Diabetes Linked to Melatonin Secretion While Sleeping

Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have found an association between the increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and decreased melatonin secretion. The study results indicated that the participants that secreted the least melatonin in their bloodstream during sleep experienced twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings have […]

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Gastric Bypass Leads To Possible Developments in Diabetes Treatment

This can open the door for the development of other treatments for diabetes that provides the same effect. Researchers have observed that 85 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes who also undergo gastric bypass recover from the disease within a few days after the said procedure. Many show blood sugar levels normalizing even before […]

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Air Pollution May Increase Insulin Resistance In Kids

A recent study indicated that areas where there is an increase in air pollution also raises the risk of insulin resistance in kids. This condition is considered as a precursor to the development of diabetes. The findings of the research are published in Diabetologia, the journal for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes […]

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Study Suggests Statin Use May Increase Diabetes Risk

Recent research shows that using statins for treating and prevention of cardiovascular diseases may have a drawback. It can increase the risk of developing diabetes. This finding was the result of a population-based study conducted by researchers from Canada. Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications that are widely prescribed to help prevent certain cardiovascular conditions. These medications […]

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Sleep Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Researchers believe that sleep may play a role in type 2 diabetes prevention. Results of a study suggests that men who did not get enough sleep during the working week but catch up during the weekend can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The results were recently presented at The Endocrine Society’s 95th […]

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Early Childhood Respiratory Infections a Potential Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes

Respiratory infections experienced in early childhood may be connected to the development of type 1 diabetes mellitus or T1D. This is according to a study by researchers in Munich, Germany. The results of the study are published on JAMA Pediatrics. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a form of diabetes where the body develops an autoimmune […]

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Weight Loss May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in People With Pre-Diabetes

Recent research indicates that losing about 10 percent of their previous body weight may help people with pre-diabetes reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next three years if the weight loss came within six months of their diagnosis. The findings offer a clue on how short-term lifestyle changes may affect long-term […]

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