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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How fructose, glucose affect our appetite

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Link between inflammation and type 2 diabetes identified

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

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.

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.

Self-reported daily exercise lowers blood sugar level in body

A new study has recently revealed that self-reported daily exercise helps in reducing blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

Dangerously low blood glucose levels in diabetics can be fatal for heart

A new study has confirmed an association between hypoglycaemia and an increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in insulin-treated patients with diabetes.

High-fructose drink consumption leads to overeating

 The brain responds differently to two forms of sugar, glucose and fructose, a new study says, adding that the consumption of fructose may promote overeating.

Why people crave for sugar-rich foods

 Researchers have discovered a mechanism that prompts people to seek food rich in glucose - the body's main energy source.

Scientists find brain mechanism behind glucose greed

British scientists have found a brain mechanism they think may drive our desire for glucose-rich food and say the discovery could one day lead to better treatments for obesity.