Late night snack with cottage cheese has no major adverse metabolic effects

Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former Florida state university graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism, and overall health. They compared protein from whole food (cottage cheese) versus liquid protein … Continue reading Late night snack with cottage cheese has no major adverse metabolic effects

Pecan consumption linked to improved cardiovascular and diabetic biomarkers

Researchers have conducted a study to see if eating pecans had an impact on cardiovascular disease and diabetes biomarkers. This study was funded by National Pecan Shellers Association and findings are published in journal Nutrition.Researchers conducted a placebo-controlled crossover trial of 26 subjects. All subjects were provided with meals to carefully control their food intake. For … Continue reading Pecan consumption linked to improved cardiovascular and diabetic biomarkers

New biomarkers to predict the success of diabetic macular edema treatment

Researchers have found new biomarkers that predict prognosis following current treatments for diabetic macular edema. The research was led by Dr. Rajeev Muni, a vitreoretinal surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital. The study is published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.Diabetic macular edema is one the common complication of Diabetes. It is associated with the accumulation of fluid in the macula, … Continue reading New biomarkers to predict the success of diabetic macular edema treatment

Oral ketone supplements control blood glucose spikes

Researchers have shown that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood glucose levels, presenting a potential future method to control blood glucose spikes experienced by diabetics.Previous studies have shown that intravenoous ketones can reduce blood sugar levels. In this study, researchers has shown that a ketone ester supplement given orally can also lower blood sugar … Continue reading Oral ketone supplements control blood glucose spikes

Animal studies show that naturally occurring peptide catestatin has potential as anti-obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment

Research by team from University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight.In a study published in journal Diabetes, researchers identified catestatins's role in the recruitment and function of … Continue reading Animal studies show that naturally occurring peptide catestatin has potential as anti-obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment

Metformin influences gut microbiome

A recent study at Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Girona indicates thatcontrol of blood glucose by metformin is achieved partly through modulation of the gut microbiota. Results of the study are published in journal Nature Medicine.Fredrik Bäckhed's research group at Sahlgrenska Academy has previously shown that the gut microbiota is altered in patients with type … Continue reading Metformin influences gut microbiome

Brain changes in diabetic patients

A new study published in Diabetologia reveals that overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants.The research conducted by Dr Sunjung Yoon and Dr In Kyoon Lyoo (Ewha Brain Institute, Ewha Womens University, Seoul, South Korea), Hanbyul … Continue reading Brain changes in diabetic patients

New tissue-engineered platform for islet cell transplantation found effective in type 1 diabetic patients

Researchers from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have produced the clinical results demonstrating that pancreatic islet cells transplanted within a tissue-engineered platform can achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes. The research findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Fluorescence microscopy of islets in the omentum transplanted within the biologic scaffold. In red … Continue reading New tissue-engineered platform for islet cell transplantation found effective in type 1 diabetic patients

Gut microbiome shown to protect against type 2 diabetes

New study form the University of Eastern Finland showed that a high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a whole grain products and fibre-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight … Continue reading Gut microbiome shown to protect against type 2 diabetes

Research on Allulose, a rare naturally occuring sugar show promise as healthy alternative to Sucrose

Animal research have shown that low calorie natural sugars like allulose could help regulate glucose levels. Researchers are now trying to find out how it works, and their findings are reported in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.Sucrose is the natural sweetener what everyone refer to when sugar is on the ingredient list. Allulose, which is … Continue reading Research on Allulose, a rare naturally occuring sugar show promise as healthy alternative to Sucrose