diabetes

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  • Autism

    Diabetes drug may improve autism associated disorder

    An oral drug widely used to treat high blood sugar levels may improve symptoms for people suffering with a common inherited form of autism, new research shows. The findings showed that the drug -- metformin -- improved sociability and reduces symptomatic behaviours in adult mice with a form of Fragile X syndrome -- a genetic disorder that causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning challenges. The disorder affects around one in 4,000 boys and one in 6,000 girls.

    Science and Tech | May 16, 2017
  • Fish oil

    Mother's oily fish intake may cut kids' diabetes risk

    Women who increase consumption of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) -- found especially in oily fish such as salmon and trout -- during pregnancy or lactation period, may protect their children from developing Type 1 diabetes, a research said. More than 20 million people worldwide are affected by Type 1 diabetes -- an autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns on the body and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.  The findings showed that high

    Science and Tech | May 5, 2017
  • Diabetes, sugar levels

    New diabetes app forecasts blood sugar levels

    Scientists have developed a new personalised app that can allow people with type 2 diabetes to keep a tighter rein on their blood sugar levels - the key to managing the disease. The app, Glucoracle, comes with an integrated algorithm that predicts the impact of particular foods on an individual's blood glucose levels. “While we know the general effect of different types of food on blood glucose, the detailed effects can vary widely from one person to another and for the same

    Science and Tech | April 28, 2017
  • Diabetes

    Obese kids at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes later  

    Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes later, compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, warns a new study.   For the study, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, the researchers examined BMI measurements, diabetes diagnosis records, and other data for 369,362 children between the ages of 2 and 15.   They found that 654 children and teenagers were diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes between 1994 and 2013.   Children with

    Science and Tech | April 26, 2017
  • Infertility

    Uncontrolled diabetes can damage reproductive nerves: Doctors

    Prolonged uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to reproductive nerves, said doctors on April 25. According to them, prolonged diabetes can lead to a condition where the nerves are unable to control the bladder. "As the problems of diabetes increases, it damages the nerves of the reproductive system. Cases have shown that diabetes is causing Erectile Dysfunction among men. High levels of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, all clubbed together only aggravates the problem of getting a proper erection in

    Science and Tech | April 26, 2017
  • pancreas, diabetes, University of Virginia, kids

    Artificial pancreas may better control diabetes in kids

    Artificial pancreas may better control diabetes in kids Researchers have developed a "smart" artificial pancreas that delivers insulin via an automated way and has shown to be effective in managing diabetes in children. The wearable artificial pancreas can track the patient's blood sugar level and adjust the amount of insulin given to keep the blood sugar in a target range. "Up until now, parents and doctors have had to decide how much insulin to give young children throughout the

    Science and Tech | April 5, 2017
  • Medicinal diet, diabetes risk, health

    Medicinal diet can cut diabetes risk

    Scientists have developed a 'medicinal diet' with high amounts of starches found in fruits and vegetables, which can help protect against type 1 diabetes and boost our immune systems, a new study has found. The starches in diet resist digestion and pass through to the colon or large bowel where they are broken down by microbiota or gut bacteria. This process of fermentation produces acetate and butyrate which, when combined, provided complete protection against type 1 diabetes, researchers

    Science and Tech | March 28, 2017
  • Type 1 diabetes

    High-fiber diet may check onset of diabetes

    A diet rich in high-fiber foods -- such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains -- encourage the production of short-chain fatty acids that are beneficial for the immune system and may help protect against the onset of Type 1 diabetes, a study shows. The findings showed that the western diet, which lacks dietary fibre affects human gut microbiota and the production of short-chain fatty acids acetate or butyrate. The specialised diet uses starches -- found in many

    Science and Tech | March 28, 2017
  • breast cancer

    Diabetes drug may help treat breast cancer

    Chinese researchers have found that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of breast cancer. Over 70,000 people die from breast cancer in China every year, according to the national cancer centre. Triple-negative breast cancer is particularly aggressive among the four clinical subtypes of breast cancer, Xinhua news agency quoted Dong Chenfang, a professor at Zhejiang University School of Medicine, as saying.  It has a tendency to quickly spread or metastasize to

    Science and Tech | March 20, 2017

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