Being active saves lives whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floor

http://ift.tt/2fmt4DQ Any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate, new research indicates.

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Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetes

http://ift.tt/2jO9gdM Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has remained cloaked, until now. In a new paper, researchers identified exosomes — extremely small vesicles or sacs secreted from most cell types — as the missing link.

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved

http://ift.tt/2xqFnVB In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have some features resembling alpha cells.