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Social Coworkers Can Help Reduce Risk Of Diabetes Development
2013-05-09 14:03:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study today from the Tel Aviv University's (TAU) Faculty of Management has found that social support and improved work conditions can reduce the risk of diabetes in employees. Additionally, this study holds that they can use work conditions to predict the development of diabetes in healthy employees. Obesity, high blood pressure and stress are all known causes for Type 2 diabetes. Therefore, it makes sense to look to the...

2013-04-23 10:33:09

Findings open new possibilities for research and testing treatments to combat obesity Joslin scientists report significant findings about the location, genetic expression and function of human brown adipose tissue (BAT) and the generation of new BAT cells. These findings, which appear in the April 2013 issue of Nature Medicine, may contribute to further study of BAT's role in human metabolism and developing treatments that use BAT to promote weight loss. Two types of adipose (fat)...

2013-02-19 12:17:49

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI. However, surgical intervention could improve the health of many more people. This is shown by the Swedish Obese Subjects study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, involving 104 patients who were operated on despite their BMI being "too low". As a result, the risk of developing diabetes was reduced by 67 percent. In order to meet the current selection criteria for...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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