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Tag: Diabetes

A new systematic review lends support to the idea that statins, which are life-saving cholesterol-lowering drugs, are associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes [1]. Statins’ dark side Statins, drugs that improve the lipid profile by reducing harmful LDL cholesterol, are considered one of the biggest successes in medicine in...
Diet and exercise
Scientists publishing in Nature Metabolism have determined that in obese people, healthy diet and exercise bring stronger metabolic benefits than diet alone [1]. Better together There are two major interventions at hand for weight loss without resorting to medications: diet and exercise. However, recent research suggests that they are not interchangeable. Forgoing either one can...
Lettuce
  Researchers have genetically engineered lettuce to produce human insulin. The resulting plant-based drug, which can be taken orally, was successfully tested in mice [1]. An epidemic and a costly drug Diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions, affecting about half a billion people worldwide. This debilitating metabolic disease, which also exacerbates numerous processes of aging...
Keto diet
Scientists have published a new study where they suggest that low carbohydrate consumption is significantly associated with increased insulin resistance in healthy, lean people [1]. Benefits and risks Diet is a powerful mediator of health and longevity. While there is broad consensus on what dietary components are dangers to be avoided, such as highly processed...
Global obesity
A new paper published in Cell Metabolism has shown the growing influence of metabolic diseases in an aging population. Related diseases studied together Metabolic diseases include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [1]. These diseases, representing fundamental problems with how the human body uses energy, are heavily linked to systemic...
Varied diet
Pitting a ketogenic diet against a Mediterranean diet in pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes patients, scientists have learned that both confer metabolic benefits, but "keto" also has a darker side [1]. Diabetes is often reversible with diet While many anti-diabetes drugs have been developed in recent decades, with some being repurposed as anti-aging drugs [2],...