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2009-05-29 08:01:14

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and collaborators at Harvard Medical School have linked a specialized protein in human muscles to the process that clears glucose out of the bloodstream, shedding light on what goes wrong in type 2 diabetes on a cellular level.Establishing the function of this protein, which significantly is not present in mice, has broad implications for both the future study and possible therapies for diabetes, according to an article published in...

2009-05-08 09:44:48

Cell biologists have found a more filling substitute for caloric restriction in extending the life span of simple organisms. In a study published May 8 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, researchers from the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center show that yeast cells maintained on a glycerol diet live twice as long as normal -- as long as yeast cells on a severe caloric-restriction diet. They are also more resistant to cell damage.Many studies have shown that...

2009-04-24 11:45:04

In preclinical studies, researchers in Texas found a novel cancer drug reduces growth of neuroblastoma -- a rare childhood brain cancer -- by 75 percent. Dr. Alejandro Levy, a fellow at the Children's Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said that the drug, 3-BrOP, developed at the center, reduces tumor growth by more than 75 percent as a single agent. The study, conducted with human neuroblastoma cells transplanted into mice, showed how 3-BrOP, a glycolysis...

2009-04-22 10:31:58

Fructose may pose a more serious threat to cardiovascular health than glucose, new research suggests. In a new study conducted at the University of California, Davis, obese individuals consumed beverages sweetened with either fructose or glucose over 10 weeks, which provided 25 percent of their total energy requirements. Results show individuals who drank fructose-sweetened beverages gained the same amount of weight as those who drank glucose, but fructose clearly reduced the body's...

2009-04-21 17:13:54

U.S. researchers found evidence that human consumption of fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages can adversely affect sensitivity to insulin. Peter Havel and colleagues, at the University of California at Davis, said that in 2005, the average American consumed 141 pounds of added sugar, a sizable proportion via drinking soft drinks. Added sugar is any sugar added to food -- sugar in cake, candy or soft drinks -- but not sugar naturally found in foods like an orange or apple,...

2009-04-15 09:17:32

Energy drinks can give you an extra boost "“ but how? New research shows the mechanism may lie in your mouth! Whether it's real sugar or a tasteless carbohydrate, carb-filled energy drinks can significantly boost performance in an endurance event, even if the drink isn't ingested. To better understand why, researchers mixed three different drinks for study participants: one with glucose (a sugar), one with maltodextrin (a tasteless carbohydrate) and one that was carb-free, then mixed...

2009-04-08 07:30:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX.OB), formerly eFoodSafety.com, an emerging healthcare consumer products company with a portfolio of aesthetics, dermatology, environmental and nutraceutical products, announced today that it intends to reduce the suggested list price and launch an advertising and promotion campaign for Cinnergen, a cranberry cinnamon liquid supplement that helps promote healthy glucose metabolism, to raise customer...

2009-03-13 11:43:37

U.S. researchers say people who regularly get less than six hours of sleep are at a higher risk of developing diabetes. The University of Buffalo report said people who are sleep deprived are 4.5 times more likely to have elevated levels of blood sugar than those who get six to eight hours of sleep each night. The findings were presented Wednesday at an American Hearth Association conference on cardiovascular disease. Impaired fasting glucose -- a reading higher than 100 -- is known as...

2009-03-06 11:55:10

Animal studies show a reduction of calories is linked to longer life but Canadian researchers say sugar may be the link to age-related diseases. Canadian researchers found sugar -- in particular how cells' react to its presence -- linked to aging. The study, published in the journal PLoS Genetics, found that yeast cells in which the gene for a glucose sensor was removed had the same lengthened lifespans as had the yeast on a glucose-restricted diet. At a basic level, the researchers say,...

2009-02-26 06:30:00

WEIFANG, Shandong, China, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SGTI) ("Shengtai" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, pharmaceutical grade glucose products in China, today updated investors regarding the current status of its sales and production. The Company proactively lowered its cornstarch production during the fiscal year 2009 second quarter due to the worldwide economic downturn and the...


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