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Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link?

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link?

New research has shown that impaired insulin signaling in the brain, often a feature of diabetes, may negatively impact cognition, mood, and metabolism — all of which are common aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study examines the links between Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Although the conditions are seemingly independent of each other, earlier studies have […]

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How can estrogen help control type 2 diabetes?

How can estrogen help control type 2 diabetes?

New research finds that estrogen improves insulin sensitivity and details the mechanism behind this effect. The findings have a “profound impact on our understanding of obesity and diabetes, as well as potential dietary interventions,” say the researchers. The female sex hormone may have significant metabolic benefits. About 84 million people in the United States are […]

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What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

Many people try to keep their diet healthful. However, thanks to marketing techniques or simply public belief, many foods that people regularly eat are actually less healthful than they seem. What is healthful and what is not may not always be clear. Even many of the foods on this list have more healthful versions available. […]

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Reducing diabetes risk with a personalized diet

Reducing diabetes risk with a personalized diet

Keeping blood glucose at a healthy level reduces the risk of developing diabetes. But until now, reducing high glucose levels has focused on limiting carb and calorie intake, rather than on how individuals respond to different foods. How blood sugar levels respond to different foods varies from person to person. The number of people in […]

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What causes cloudy urine?

What causes cloudy urine?

Cloudy urine can be unsettling, especially when a person does not know the cause. Sometimes it can signal an issue with the urinary tract, such as dehydration or a urinary tract infection, or it may point to kidney problems. Each underlying cause of cloudy urine has additional symptoms, which can help a doctor make a […]

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How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?

How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?

An international team of scientists has uncovered molecular evidence of how exercise benefits metabolism and health through its effect on fat. The evidence reveals that fat plays an active role in the process. New research offers a molecular explanation of why exercise has a positive effect on metabolism. The finding follows earlier work in which […]

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What are the best foods for people with diabetes?

What are the best foods for people with diabetes?

Eating certain foods while limiting others can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthful proteins can have significant benefits for people with diabetes. Balancing certain foods can help maintain health, improve overall well-being, and prevent future complications. A healthcare professional, such as a doctor or […]

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Continuous Glucose Monitors Make Managing Diabetes Easier

Continuous Glucose Monitors Make Managing Diabetes Easier

Latest Diabetes News SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Monitoring blood sugar is essential for many people with diabetes, but self-testing is a hassle. For some patients, using a continuous glucose monitor might be the solution. The monitors were originally designed for people with type 1 diabetes to keep track of their blood sugar […]

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Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Researchers have developed a new pill that can deliver insulin straight into the stomach wall. Will injections soon be a thing of the past? An easy-to-swallow pill could replace daily insulin injections. When type 2 diabetes is at an advanced stage, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. At this point, doctors usually recommend […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission by having weight-loss surgery called gastric bypass, according to a new Danish study. The surgery isn’t necessarily a cure for type 2 diabetes. Some […]