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2011-06-23 15:29:51

Joslin study shows improvements in animals with amino acid in diet A study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that adding the amino acid leucine to their diets may help those with pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome. In an animal study, published in the journal PloS One, mice who had been on a high-fat diet and who also received twice the usual intake of leucine, an amino acid found in protein, showed reductions in their prediabetic conditions with lower blood sugars and...

2011-05-16 18:22:25

Joslin Diabetes Center scientists identify promising candidate for drugs treating type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease The road to type 2 diabetes is paved with insulin resistance, a condition often associated with obesity in which the hormone begins to fail at its job helping to convert sugars to energy. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have now identified an enzyme called PKC-delta as an important molecular modifier for development of insulin resistance, diabetes and fatty liver in...

2010-12-02 07:40:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The human brain is loaded with cholesterol, almost all of which has to be produced within the brain itself, where it is critical for normal brain functions. This study shows how critical cholesterol synthesis in the brain is derailed in mice with diabetes. The findings offer a new explanation for the neurologic and cerebral complications that come with diabetes, including cognitive dysfunction, depression, and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to...

2009-05-13 15:47:07

Taking antioxidants such as vitamins C and E may nullify the benefit of exercise to reduce the risk of diabetes, U.S. researchers suggest. Dr. C. Ronald Kahn of the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston says that part of the reason that exercise improves insulin sensitivity is that it causes oxidative stress on the muscles, HealthDay reported. Insulin resistance occurs when the cells of the body become resistant to the effects of insulin increasing blood sugar and...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin