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2013-03-13 15:00:20

Polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition affecting about 10 percent of women and characterized by excess male hormone and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, appears to cause a sort of double jeopardy for those struggling the hardest to control blood sugar levels, researchers report. Humans use insulin and other non-insulin mechanisms to convert blood sugar, or glucose, into energy and control levels in the blood, where it becomes a destructive force. A new study in the Journal...

2012-03-29 10:04:35

Findings may lead to new strategies to address insulin resistance Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered a key protein that regulates insulin resistance–the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin and which sets the stage for the development of the most common form of diabetes. This breakthrough points to a new way to potentially treat or forestall type 2 diabetes, a rapidly growing global health problem. In a paper being published online...

2011-07-28 17:40:20

Study shows building muscle can lower person's risk of insulin resistance A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that the greater an individual's total muscle mass, the lower the person's risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of type 2 diabetes. With recent dramatic increases in obesity worldwide, the prevalence of diabetes, a major source of cardiovascular morbidity, is expected to...

2011-05-27 07:05:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A natural product called DLPC (dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine) increases sensitivity to insulin and reduces fatty liver in mice, leading Baylor College of Medicine researchers to believe it may provide a treatment for prediabetic patients. DLPC is an unusual phospholipid and a trace component of the dietary supplement lecithin. Dr. David D. Moore, professor of molecular and cellular biology at BCM, and his colleagues at first thought that DLPC would provide a useful tool...

2009-04-23 02:00:00

LONDON and BRIGHTON, England, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- We are all living in stressful, uncertain times, but it may be a surprise to you that the body has only one response to stress and that is to produce stress hormones. This is true whether: - You are being chased down the road by a man with an axe - You owe the bank GBP750,000 pounds with no means to pay - You are just about to go out in front of an audience of 40,000 people to sing - You don't eat correctly to...

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2008-09-20 05:34:00

Researchers have discovered a member of a new class of hormones produced by body fat that they think could lead to fresh approaches to combat diabetes and other conditions related to obesity. Scientists led by Gokhan Hotamisligil of the Harvard School of Public Health wrote on Thursday in the journal Cell that the hormone prevents the liver from accumulating fat and enhances the body's ability to control glucose. The hormone, called palmitoleate, was in mice, but is also found in people....


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