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May 2, 2013 (Newswise) — In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of too-low vitamin D levels, and urging high doses of supplements to protect against everything from hypertension to hardening of the arteries to diabetes.
But new research from Johns Hopkins finds tha
April 23, 2013 (Penn Medicine) — PHILADELPHIA — Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, reinforces the involvement of dopamine deficits in increasing obesity-related behaviors such as binge eating, and demonstrates that DBS can reverse this response via activation of t
April 2, 2013 (Wellcome Trust) — A widely prescribed type 2 diabetes drug slows down the ageing process by mimicking the effects of dieting, according to a study published this week using worms to investigate how the drug works.
Following a calorie-restricted diet has been shown to improve health in later life and extend lifespan in several animals, from the simple worm to rhesus monkeys. The type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to have similar effects in anima
March 28, 2013 (The University of Queensland Australia) — Traditional Chinese medicine could be a key weapon in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, a joint international study has found.
Researchers, including The University of Queensland's Dr Sanjoy Paul and Peking University's Professor Lilong Ji from Beijing, have found that conventional drugs were significantly more effective when used alongside traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The study involved a contr
March 19, 2013 (Newswise) — New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that a diabetes prevention program led by community health workers is effective at reducing blood glucose and potentially reducing diabetes over the long term.
This is the largest program to successfully replicate the results achieved by the Diabetes Prevent