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Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...sing. Give a normal-term infant a minute amount of sugar
dissolved inwater, and it's like a sedative, almos... they nolonger taste the solution. But if the same sugar
solution isgiven to an infant born with Clifford's syndrome, the sweet tastehas a less calming effec...
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
...occurring groups of carbohydratescontaining simple sugar
molecules -- found in many fruits and vegetables. For years, oligosaccharides were thought to give people flatulence ordiarrhea. A 1968 study of men who ate beans and other legumes found thatthe bad side effects were caused by stachyose and raffinos...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...earch focused on the role of insulin, which allows sugar
inthe bloodstream to enter into the body's tissue....disease by smoothing outfluc-tuations in the blood sugar
level. Finegood is optimistic about the progress of diabetes research. "I'msometimes shocked at how ...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
... The technique works as follows. Small amounts of sugar
(glucose) containing a naturally occurring, non-radioactive chemical deuterium are given to the patient. As cells replicate, they use glucose to build new DNA. The body does not differentiate between DNA molecules that contain deuterium and those th...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...ity to use insulin well, which causes a buildup of sugar
in the blood. If left untreated, Type II diabetes can result in kidney problems, amputation of limbs, blindness, coronary heart disease or strokes. The research on CLA's ability to control Type II diabetes was published in the March 27 issue of Bioch...
Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery
..., which our pancreas secrete to regulate our blood sugar
rates, there are two linear polymer chains of amino acids -- the chemical units that are the building blocks of proteins. The linear chains self-assemble into a three-dimensional structure stabilized by linking with chemical bonds between two residu...
Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
...aching a tumor inside the brain. Using a sugar
solution to temporarily shrink the barrier cells, therebycreating spaces between them, Neuwelt and his colleagues literally "opened thegate" for drugs such as carboplatin to enter the brain. They subsequently found that carboplatin was one of...
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
... HbA1c level indicates that therehas been too much sugar
in the blood, a condition that increases the risk ofcomplications, including cardiovascular disease, eye problems, nerve damage andkidney malfunction. Unlike most conventional diabetes management programs, DTCA's DiabetesNetCareSM adopts a po...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...a-glucans may also play a role in regulating blood sugar
levels. Studiesconducted by Judith Hallfrisch, Ph.D., and Kay M. Behall, Ph.D., researchers at the ARSHuman Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Md., suggest that beta-glucanslower and steady the production of insulin, released by the pancreas...
Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy
...ngineering, has alreadyreduced the excessive blood sugar
levels of experimental diabetic rats for aslong as...etic rats. In their best results so far, highblood sugar
levels were reduced for eight days in one rat, but have not droppedto normal. "We hav...
Fructose Consumption May Accelerate Aging: Skin's Elasticity And Softness May Be Affected
...speeds up the process of glycation -- areaction of sugar
and proteins which contributes to the development of normalaging as well as to some complications of diabetes. Werman's and Levi's tests proved that blood fructose, cholesterol andclycated hemoglobin were significantly higher in fructose-f...
Diabetes & Holiday Foods: Cedars-Sinai Physician Offers Tips To Maintain Healthy Holiday Balance
...ems. A small portion is less likely to upset blood sugar
levels. At parties and other social events, gravitate toward the veggies and freshfruit. Remember to monitor your blood glucose level, and be sure you don't skipmeals. Take extra care to be certain that your meals are nutritious, va...
Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"
...ngue, particularly in sleeping children. "The high sugar
content of these liquids attacks the teeth, though parentstypically don't see the damage because it's behind the teeth," said Dr.Weintraub. "I have people coming to my office thinking their child must havebitten on something because their tooth shatt...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...ost more to bake. Eating lessbleached flour, meat, sugar
and fat was not only healthy, but also economicallysound. The Nazi war against tobacco took many forms. Tobacco advertising wasrestricted and regulations were imposed to limit smoking by women and children.Basic science initiatives were also ...
Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science
...cause,diabetics must carefully control their blood sugar
levels-currently ahigh-maintenance task. People with the early-onset and more severe type Idiabetes need as many as four daily injections of insulin. And people with typeII diabetes, who are usually over 40 or overweight, must carefully regulatetheir...
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
...in the placebo group. However,the diabetic women's sugar
levels did not increase nor did their need fortreatment for the disease during the study. The MORE trial was conducted at 180 clinical centers in 25 countries (mostly inthe United States and Europe) and was designed primarily to determine the effect...
Stress, coping and biology intertwine for diabetes control
...ast partially, forshort-term fluctuations in blood sugar
whether triggered by psychological orbehavioral events. In contrast, blood sugar
control in insulin dependent (Type1) diabetes is more subject to such fluctuations since the body ca...
Many patients with diabetes do not follow advice to monitor blood glucose
...ith the ability to achieve better control of blood sugar
levels, in patients with type 1 diabetes (when a p... Scotland, many patients did not conduct any blood sugar
testing and that less than one fifth tested their glucose levels daily. They report that frequency ...
When it comes to food, do your children want what they can't have?
...ost adults know that foods that are high in fat or sugar
and low in vitamins and minerals should be consumed inmoderation, but most children do not. Restricting access to these types of foods may work in the short-term, but it may negatethe long-term goal of developing healthy eating patterns. As children...
You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal
...300 Daltons - almost 92 times that of the ordinary sugar
that many ofus crystallized in elementary school s...inue withinsulin, the crucial protein that conveys sugar
from the blood stream into abody's cells, and with glucose isomerase, a larger (46,000 Daltons) prot...
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