Posted: March 9th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Health, Medicated, STANDOUT | Tags: Diabetes, Diabetes Cure, fasting-mimicking diet, health, Medical Research | No Comments »
Approximately 1 million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes, including an estimated 130,000 people with type 1 diabetes.
A fasting diet has the ability to regenerate the pancreas and could potentially reverse diabetes, researchers have found.
A US study, published in scientific journal Cell, tested a modified version of the fasting-mimicking diet – FMD – on both mice and human cells.
The findings showed cycles of the diet could regenerate pancreatic cells to restore insulin in type 1 diabetes patients and could also reverse both type 1 and 2 diabetes in mice.
The study’s co-author, Dr Valter Longo from the University of Southern California, says the findings were “potentially very exciting” because they could lead to cures for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 19th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Health, Medicated | Tags: Chronic Obesity, Diabetes, Obesity, Obesity Epidemic | Comments Off on Long Term Australian Health Study Finds Increased Risk of Diabetes and Obesity
It’s one of the most complex health issues facing the developed world in this 21st century, and it seems the harder we look into obesity, the more complex it becomes. Long gone is the simple ethos “food in = energy out.”
Researchers are battling to come to terms with what can only be described as an epidemic. A third of the world’s adult population is physically inactive, the couch-potato lifestyle kills about 5 million people every year, experts contributing to a special feature in the medical journal The Lancet say.
“Roughly three of every 10 individuals aged 15 years or older – about 1.5 billion people – do not reach present physical activity recommendations,” Dr Pedro Hallal and colleagues said in a report that described the problem as a pandemic.
Complicating an already complicated issue, a 2012 study by researchers at Georgetown University revealed how the mutation in a single gene can be responsible for the inability of neurons to effectively pass along appetite suppressing signals from the body to the right place in the brain.
Australian researchers have just undertaken one of the most comprehensive studies tracking the health of the nation. The findings paint a disturbing picture of the nation’s battle with diabetes and obesity. The AusDiab study was funded through a National Health and Medical Research Council grant and followed 11,000 Australians for 12 years :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 21st, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Medicated | Tags: Depression, Mental Health, Type 1 diabetes, University of Melbourne | Comments Off on Melbourne Researchers Make Link Between Diabetes and Depression
Australian researchers have found a connection between diabetes and depression. The research has been presented to The Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist conference Cells,Circuits and Syndromes in Hobart, Tasmania this week by Dr Carol Silberberg.
Dr Silberberg, from the University of Melbourne, told the conference that recent research suggests depression can alter the way the body processes glucose and that, in turn, can complicate treatment of both conditions. Dr Silberberg said there were high rates of depression, anxiety and eating disorders among people with Type 1 diabetes.
“There’s growing evidence that diabetes can actually impact on depression and visa versa, so there’s actually what we call a bio-directional relationship and there is some evidence that depression can actually alter how the body processes glucose which can complicate things.” Dr Silberberg said. “The main thing at the moment is recognition and, in particular for General Practitioners, we’re trying to get the message out there that mental illnesses are a significant problem particularly in patients who have difficult to control diabetes.”
Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Health, Medicated | Tags: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Diabetes, research | Comments Off on HEALTH: Simply Standing Up Helps Avoid Diabetes
Research has revealed that interrupting sitting time with short bouts of light exercise can lower glucose and insulin levels by as much as 30 per cent, helping people avoid diabetes. The research was published online today in Diabetes Care, a publication of the American Diabetes Association. Associate Professor David Dunstan, from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, was the study’s lead researcher.
“What this study is showing is that people who sit for long periods, like office workers and call centre staff and drivers, could improve their health by simply breaking up their sitting time with frequent activity breaks,” Dunstan said. “Inside this study we used breaks every 20 minutes, just for two-minute activity bouts, and showed that it was, it substantially improved the body’s response to a glucose challenge.”
Sixty per cent of Australians are either overweight or obese with the risk of developing diabetes. Professor Dunstan says people who work sitting at their desks should stand up at least every every 30 minutes. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 8th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Applied Science, Cankler Science News, Health, Medicated, Michael Courtenay, Science, Science News, Toxically Engineered, Washington University School of Medicine | Tags: Cell Metabolism, Diabetes, Kathryn F Mills, NAD, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, NMN, Shin-ichiro Imai, SIRT1, Washington University School of Medicine | Comments Off on Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Helps Reverse Diabetes in Female Mice
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored normal blood sugar metabolism in diabetic mice using a compound the body makes naturally.
The finding suggests that it may one day be possible for people to take the compound in pill form to treat or even prevent type 2 diabetes. The naturally occurring enzyme, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide – NMN – plays an important role in how cells use energy.
Researcher Shin-ichiro Imai says this discovery holds promise for people because the mechanisms that NMN influences are largely the same in mice and humans :: Read the full article »»»»