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Intermittent fasting better than pharmaceutical drugs at managing diabetes

12 days ago -

New research published in the journal Diabetes and Endocrinology shows that blood sugar can more easily be managed through timing when you eat rather than popping diabetes medications.

Participants who adhered to a 5:2 intermittent fasting diet, meaning they eat normally for five days while reducing calories for the remaining two days, improved their blood sugar levels and lost weight more easily than diabetes sufferers who stick with pharmaceuticals ...

Big Pharma firm stops providing life-saving diabetes drug to Russian market

a month ago -

The Big Pharma manufacturer announced that it was going to stop sending “non-essential” drugs to Russia in March 2022, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine. At the time, they said that this would include drugs like the erectile dysfunction medication Cialis but reassured patients that their diabetes and cancer drugs would continue to be delivered.

However, they have since tasked a Swiss subsidiary known as Swixx BioPharma with handling their Russian operations, and ...

Diabetes and obesity drugs linked to thyroid cancer

June 28, 2023 -

Semaglutide, the active ingredient found in the widely used anti-diabetes and anti-obesity drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, respectively, are linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer in patients who take the drugs in accordance with a doctor's prescription.

Known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, the drugs in question are manufactured by Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Sanofi Winthrop, all of which must submit supplementary information ...

Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management

September 11, 2020 -

In a major breakthrough, scientists from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit health organization based in Washington, D.C., found that 16 weeks of a plant-based diet can enhance gut microbiota, induce weight loss and ameliorate markers of insulin resistance in overweight adults without diabetes.

Their findings, published in the journal Nutrients, provide empirical evidence that plant protein, as part of a plant-based diet, is ...

Diabetes prevention: What to eat and what to avoid

July 30, 2020 -

There are also no accepted mainstream cures for diabetes, but this does not mean that the disease is a death sentence. Scientists agree that proper diet and good nutrition are big factors in reducing diabetes risk and managing its symptoms in the long run.

In fact, adopting a balanced diet, eating more of the right foods and steering clear of unhealthy ones can slash the risk of diabetes or help keep it in remission for diabetics. This holistic ...

Diabetes breakthrough: Can this protein significantly reduce insulin overproduction?

May 21, 2019 - diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. (Related: Research shows that insulin resistance may be detrimental to brain health.)Eliminating GRP94 protein may help prevent hyperinsulinemia

In a press release, UCPH researcher Dr. Michal Tomasz Marzec explained that proinsulin needs assistance to assume the form of a fully mature insulin. The GRP94 protein provides support by helping proinsulin fold into the right structure.

Typically, removing a ...

Diabetes industry pushing high-profit medications rather than teaching people to eat healthier

February 27, 2019 -

As the seventh leading cause of death in our nation, most people would agree that something needs to be done about diabetes. Unfortunately, the diabetes industry seems to be taking an approach that does not serve those who suffer from this condition. As they focus on pushing medications on the masses, they are doing people a huge disservice by glossing over the fact that dietary changes can go a long way toward managing diabetes.

Every two ...

Diabetes journal article retracted after author found to have copied and pasted the “sciency” images

February 17, 2019 - diabetes researcher Dr. Saad

Mario Saad of the State University of Campinas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP), in São Paolo, Brazil, is no stranger to Retraction Watch, a blog that reports on retractions of scientific papers. In 2015, the diabetes researcher sued the American Diabetes Association (ADA), for defamation after four of his papers had been flagged for duplicating several images of western blot results. He lost the lawsuit, and ...

Diabetes science: Tasmanian bluegum regulates blood sugar levels

February 04, 2019 -

Recent estimates by the World Health Organization show that more than 422 million adults worldwide suffer from diabetes. This condition has two major types. The first of these is Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes, which occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin. On the other hand, patients with Type 2 diabetes still produce insulin, however, their cells are unable to respond like they normally do. One thing that both types of ...

Diabetes found to double your risk of cataracts, potential blindness

January 03, 2019 -

Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University, University of Basel, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, and Boston University School of Public Health looked at the risk of cataracts in individuals with and without diabetes. The research team carried out the study by assessing the medical records of more than 56,000 diabetic patients in the U.K. aged 40 years and older. The participants' medical records were obtained from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, ...

Diabetes prevention study: Fiber helps reduce blood sugar, improve gut bacteria

April 14, 2018 -

Fiber helps lower blood sugar levels and improve gut bacteria, according to a study published in the journal Science. The study, led by researchers at Rutgers University, New Brunswick (RUNB), found that people with Type 2 diabetes who followed a diet rich in fibers had a greater reduction in blood sugar levels.

In the study, the researchers divided the participants into two groups, the treatment group and the control group. The treatment group followed a diet ...

Diabetes medication plunges blood sugar to dangerously low levels, increasing risk of heart attack and death

March 31, 2018 -

Because pharmacologic therapies for type-2 diabetes come with some serious health risks, the ACP is now recommending that physicians take a more conservative approach in administering them. Rather than try to achieve what are now being regarded as impossibly low blood sugar level targets, the ACP says that doctors should instead focus on more minor reductions.

The problem is that too many type-2 diabetics are suffering heart attacks and early death as a result ...

Diabetes and obesity: How you can survive and thrive

February 20, 2018 -

As of 2017, over 12 million children and teenagers in the United States alone are considered obese. Every year, more than 3,500 children and teenagers are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes -- and that's just in the United States. Obesity and diabetes rates among adolescents have been on the rise in the United Kingdom as well, with there being 33.2 cases of Type 2 diabetes identified in every 100,000 children annually.

What awaits these children ...

Diabetes compromises the immune system: Study finds diabetics face increased risk of serious infections

February 07, 2018 -

The research team noted that 5,863 of these patients had type 1 diabetes, while 96,630 had type 2 diabetes. These numbers were compared with 203,518 healthy matched controls. The experts then determined infection rates between 2008 and 2015, which were obtained from primary care and linked hospital and mortality records. The rates were compared across 19 individual infection categories.

The scientists used Poisson regression to estimate the incidence ...

Diabetes drug manufacturers unable to prove any real benefit to patients

December 10, 2017 - diabetes and established vascular disease. In the study, sitagliptin together with existing anti-diabetic therapy was compared with usual diabetes care in this study. However, there were no conclusions that could be derived from the study because the comparative data was lacking. Moreover, there was no confirmation that there were uniform health care standards in the countries involved in the study and the results cannot be applied to the German health care context....

Diabetes SOLVED: “iThrive” videos reveal secret to reversing type-2 diabetes and healing yourself without dangerous pharmaceuticals

November 15, 2017 -

Yet the diabetes industry depends on widespread public ignorance to keep profiting from diabetes drugs, ineffective treatments and medical myths that are hopelessly obsolete. Meanwhile, the processed food industry profits from marketing selling precisely those junk foods and beverages that cause diabetes.

But thanks to advances in holistic health, we have the knowledge to break the cycle of type-2 diabetes. Reversing this insidious ...

Diabetes has doubled in the U.S. over the last three decades, but industry “experts” claim to have “more control” over the disease than ever

November 08, 2017 -

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body's ability to process sugar, and this disease can cause heart problems and kidney damage. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland examined data gathered from the National Health and Examination Survey since 1988. It was revealed that there has been an increase from 5.5 to 10.8 percent of the number of people being diagnosed with diabetes. (Related: Diabetes skyrockets 75% in just one ...

Researchers: Type 2 diabetes can be addressed with a low-carb diet paired with high protein and high unsaturated fats

April 04, 2024 -

Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth, a principal research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), said the research results are groundbreaking. The most amazing benefit of the low carbohydrate diet was the reduction in medication levels, with some study participants ceasing their medications altogether.

"This research shows that traditional dietary approaches for managing Type 2 diabetes could be outdated," he said....

Study reveals how vitamin K helps prevent and treat diabetes

February 09, 2024 -

In their study, which appeared in the journal Cell Reports, the researchers reported that increasing one's intake of vitamin K could help reduce one's risk of diabetes. This is because of the crucial role vitamin K plays in a chemical process called gamma (y)-carboxylation, which occurs in cells and affects the proteins they secrete.

The study found that y-carboxylation is important for pancreatic beta cells and their ability to produce insulin, the hormone ...

Scientists discover that cancer drugs might help restore insulin production in patients with diabetes

January 22, 2024 -

In 2021, 38.4 million Americans (11.6 percent of the population) were projected to have diabetes – 29.7 million were diagnosed while 8.7 million were undiagnosed. At least two million Americans have Type 1 diabetes, including an estimated 304,000 children and adolescents.

The research team, which was spearheaded by Sam El-Osta of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, identified two drugs previously approved by the Food and Drug Administration in ...

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