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Dementia and diabetes: cholesterol itself finds a way to escApoE

There is no known cure for Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than 5.5 million people in the United States. In the last decade, scientists...

When all receptors look alike but they’re not: this is how pancreas copes to work tasks out

The insulin that is released by the beta cells of the pancreas is the main regulator of blood sugar. Previous and current studies by...

Science and culture sharing knowledge: does bread really make you fat?

The Mediterranean diet has always been valued for its health properties. The characteristics of the Mediterranean diet are the following: high consumption of olive...

Folding the proper action: how insulin get “chaperoned” to find its way out

Insulin is produced in the beta cells of the pancreas. The hormone is produced as a precursor called proinsulin. Insulin needs help acquiring the...

Glucose under female hormones: diabetes incidence or gender coincidence?

Beside the current pandemic, there are non infectious pandemics that started much earlier. Diabetes is declared by WHO as a pandemic of alarming proportions...

Inhibitors to release and agonists to block: the janus face of the newest antidiabetics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common long-term complication of type 2 diabetes and represents a major public health problem in the U.S. The...

Diabetes and fatty liver introductions: meet glucagone resistance

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen are introducing a new biological concept in the fight against diabetes: glucagon resistance. Glucagon resistance or decreased sensitivity...

Alcohol intake and blood pressure: every ounce more is growingly risky especially for diabetics

According to the AHA, excessive drinking can increase the risk of high blood pressure, and people with Type 2 diabetes are already at increased...

Bariatric magic unveiled: it is not the procedure nor the hormones, it’s all on calories

In a bariatric operation, a so-called gastric bypass, a large part of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine are disconnected....

Pancreatitis: genetics lies beneath for the environment and choices to work

Pancreatitis is a disease that causes the pancreas to become inflamed, triggering severe abdominal pain. Long-term pancreatitis can cause the organ to stop functioning...

Air pollution policies under reviewing: for a better human health, they need to be more stringent

A number of studies have documented a strong correlation between long-term exposure to fine particulate and greater human mortality, but some concern has remained...

Liver cirrhosis and diabetes: they might share more “early” mechanisms than expected

Around 28 million people in the U.S. have type-2 diabetes, characterized by high blood sugar levels, a condition that can lead to many other...

Ketodiet and health: one week is enough, unless you wanna diet forever

A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99% of calories from fat and only 1% from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term,...

Diabetes and environment: understimated risks for overlooked differences

Estimates indicate that over 30 million people in the United States are currently living with type 2 diabetes, and another 84 million are...

Side effects on the heart: diabetes may take benefit, but the drug impairs energy

Like catching two fish with one worm, treating two problems with a single drug is efficient, but exceedingly difficult. In particular, for new diabetes...

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