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New drugs could reduce heart disease and diabetes

A recent study shows that new drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of...
Signs of metabolic syndrome

Main signs of metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, also called insulin resistance syndrome, is a group of traits and medical conditions linked to overweight and obesity that puts people at...

Have diabetes and struggling to lose weight? Here is what to do

You’re active, you watch what you eat, yet the scale won’t budge. If you have diabetes, the answer could be in your medicine cabinet—specifically, your...
Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes

Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes?

Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists have now provided evidence that things...
Your personality could put you at greater risk for developing diabetes

Your personality could put you at greater risk for developing diabetes

It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study...
Diabetes drug could help treat common heart failure

Diabetes drug could help treat common heart failure

In a new study, researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might...
Healthy eating for blood sugar control

Healthy eating for blood sugar control

If you have diabetes, a healthy eating plan for you is not that different from a healthy eating plan for people without diabetes. The American...

Scientists discover how to restore insulin function in type 2 diabetes

By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in case of type 2 diabetes. In...
4 myths about diabetes debunked

4 myths about diabetes debunked

The World Health Organization estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with...
Two hormones could burn fat faster, prevent and reverse diabetes

Two hormones could burn fat faster, prevent and reverse diabetes

In a recent study, UCLA geneticists have created a new technique to hunt for hormones that influence how organs and tissues communicate with each...

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
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11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...