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High-Fat Foods Cause Insulin Resistance
2012-05-23 07:02:51

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new study by the University of Michigan has found that foods high in fat can influence diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In particular, proteins can activate mindless eating. The researchers saw that the body undergoes molecular changes when a person eats foods that are high in fat content. The findings are important as doctors will better be able to understand how to treat diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Diabetes is a chronic disease and those who have...

2012-05-09 14:24:37

'Diabetes Insulin Guidance System' automatically updates weekly insulin dosage for better glycemic control, fewer hypoglycemic events Newly published results from a clinical study of the Diabetes Insulin Guidance System (DIGS), under development by Hygieia, Inc., demonstrate DIGS' potential to improve blood glucose control for insulin-using patients with type 2 or type 1 diabetes. DIGS automatically adjusted insulin dosage based on each individual's reported blood glucose results. Over the...


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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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