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Tag: Type 2 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...
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...
Healthy gums
A cellular study published in the Journal of Dental Sciences has shown that Vitamin D alleviates inflammaging related to the oxidative stress brought on by advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). Diabetes and AGEs Previous research has shown that the uncontrolled blood sugars associated with Type 2 diabetes attach themselves to other proteins and fats. This process,...
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],...
Muscle fibers
In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the naturally occurring molecule and dietary supplement nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and its potential influence on aging. While there have been numerous animal studies suggesting that it may be useful in combating some age-related decline, there has been a lack of human data until now. In previous...
Health shield
Recent research published in Nature Biomedical Engineering has shown a way to dramatically improve the feasibility of transplanting therapeutic cells, particularly pancreatic islet cells, while protecting them from the recipient’s immune response. What Is the Pancreas and What Does It Do?The pancreas primarily functions as an exocrine and endocrine gland. It supports digestion by excreting...