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

Brain changes in diabetic patients

A new study published in Diabetologia┬áreveals 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),… Continue reading Brain changes in diabetic patients

Medical device that activates heat shock response found helpful in Diabetic patients

Although effective for the treatment of diabetes, exercise is sometimes difficult for overweight or elderly people. A new wearable medical device developed by Kumamoto University has been found to effect visceral fat loss and improve blood glucose (sugar). The current study reports clinical trial results for optimal use frequency. Type 2 diabetes is a disease… Continue reading Medical device that activates heat shock response found helpful in Diabetic patients

Sleep loss and change in gut microbiota

Results from a new clinical study conducted at Uppsala University suggest that curtailing sleep alters the abundance of bacterial gut species that have previously been linked to compromised human metabolic health. The new article is published in the journal Molecular Metabolism. Changes in the composition and diversity of the gut microbiota have been associated with… Continue reading Sleep loss and change in gut microbiota