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2011-09-21 13:02:18

Molecular pathways could play important role in the fight against obesity and diabetes Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified for the first time two molecular pathways that are critical to activating a type of "good" fat found in the body, a discovery that could play an important role in the fight against obesity and diabetes. The fat, called brown fat, actually burns energy rather than storing it, which the more common white fat does. The study, published in the...

2011-09-15 07:00:00

Team Type 1, a sports organization composed of athletes who have Type 1 diabetes, announced recently that it will begin a 3,000 mile run across America to promote diabetes awareness as reported by diabeticlive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Team Type 1 Running 3,000 Miles for Type 1 Diabetes Awareness: Team Type 1, a sports organization composed of athletes who have Type 1 diabetes, announced recently that it will begin a 3,000 mile run across America to promote diabetes...

2011-09-13 22:49:13

A survey of federally funded diabetes prevention and control programs in 57 U.S. states and territories has highlighted the need for better diabetes treatment guidelines that are specifically adapted to different populations. Such guidelines do not currently exist. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) and the California Department of Public Health, looked at how state programs...

2011-08-11 22:07:11

Study at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston Finds Boosting Brown Fat Levels May Combat Obesity Epidemic Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston have shown that a type of "good" fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children "“ increasing until puberty and then declining -- and is most active in leaner children. The study used PET imaging data to document children's amounts and activity of brown fat, which, unlike white fat,...

2011-08-10 06:43:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Managing your diabetes could be as simple as using your mobile phone. A study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine is the first of its kind to examine mobile health technology. Mobile phones are improving nurse-patient communication and monitoring health through innovative applications that are expected to increase in use over time. The mobile phone may now be contributing to health care as suggested by this recent study.  Researchers found that...


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This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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