ANN ARBOR — It’s obvious that the taste buds on the tongue can detect sugar. And after a meal, beta cells in the pancreas sense rising blood glucose and release the hormone insulin—which helps the sugar enter cells, where it … Continue reading →
Today, more than two-thirds of adults in the country are considered overweight or obese, putting them at risk for coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, joint problems, some forms of cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Animal research suggests ibuprofen can reduce lung inflammation in elderly COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research shows that the lungs become more inflammatory with age and that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. In fact, immune cells from old mouse lungs fought … Continue reading →
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment. University of Washington bioengineers have designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the … Continue reading →
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in … Continue reading →
Treatments to reduce blood sugar levels do more harm than good in many type 2 diabetes patients, particularly older people, finds new research from UCL, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital. The study, published in … Continue reading →
Researchers find first evidence of fat-regulating hormone in avian species Since leptin was discovered 20 years ago, more than 115,000 papers have been published on this protein in humans, and another 5,000 have appeared on leptin in mice. Leptin’s popularity … Continue reading →
In study, the more women practiced, the better their results COLUMBUS, Ohio — Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in … Continue reading →