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What to know about glimepiride

What to know about glimepiride

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What to know about the side effects of metformin

What to know about the side effects of metformin

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Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions

Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions

New research dispels the prevalent notion that glucose drives inflammation in obesity-related type 2 diabetes. The findings may explain why so many treatments to prevent complications in type 2 diabetes have failed. Researchers used cell culture experiments to reveal that defects in the cells’ mitochondria, along with exposure to certain types of fats, drive inflammation […]

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Januvia (sitagliptin)

Januvia (sitagliptin)

What is Januvia? Januvia is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Your doctor may want you to take Januvia by itself or with other drugs that also treat diabetes. Januvia isn’t used to treat type 1 diabetes. Januvia is a type of drug called a […]

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How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance

How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance

New research — using mouse models and fecal samples collected from humans — looks into the mechanisms that promote insulin resistance via the gut environment. The type of diet a person eats may be key, the researchers suggest. New research looks in more detail at the mechanisms linking diet to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs […]

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Whole-body vibration changes the microbiome, lowers inflammation

Whole-body vibration changes the microbiome, lowers inflammation

A new study in mice reveals the beneficial effects of whole-body vibration on inflammation and the microbiome. Whole-body vibration involves standing on a vibrating platform, such as the one shown here. Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a form of passive exercise that first appeared in the late 1990s and gained popularity in the last decade as […]

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Switching off this enzyme reversed prediabetes in mice

Switching off this enzyme reversed prediabetes in mice

Targeting the body’s ceramide chemistry in a subtle way could lead to the development of safe new treatments for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic conditions. Scientists have reversed prediabetes by switching off a certain enzyme. This was the suggestion that scientists made after finding that they could reverse prediabetes in mice with […]

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New food supplement made from bacteria fights metabolic syndrome

New food supplement made from bacteria fights metabolic syndrome

Scientists have now confirmed what they previously tested in mice: the benefits of a bacterium for cardiometabolic health. In a new study, a food supplement containing Akkermansia muciniphila improved metabolic markers in people with prediabetes and at risk of cardiovascular conditions. New research suggests that taking dietary supplements that contain a certain type of bacteria […]

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Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

New research finds an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes among people who take statins in an effort to lower their cholesterol levels and keep heart disease at bay. Among statins’ unwanted effects may be an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the […]