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Higher dementia risk linked to higher blood sugar levels, even among people with no diabetes

Higher dementia risk is linked to higher blood sugar levels, even among people with no diabetes. In the study, blood sugar levels averaged over a five-year period were associated with greater risks of developing dementia in over 2,000 older adults over 65. Patients without diabetes had an 18 percent higher risk of dementia if their here to read more

Prostate cancer risk in men increases with high blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI: Study

Prostate cancer risk in men increases with high blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index. Researchers looked at 289,866 men enrolled in a study called the Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer Project. With the average follow-up time of 12 years, 6,673 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 961 died from the disease. Men with here to read more

Testosterone helps regulate blood sugar, low testosterone raises type 2 diabetes risk in men: Study

Low testosterone raises the risk of type 2 diabetes in men as testosterone helps regulate blood sugar levels. The researchers found that testosterone triggers essential signaling mechanisms in islets, which are clusters of cells within the pancreas producing insulin. Senior author Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis said, “We have found the cause — and a potential treatment here to read more

Obesity may be curbed by gradually reducing sugar content in beverages

Gradually curbing sugar levels in beverages could be an effective means in combating obesity according to new findings. Researchers calculated what would occur if sugar was reduced in common sugary beverages by 40 percent in the U.K. over the course of five years without replacing them with artificial sweeteners. They estimated that reducing sugar in here to read more

Higher insulin dose in type 2 diabetes not a cardiovascular death risk factor

Higher insulin dose in type 2 diabetes is not a risk factor for cardiovascular death, according to new research. The research comes from analyzing a National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored double-blind, randomized clinical trial, which revealed that diabetics who underwent intensive therapy had higher mortality rates. The reason for the results was unclear, but here to read more

Genetic mutations affect melatonin levels, increases diabetes risk

New findings suggest that the effects of melatonin supplements in individuals with a specific gene mutation may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings come from researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the University of Murcia in Spain. Researchers say melatonin supplements taken prior to mealtime in those with the here to read more

New type-2 diabetes treatment strategy: Lower blood sugar using liver

There are a number of treatments for diabetes including diet, and insulin therapy; however, new research has uncovered a type-2 diabetes treatment involving a way to lower blood sugar using the liver. A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis knew that some treatments for type-2 diabetes make the body here to read more

How To Walk Away From Diabetes

People at risk for diabetes have been told by doctors for years that engaging in a regular exercise program can be a very helpful strategy for naturally stabilizing blood sugar levels. Typically, patients are told that they require at least forty-five minutes of moderately strenuous activity each day in order to see beneficial results. To here to read more