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Injectable nanoparticles maintain normal blood-sugar levels for up to 10 days

Injectable nanoparticles maintain normal blood-sugar levels for up to 10 days | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A newly developed network of nanoscale particles can maintain normal blood sugar levels for more than a week by releasing insulin when blood-sugar levels rise.

 

This system could help type I diabetics replace insulin injections and monitoring.

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Diabetes may be linked to hearing loss: study

Diabetes has already been tied to an increased risk of kidney and cardiovascular troubles, nerve damage and vision loss, and now a Japanese study finds diabetics to be more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have hearing impairment.

 

It's thought that high blood sugar levels brought on by diabetes may lead to hearing loss by damaging blood vessels in the ears, said Horikawa.

 

 

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Trans fats raise cholesterol, not blood sugar: study

(Reuters) - Although much-criticized trans fats raise levels of "bad" cholesterol, they don't appear to have a lasting impact on blood sugar levels, according to a U.S. study.

 

Researchers, writing in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that both blood sugar and insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar levels in check, were similar regardless of how much trans fat people ate.

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Green tea polyphenols shown to reduce blood sugar spikes

Green tea polyphenols shown to reduce blood sugar spikes | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Green tea extract may help control blood sugar levels, according to a new study.

 

In a mouse study, researchers administered EGCG, the active compound in green tea, to mice given substances such as fructose to spike their blood sugar levels. The extract reduced glucose levels in the mice induced to postprandial spikes with corn starch or sucrose.

 

This study suggests that green tea extract may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome by helping to control blood sugar levels.

 

The study concluded:

"Our results suggest that EGCG acutely reduces postprandial blood glucose levels in mice when coadministered with CCS and this may be due in part to inhibition of α-amylase. The relatively low effective dose of EGCG makes a compelling case for studies in human subjects."

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Curry compound may curb diabetes risk: study

Curry compound may curb diabetes risk: study | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers, whose results were published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes - abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.

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Anti-Inflammatory Drug with a New Benefit to Glucose

In a modern-day clinical trial of a medicine belonging to one of the world's oldest classes of drugs, researchers have found that a drug related to aspirin and salicylate, which was first used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks to ease pain caused by inflammation, also has glucose-lowering properties and may be a potential treatment for people with type 2 diabetes, according to results presented at the American Diabetes Association's 72nd Scientific Sessions(R).

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New reasons discovered for supplementing with alpha lipoic acid

New reasons discovered for supplementing with alpha lipoic acid | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant also used by the body to convert blood sugar into energy.

 

Emerging research indicates that ALA may have neuroprotective qualities and help to repair nerve damage and maintain healthy vision.

 

ALA combines synergistically with both glutathione and CoQ10 to maximize free radical protection...

 

These are just two of the mounting studies on ALA and glucose management:

 

--ALA helps prevent the oxidative stress that is linked to impaired glucose management.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21255807


--It may also help maintain healthy fasting glucose levels http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22374556  



 

 

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Insulin “docking“ breakthrough could lead to better diabetes treatments

Insulin “docking“ breakthrough could lead to better diabetes treatments | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Despite decades of study, scientists remained unsure as to how insulin binds to the insulin receptor on the surface of cells to allow them to take up sugar from the blood and transform it into energy.

 

Now, a definitive answer has now been found with a team of scientists capturing the first three-dimensional images of insulin “docking” to its receptor.

 

It is hoped that the new knowledge can be exploited to develop new and improved insulin medications to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

 

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Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago, with numbers expected to reach 552 million by 2030, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said.

 

Diabetes is often viewed as a western problem, since the vast majority of people have type 2 disease which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise.

 

 

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Beans show promise in diabetes

Beans show promise in diabetes | Longevity science | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Downing a cup of beans or lentils every day may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar and possibly reduce their risk of heart attacks and stroke, according to a small study.

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Scientists announce new treatment for type II diabetes

Scientists announce new treatment for type II diabetes | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Scientists have announced a new method of treating and preventing type II diabetes.

 

The new treatment focuses on VEGF-B, a protein within the body that affects how fat is transported and stored. Using an antibody/drug known as 2H10, the scientists were able to block the signaling of VEGF-B in mice and rats, which subsequently kept fat from accumulating in the “wrong” areas of the animals – namely their muscles, blood vessels and hearts.

 

The paper for this researched was published in Nature on Sept 26:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11464.html

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Sugar Lack Kills Cancer: New Study Shows How

Sugar Lack Kills Cancer: New Study Shows How | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Compared with normal cells, cancer cells crave and rely on getting enormous amounts of glucose.

All indications have been that diets high in starch and sugars which the body quickly converts to glucose (blood sugar) fuel tumor growth.

 

Now, a research team based at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has discovered why blood sugar (glucose) fuels cancer growth.  

 

Better yet, they’ve proven that depriving cancer cells of glucose cripples or kills them … while revealing exactly why sugar-deprivation kills cancer.

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Green Tea: benefits and uses

Green Tea: benefits and uses | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Ray & Terry recommend green tea as a healthy beverage containing calming l-theanine and many useful plant nutrients. 

 

Green tea has been examined for numerous potential health benefits, including glucose management, cognitive support, immune health, weight management, and cellular function.

 

This resource compilation by the University of Maryland explains the potential benefits and uses of green tea, complete with extensive references.

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