Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells

Scientists may have discovered more reasons to love chocolate. A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. Visiting scholar in food science Miguel Rebollo-Hernanz and […]

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A stomach bug vaccine for babies may cut their diabetes risks

A vaccine against diabetes? Drops that protect babies from a stomach bug cuts risks for the chronic disease by one third, study finds Every year, 17,900 children and young adults under 20 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the US  The number of children diagnosed with the chronic disease fell after the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine The Centers […]

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Trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk

Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study enrolled 2,423 adults and was conducted at 22 sites […]

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Stress: How stressed are we? This new self-test provides concrete results

A new device displays the own Stress levels Stress is unhealthy and promotes numerous heart diseases and has a negative effect on the Psyche. But what does it actually mean when someone says: “I’m stressed.” So far, there is no proper method to detect a harmful Stress levels. A simple self-test can change this now. An American research team developed […]

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Stress: How stressed are You? New self-test provides reliable information

A new device displays the own Stress levels Stress is unhealthy and promotes numerous heart diseases and has a negative effect on the Psyche. But what does it actually mean when someone says: “I’m stressed.” So far, there is no proper method to detect a harmful Stress levels. A simple self-test can change this now. An American research team developed […]

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Recent plateauing seen in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has plateaued during the last eight years, while the incidence has declined, according to a study published online May 28 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Stephen R. Benoit, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues calculated the annual prevalence and incidence of diagnosed diabetes (type […]

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Scientists have developed a new test to measure common stress hormones

The device uses ultraviolet light to measure stress hormones in a drop of blood, sweat, urine or saliva. Scientists have developed a new test that can easily measure common stress hormones using sweat, blood, urine or saliva. Stress is often called “the silent killer” because of its stealthy and mysterious effects on everything from heart disease to mental health. Researchers […]

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Type-2 diabetes symptoms: Eat this ONE thing in summer to reduce blood sugar levels

Whether you’re planning a holiday or deciding to stay in the UK, it’s important to watch your diet if you have type-2 diabetes. Medication is one of the ways to manage blood sugar levels, but there are natural ways of keeping the glucose down. According to Dr Sarah Brewer, who is working in association with CuraLin, travelling can have an […]

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Metals influence C-peptide hormone related to insulin: New field of metalloendocrinology explores subtle effects of metals in body

Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from chemists at the University of California, Davis. The research is part of a new field of “metalloendocrinology” that takes a detailed look at the role of metals in biological processes in the body. “We’re asking questions people didn’t […]

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Tracking symptoms: New tool helps providers identify underlying causes: SymTrak advances clinicians toward next generation of population health management

An easy to use, brief, inexpensive new tool developed and validated by researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University will help healthcare providers track and potentially identify early onset of more complex, serious underlying issues that could otherwise go undetected. The tool tracks symptoms such as pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, memory problems, anxiety and depression in older adults enabling […]

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