Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells

Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells In studies of mouse cells, researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar. Haojun Yang, Martina Ralle, Michael…

How much weightlifting is good for the Heart?

How much weightlifting is good for the Heart? How much weightlifting is good for the Heart? Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the…

Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine

Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine Type 2 diabetes is driven by many metabolic pathways, with some pathways driven by amino acids, the molecular building blocks for proteins. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that one amino acid, alanine, may produce a short-term…

Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels Replacing half a serving of rice with lentils caused blood glucose to drop by up to 20 per cent. Replacing potatoes with lentils led to a 35-per-cent drop. Dita Moravek, Alison M Duncan, Laura B VanderSluis, Sarah J Turkstra, Erica J Rogers, Jessica…

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies’ longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging. Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Satya Prakash. Longevity extension in Drosophila…

Type 1 Diabetes Reversed with New Beta Cell Implant (Animal Model)

Type 1 Diabetes Reversed with New Beta Cell Implant (Animal Model) Researchers have successfully created a novel biomaterial that can be seeded with insulin-producing beta cells. Implantation of the beta cell-seeded biomaterial reversed diabetes in a mouse model by effectively normalizing glucose levels and significantly increasing survival.

Drinking chamomile tea daily with meals may help prevent the complications of diabetes, which include loss of vision, nerve damage, and kidney damage

2008 Post for filing Drinking chamomile tea may help fight complications of diabetes Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Drinking chamomile tea daily with meals may help prevent the complications of diabetes, which include loss of vision, nerve damage, and kidney damage, researchers in Japan and the United Kingdom are reporting. The findings could lead…

26th Health Research Report 19 MAR 2008 – Reconstruction

    Editors Top Five:   1.      Mayo Clinic proceedings highlights research about cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids 2.      Weight loss more effective than intensive insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics 3.      Extra vitamin D in early childhood cuts adult diabetes risk 4.      What effect does melatonin have in colitis? 5.      Only two per…