‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

http://ift.tt/2nqFAS6 Researchers have found — for the first time — that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial effect on the immune system and protected against type 1 or juvenile diabetes.

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Biomarker found that could help predict the onset of Type 1 diabetes

http://ift.tt/2o4pscj A significant finding has been made that has the potential to contribute to the identification of biological markers that predict the development of Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease.

Scientists discover new class of anti-diabetes compounds that reduce liver glucose production

http://ift.tt/2nZqRjT A team of scientists has identified a new class of compounds that reduce production of glucose in the liver, which is linked to type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of cases in the United States.

Implementing large-scale teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program

http://ift.tt/2orqLOi Can a large-scale, primary care-based teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening (TDRS) program reduce wait times for screening and improve the timeliness of care in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the largest publicly operated county safety net health care system in the United States?

Survivors of childhood brain tumors have increased body fat

http://ift.tt/2n8fX7L New research findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in survivors of childhood brain tumors. This may program their future risk of these diseases and impact their outcomes.

Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacks

http://ift.tt/2nkTiFZ Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team has now identified one of the causes: Diabetes is associated with the loss of small blood vessels around the heart. This in turn affects the entire cardiac muscle. A genetic therapy that promotes the growth of blood vessels may offer a remedy.