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Artificial sweeteners contributing directly to diabetes risk




The findings from two new studies have prompted US health scientists to state that the promotion of diet sodas and aspartame sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be “ill-advised.” Their findings were presented last weekend at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions. Both studies were conducted by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center […]




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Rethink On Cause Of Type 2 Diabetes




Growing evidence shows that surgery on the small bowel may effectively cure Type 2 diabetes – an approach that may change the way the disease is treated. Published in Diabetes Care, a new study presents scientific evidence that gastrointestinal bypass operations involving rerouting the gastrointestinal tract (gastric bypass) can cause diabetes remission independently of any […]




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Diabetes Damages Sperm DNA




Diabetic men have greater levels of DNA damage to their sperm, which may affect their fertility and their offspring’s future health, say researchers at Queen’s University, Belfast. Comparing the quality of DNA in sperm from diabetic and non-diabetic men, the study found that DNA fragmentation was greater in diabetic men (52 percent, versus 32 percent […]




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Getting Eye On Cannabinoids




With the multitude of chemical compounds contained in cannabis, odds are that at least a few of them are going to be beneficial to humans. In current research on how to modulate cannabinoid receptors in the human body, Dr. Gregory I. Liou, a molecular biologist at the Medical College of Georgia, has found that cannabidiol […]




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Umbilical Cord Blood May Overcome Stem Cell Stumbling Block




A report appearing in the journal Cell Proliferationdetails how researchers, from the University of Texas and Kingston University in the U.K., have produced embryonic-like stem cells from umbilical cord blood. The breakthrough, providing an ethical and reliable source of human stem cells, could substantially speed up the development of new treatments for life-threatening illnesses, injuries […]




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