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How vitamin D protects against type 2 diabetes

How vitamin D protects against type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D deficiency may put people at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study now published in the journal PLOS ONE. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with type 2 diabetes. The study, which is the work of researchers at the University of California (UC), San Diego School of Medicine […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

Going to bed later is linked with obesity in people with type 2 diabetes, and the main factor that drives this relationship is eating breakfast later. A new study unveils the link between breakfast and obesity in type 2 diabetes. This was the conclusion of a new study now published in the journal Diabetic Medicine. […]

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Diabetes: Belly fat gene increases risk

Diabetes: Belly fat gene increases risk

Excess weight is a known risk factor for diabetes. However, the latest study finds that where and how that fat is stored is just as important. The researchers identify and investigate a pivotal fat-controlling gene. A new study digs into the genetics of fat cells and their relationship with diabetes. According to the Centers for […]

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How estrogen therapy could prevent type 2 diabetes

How estrogen therapy could prevent type 2 diabetes

New research strengthens the idea that estrogen therapy could help to prevent type 2 diabetes following menopause, after it identified the mechanisms by which the hormone helps to control blood sugar levels. Researchers reveal how estrogen could help to prevent type 2 diabetes in women who are postmenopausal. In a study of postmenopausal mice and […]

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A big breakfast could aid weight loss, glucose control

A big breakfast could aid weight loss, glucose control

You may have heard that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” and a new study helps to support this. It found that eating a big breakfast and reducing lunch and dinner size may be key for people looking to lose weight and improve their blood glucose levels. Researchers suggest that three meals […]

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These genes could make us prone to insomnia

These genes could make us prone to insomnia

Do you have problems sleeping but you don’t know why? A new study may provide some answers. Researchers have discovered specific genes that could make us more susceptible to insomnia. Researchers have identified genes associated with insomnia. What is more, the researchers — led by Murray Stein, of the University of California, San Diego — […]

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Type 2 diabetes: New guidelines lower blood sugar control levels

Type 2 diabetes: New guidelines lower blood sugar control levels

The American College of Physicians have now published their new guidelines regarding the desired blood sugar control levels for people with type 2 diabetes. The recommendations aim to change current therapeutic practices, and doctors should aim for a moderate level of blood sugar when treating their patients. Blood sugar control levels should be moderate for […]

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Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes

Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes

Excess weight is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Recent research, however, suggests one strategy that could help to prevent the condition in people who are overweight, and it involves giving up meat and dairy. Researchers say that a vegan diet could prevent diabetes in people who are overweight. Researchers found that overweight […]

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Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose

Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose

A new study highlights the importance of oral hygiene for people with type 2 diabetes, after finding that those with the condition may have better blood glucose levels if they look after their teeth. Researchers say that people with type 2 diabetes may improve their blood glucose levels by looking after their teeth. It is […]

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Is this the formula for reversing type 2 diabetes?

Is this the formula for reversing type 2 diabetes?

The first-year results of a clinical trial have shown that almost half of people partaking in an intensive weight management program delivered through primary care achieved remission of their type 2 diabetes without medication. A trial has shown that type 2 diabetes is reversible if weight is lost and kept off. The trial, which is […]