Tag: "sugar" at medical news
Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight
...pressure, treated or untreated; and elevated blood sugar
level, treated or untreated. Individuals were classified as normal weight, overweight or obese based on the basis of body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) with a BMI of less than 25.0 consi...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
... would know at any given time the concentration of sugar
in their blood; similarly, patients with heart diseases would be able to monitor their cholesterol levels constantly. 10. Disease vector and pest detection control: including nano-scale sensors for pest detection, and improved pesticides, insecticide...
Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage
...ch ones have varying affinity, or attraction, to a sugar
that binds nerve repair drugs called heparin, as well as a nerve repair protein called nerve growth factor. Sakiyama-Elbert ran a library of viruses called bacteriophages that contained small random portions, or sequences of their surface pr...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005
...signed to take metformin, a drug that lowers blood sugar
levels, or to lifestyle change (intensive weight loss diet and exercise), or to a placebo pill, found that in the group that did not have metabolic syndrome at the beginning of the study, both the drug and lifestyle intervention reduced development o...
Short sugar chains-a future drug for Alzheimer's?
...cademy of Science. Heparansulfate, long chains of sugar
molecules, is produced by most cells in the body. ... "The findings provide hope that short segments of sugar
chains will be useful in drugs for Alzheimer's and other amyloid disorders in the future. But first ...
New prostate cancer studies look at hormone and protein connection
...survival. Beta--catenin can be modified by having sugar
molecules attached to its structure. Persad's tea...cer cells than in normal prostate cells, and using sugar
modification may regulate the function of beta-catenin to prevent tumor formation in prostate cells....
New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system
...ty livers, the transgenic mice developed low blood sugar
levels on the zero fat diet. Both symptoms were reversed with dietary fat, and in fact on a normal diet, the transgenic mice were no different than normal mice in terms of body weight, body fat, metabolic rate and food intake. The effect of added die...
Type 2 diabetes is increasing among children all over the world
...educe the action of insulin--a hormone that allows sugar
to enter cells where it can be used for energy--a ...s to increase production doesn't keep up and blood sugar
begins to rise, leading eventually to type 2 diabetes. Orit Pinhas-Hamiel, M.D. of Sheba Medical Cen...
Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity
...ty in the United States. Excessive consumption of sugar
sweetened drinks may also be a key factor. A commentary in the May issue of The Journal of Pediatrics reviews prior research to provide perspective about the role of soft drinks in childhood obesity. Robert Murray, MD and colleagues from Ohio St...
High overnight blood pressure linked to increased blood sugar levels
...re experienced by the other 31 subjects. Two blood sugar
measures fasting glucose and two-hour oral glucose tolerance tests differed for the two groups, the study found. The fasting glucose level for the dippers was 95 mg/dl on average; their two-hour oral glucose tolerance level was 133 mg/dl. Those num...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
...th in children, poor wound healing, elevated blood sugar
levels, and stomach bleeding, to mention only a few specific problems. In the study, every eight weeks, researchers checked 40 children with stable asthma who were eligible for inhaled steroid reduction. If clinically indicated, their steroid dose w...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 17, 2005
...ease finds that women with slightly elevated blood sugar
levels (impaired fasting glucose levels of 5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) do not have increased risk for CHD (Article, p. 813). 4. Study of Five Strategies to Treat HBV Identifies Two Strategies Cost-Effective, Depending on Health Resources (Article, p. 82...
Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries
...essure, abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood sugar
are problematic enough for people all on their own. But when patients have three of these disorders at the same time, they have what is called the "metabolic syndrome" an increasingly prevalent disorder affecting up to 40 percent of the adult popul...
People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution
... but who had a family history of diabetes or blood sugar
levels slightly higher than normal. The investigat...d. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which blood sugar
levels are elevated because levels of insulin are too low. Insulin is the hormone needed to process ...
Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes
...ledge alone does not translate into improved blood sugar
control, cholesterol levels, weight management or mortality rates. While education may be important, the researchers said that there are likely other health care delivery issues that must be addressed to reduce the risks of diabetic patients dying of...
Raisins fight oral bacteria
...ed as sweet and sticky, and any food that contains sugar
and is sticky is assumed to cause cavities," Wu said. "But our study suggests the contrary. Phytochemicals in raisins may benefit oral health by fighting bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease." "Moreover, raisins contain mainly fructose and gl...
TV confuses children about which foods are healthy, new study finds
...elly because "it has fruit in it and just a little sugar
is bad.""Although his answer was incorrect, his reasoning was nutritional," Harrison said.Conversely...
Lowering resistance to insulin may delay or prevent onset of type 2 diabetes
...were put on pioglitazone during PIPOD, their blood sugar
and insulin levels improved, and most significantly, their beta-cell function stabilized. Buchanan also reports that women who remained free of diabetes in PIPOD had certain factors in common. Before starting to take pioglitazone, they tended to have...
Variations in four inflammatory genes may predispose Mexican Americans to insulin resistance
...mand for insulin by producing more, causing excess sugar
to build up in the blood. Over time, insulin resi... in the blood. Depending on blood glucose levels, sugar
was added to see how well the cells used it. Patients were found to be less insulin resistant when ...
Canadian study demonstrates new approach to achieving diabetes control
...th type 2 diabetes can safely achieve target blood sugar
(glycemic) levels faster and more frequently when ... with no increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar
levels) compared to oral medications. "Often, insulin therapy is considered as a last resort during...
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