THURSDAY, March 29 — Overweight female babies are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adulthood, a new study suggests.
In this March 23, 2012 photo, Dr. Francesco Rubino, a surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins his patient Tamikka McCray, 39, for an interview in New York.
Much is reported about the rise in diabetes, a serious disease afflicting an estimated 26 million Americans.
Weight loss and increased physical fitness nearly halved the risk of losing mobility in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to four-year results from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine…
Patricia McDonald is working to discover a chemical that would modulate the body’s production of insulin to keep blood sugar levels in check.
When subjected to calorie restriction , typically defined as a 20-40% reduction in caloric intake with corresponding maintenance of proper nutrition, animals in labs not only live longer, but also have improved insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, both of which decline during aging.
In its April issue, Diabetes Forecast , the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, presents many ways for newly diagnosed people and those with long-term diabetes alike to evaluate their care decisions and measure their success.
The drug rapamycin extends lifespan in lab animals, yet it’s linked to two hallmarks of diabetes. By teasing apart its activity, researchers have determined that inhibiting only the protein cluster known as mTORC1 prolongs life in mice without adversely affecting glucose tolerance or insulin sensitivity.