Astaxanthin supplementation may benefit type 2 diabetics by lowering their blood pressure and enhancing their glucose metabolism, say researchers in Iran.
The body's regulation of blood sugar levels is aided by skeletal muscles, a study has identified, in a mechanism that appears to identify its ability to ‘taste’ or ‘sense’ glucose in the body.
Being overweight and following a high-fat diet appears to reprogram virus-fighting immune cells into disease-promotors in a discovery that sheds light as to why the liver produces an excess of glucose in diabetics.
How stevia controls blood sugar levels has remained a mystery until now as researchers think they have unravelled the natural, no-calorie sweetener's action that results in its observed health benefits.
Allulose, a low-calorie, natural sugar could help regulate blood glucose levels as preliminary animal studies have highlighted this rare sugar’s ability to also manage weight gain.
Soy isoflavones may help in improving the cardiovascular health of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a study has determined.
Healthcare professionals may recommend moderate dark chocolate consumption after daily chocolate eating was tied to reducing heart disease risk factors, claim the authors of a cross-sectional study.
Including barley in the diet can improve blood sugar levels and help control hunger pangs in a surprising yet promisingly short period of time, say Swedish researchers.
Diabetics who skip breakfast may be provoking hazardous blood sugar spikes by fasting until lunch, according to new research.
Moderate consumption of sugary drinks has little impact on adolescents' metabolic health, as long as they remain physically active, according to a new trial.
Women consuming a high-protein breakfast may have better control over glucose and insulin levels, and could be at a lower risk of developing diabetes, say researchers.
There may be a biological link between paternal diet, bodyweight and health at the time of conception and the health of his offspring, according to research in rats.
Big breakfast backed to aid female fertility difficulties: Study
Eating a bigger breakfast in the morning, and cutting back on large meals in the evening, could help to assist women in overcoming reproductive difficulties, say researchers.
Sucralose sweetener may modify sugar metabolism: Study
Dietary intake of the non-nutritive sweetener sucralose might alter the way your body processes and reacts to normal dietary sugars, according to new research.
Targeting taste sensors in the gut could offer the food industry with a ‘new road’ to battling obesity, say researchers.
Research may explain link between high-fat diet and colon cancer
Fat-rich ‘Western’ diets have been linked with the risk of colon cancer for some time, but now researchers in the USA believe they have found a reason why.
Low calorie diet may reverse diabetes: Study
A new study has transformed thinking on type 2 diabetes by reporting that an extreme low calorie diet could reverse the condition in just eight weeks.
Science builds for National Starch's resistant starch
Consumption of resistant starch may reduce insulin resistance, and the development of diabetes and heart disease, according to preliminary results from National Starch.
Apple pectin may protect against metabolic syndrome
A highly methoxylated apple pectin (HMAP) may counter changes in
metabolism and cardiovascular health associated with the metabolic
syndrome, according to a study from Spain.
Olive oil-rich Med diet may protect against diabetes
Consuming a traditional Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit,
vegetables, olive oil and fish, may reduce the risk of developing
diabetes by a whopping 83 per cent, says a new study.
DSM brings blood sugar control ingredient to US
DSM has formally launched its new InsuVital ingredient in the US
market, where it hopes it will be snapped up by functional food
manufacturers looking to market their products to pre-diabetics.
Hydrocolloids' health benefits extended
Hydrocolloid ingredients commonly used as gelling agents,
emulsifiers and stabilizers may also have benefits for diabetics,
suggests new research from the Dow Chemical Company.
Study pits fruit juice vs sugar drinks for insulin resistance
A new epidemiological study indicates that people who consume 100
per cent fruit juice instead of sugary drinks have a reduced risk
of insulin resistance, providing more argument for long-term
studies using direct measures.
More magnesium-rich food for less diabetes - meta-analysis
Eating more magnesium-rich foods, like green leafy vegetables and
nuts, may reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, suggests a
meta-analysis of observational studies.
Cinnamon extract could ease metabolic syndrome
A daily supplement of cinnamon extract may boost antioxidant
defences and reduce the oxidative stress linked to the metabolic
syndrome, suggest results from a small placebo-controlled,
double-blind study from the US.
Scientists reveal mechanism behind high-fat, diabetes link
New research explains the mechanism behind the widely recognized
link between a high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes, providing an
insight into how high-fat diet-induced diabetes may be prevented.
When we eat, a risk factor in obesity?
Greater understanding of an internal clock that controls how much
we eat, could contribute to the fight against obesity, say
scientists, pinpointing "something deep within the brain."
Obesity - diabetes link: much more than food?
As EU Commissioner Kyprianou launches a new platform involving the
food industry and stakeholders to tackle rising obesity levels, new
research finds influences on diabetes - obesity link could be much
more than food, reports Lindsey...
Anthocyanins may help fight diabetes
Fruit compounds called anthocyanins could help lower blood sugar
levels in people with diabetes, suggest preliminary tests on
New findings on insulin activity and Alzheimer's link
A decreased level of an enzyme that breaks down insulin in brain
tissue may explain why diabetes patients have a higher risk of
Alzheimer's, report researchers.
Food compounds to fight diabetes
How many compounds in foods could help reduce the risk of insulin
resistance? Scientists are currently working on this question in a
bid to pinpoint which food components could protect human beings
from becoming insulin-resistant.
A drink a day keeps diabetes at bay
A couple of drinks a day can help reduce the risk of diabetes by
increasing insulin response, a new study shows.
Muscle mass to combat diabetes, new research
A mouse that was genetically genetically altered to get fat,
remained slim and trim thanks to the removal of a particular gene,
US researchers report this week.
Dietary fibre and insulin - data analysed
Scientists in the United States recently investigated a variety of
new information on the mechanisms that mediate insulin's biological
actions and, in particular, examined the effects of dietary
carbohydrates on insulin sensitivity.
Protein supplement to reduce diabetes in later life
A protein supplement given to pregnant women might stop children
developing diabetes decades later, suggest scientists.
Researchers at the...
High-fat diets linked to poorer brain function
New animal research suggests that fat-laden meal plans can take a
toll on the brain by effectively starving it of its energy supply.
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