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Herbs and Spices Help Prevent Diabetes Damage
Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Herbs and spices might have the benefit of decreasing tissue damage caused by diabetes. The result is connected to the anti-inflammatory abilities of herbs and spices high in antioxidants.

Schizophrenia a By-Product of Evolution?
Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008
A recent study has connected the psychological disease schizophrenia to increased brain size and metabolic ability. By testing healthy human brains, as well as certain monkey brains, against brains of diagnosed schizophrenics, the indication was that evolutionary development is responsible for increased psychological disorders.

Inflammation CVD Connection Uncovered
Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008
Inflammation is known to be a major contributor to cardiovascular disease (CVD), but there has been minimal understanding as to the fine details of this connection. A recent study has discovered that the protein plasminogen is responsible, which could lead to the development of treatments to target the protein and help prevent inflammation caused CVD.

Protein In Liver Might Link Obesity to Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2008
Substances known as endocannabinoids have been shown to trigger a specific protein that has been linked to various prediabetic conditions. The specific part of the body where this protein, known as CB1, is activated, has been unknown until now.

Rotavirus Might Accelerate Type 1 Diabetes Development
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
A recent study out of Australia has found a connection between the common childhood infection, rotavirus, and the onset and progression of type 1 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk of Future Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
Women with gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life concludes a recent study. This finding should lead to more extensive preventative measures for these high risk women.

How Fructose Is Linked To Fat Build-up
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Fat build-up from fructose consumption may be greater than what occurs when we eat other types of sugars, such as glucose and sucrose, according to a new study. One of the reasons people on low-carbohydrate diets may lose weight is that they reduce their intake of fructose, a type of sugar that can be made into body fat quickly.

Two Studies Shows Lifestyle Can Alter Gene Activity and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Researchers found that lifestyle factors, such as lack of exercise, can change the activity of genes involved in insulin resistance. And also that environment contributes more than heredity to the development of insulin resistance.

Endos Issue Consensus Statement on Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It is good to see that there is more concern for those at risk for diabetes. The treatment of pre-diabetes requires intensive lifestyle modification and the use of metformin and acarbose for controlling glycemia for high-risk patients, declared a consensus statement issued by the American College of Endocrinology task force.

Immune System Overreaction Reason for Severe Viral Infection Symptoms in Smokers
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008
Several viral infections demonstrate more severe symptoms in smokers than non-smokers. The mechanism by which this occurs appears to have been found in a recent study. Influenza (flu), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were of primary focus in the study.

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