It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills.
Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months.
Sodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults says new research.
A pioneering method has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.
Substances in coffee have been identified that could help quash the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But few of these have been tested in animals. Now, scientists report that one of these previously untested compounds appears to improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice. The finding could spur the development of new drugs to treat or even prevent the disease.
Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats, new research shows.
In a large analysis of genetic data, a team has first looked into what causes type 2 diabetes (T2D) and second clarified how T2D and coronary heart disease (CHD) — the two diseases that are the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, are linked.
Research has demonstrated the potential of a protein to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.
Screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease in the general population, suggests new research.
A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.