Sitting in a diving chamber may be a new treatment for type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the condition.
Scientists are combining the treatment with injections of a patient’s own stem cells in a bid to kick-start insulin production.
They believe the high levels of oxygen in the chamber boosts the activity of the stem cells, helping them to repair the cells in the body that produce insulin.
In a new [...]
Drinking one to three cups has little effect
Four or more reduces risk 20%
Four cups a day is British average
The British habit of tea-drinking can help lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes – but only if you drink four or more cups a day.
A study of European populations found that countries that drank four cups a day – the British average – had a 20% lower risk of developing the [...]
Men with low levels of testosterone could be at greater risk of developing diabetes, a study has suggested.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found low testosterone levels are linked to a resistance to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.
Testosterone is present throughout the body and low levels are associated with increased obesity, a known risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.
But scientists said the study provides evidence of [...]
A gene that could help protect against diabetes has been found in fat cells, scientists say.
It shows that the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar can actually be improved by the presence of body fat, according to U.S. researchers.
Professor Ulf Smith, president of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, called the finding ‘really exciting’.
The gene resists type 2 diabetes by converting glucose sugar into fatty acids and boosting [...]
Paula Deen’s rise to fame is built on scrumptious high-sugar, highly processed foods with a distinct Southern flare.
Her latest show, “Paula’s Best Dishes,” is a hit on the Food Network, and she also has several popular cookbooks to her name.
While no doubt tasty, the meals Ms. Deen promotes can easily lead to weight gain and diabetes, so her recent admission on the Today Show that she’s been living with [...]