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.The findings, reported in the October issue of Surgery, suggest the possibility of safely expanding the donor kidney pool by at least 10

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