LONDON - Kids under the age of 15 are at a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes in winters, finds a new study.
A Great Lakes study linking a pesticide in fish to diabetes adds to the growing chorus of studies suggesting that environmental contaminants may play a role in the widespread disease. Full article »
TORONTO - Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in India, and the country faces huge health, social and economic consequences from it, warns an Indian-origin expert based in Canada.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, in a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Leipzig, Germany, have identified a signaling pathway that is operational in intra-abdominal fat, the fat depot that is most strongly tied to obesity-related morbidity. Full article »
LONDON - Scientists may have moved a step closer to developing a potential new treatment for diabetes, by finding that human liver cells can be transformed into something like the beta cells that produce insulin in a healthy pancreas.
SYDNEY - A group of scientists has observed that very sick patients tend to have severely low levels of vitamin D. Recently, Vitamin D has been recognised for its diverse role. It helps in protecting against diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
WASHINGTON - The next time you grab a glass full of protein shake do remember this admonition: too much protein, eaten along with fat, may lead to insulin resistance.
WASHINGTON - A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has shed light on why people with diabetes have high blood glucose levels.
WASHINGTON - While tobacco has always been attributed to devastating effects on health, an international team of researchers has found a rather healthy side of tobacco plants.