Lack of glucose in brain may predict Alzheimer's risk

Lack of glucose in brain may predict Alzheimer's risk

Chronic episodes of a dip in the sugar levels in the brain may trigger the onset of cognitive decline, especially memory loss leading to Alzheimer's disease, researchers warned.

Feb 01, 2017, 21:13 PM IST

Scientists create better blood sugar test for diabetes

 US researchers have developed a more precise method for estimating average blood sugar levels that can cut diagnostic errors by more than 50 percent compared to the current widely used but sometimes inaccurate test.

Oct 07, 2016, 00:55 AM IST

Higher the mindfulness, healthier your glucose levels

The results show an association and do not prove a cause, but they are part of a program led by Brown University where researchers are studying whether interventions that increase mindfulness can improve cardiovascular health.

Feb 24, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

Eating lima beans may boost longevity

 If new research in male fruit flies holds up, eating lima beans might help men live longer.

Feb 06, 2016, 16:31 PM IST

New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

Using a combination of two blood sugar tests rather than a single test would improve detection of pre-diabetes in children and adults, according to a new study led by the Georgia State University in the US.

Dec 01, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Here`s what`s wrong with Paleo diet

A recent theory has underpinned the Paleo diet, a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that has grown in popularity.

Oct 05, 2015, 09:26 AM IST

Insulin pumps safe for up to five years: Study

Insulin pumps are safe for up to five years in patients with type 2 diabetes and could be a useful option for those who have failed to control their blood glucose levels through insulin injections, according to a new study.

Oct 01, 2015, 20:47 PM IST
Eating cooked carbs made humans smarter than others

Eating cooked carbs made humans smarter than others

Eating meat may have kick-started the evolution of bigger brains, but carbohydrate consumption, particularly in the form of cooked starchy foods together with evolution of genes that increased our ability to digest starch made us smarter.

Aug 07, 2015, 14:29 PM IST

Diabetes may weaken immunity

People with uncontrolled diabetes may find it hard to control infections as high blood sugar can unleash destructive molecules that interfere with the body's natural infection-control mechanism.

Aug 07, 2015, 12:36 PM IST
Have a sweet tooth? Blame your genes

Have a sweet tooth? Blame your genes

The answer of why some people have a sweet tooth while others avoid extra servings of desserts lies in your genes, scientists say.

Jul 17, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Pet care helps improve Type 1 diabetes

Incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels, finds a study.

Jun 26, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

Faster the heart pulse, higher the future risk of diabetes

A new study linking heart rate and diabetes has suggested that a person's risk of diabetes can be determined by evaluating the heart rate.

May 23, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

How fructose, glucose affect our appetite

Scientists have revealed how fructose and glucose have different effects on physiological and behavioural responses to food.

May 02, 2015, 14:15 PM IST

Quitting smoking briefly deteriorates diabetes control

Diabetics who quit smoking are likely to experience deterioration in their glucose control for up to three years, says a study.

Apr 30, 2015, 18:24 PM IST

Fasting-drugs combo may replace chemotherapy

Fasting combined with a less-toxic class of drugs may starve cancer cells to death so effectively that the new treatment may one day replace chemotherapy, suggests new research.

Mar 31, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

Diabetes drugs may increase risk of heart failure

A new study has examined that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients.

Mar 29, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

Mindfulness-based stress reduction improves quality of life in obese women

A new study has revealed that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) improves quality of life in obese women and may decrease fasting glucose.

Mar 15, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

Link between inflammation and type 2 diabetes identified

A team of researchers has identified the link between inflammation and type 2 diabetes.

Feb 06, 2015, 15:09 PM IST

Nasal insulin spray may treat Alzheimer's disease

Nasal spray of a man-made form of insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood, may improve working memory in adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, new research has found.

Jan 12, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

Table sugar less toxic than fructose

All "added sugar" found typically in processed foods are bad but among them the fructose found in corn syrup may harm you more than table sugar, new research has found.

Jan 05, 2015, 13:11 PM IST

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