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Eating Whole Fresh fruits lowers risk of diabetes, drinking juice raises it

Eating Whole Fresh fruits lowers risk of diabetes, drinking juice raises it

Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study. British, US and Singaporean researchers pored over data from three big health investigations that took place in the United States, spanning a quarter of a century in all. More than 187,000 nurses and other professional caregivers were enrolled. Their health was monitored over the following years, and…

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New ‘Smart’ Nanotherapeutics Can Deliver Drugs Directly to the Pancreas

New ‘Smart’ Nanotherapeutics Can Deliver Drugs Directly to the Pancreas

ScienceDaily (Jan. 12, 2012) — A research collaboration between the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston has developed “smart” injectable nanotherapeutics that can be programmed to selectively deliver drugs to the cells of the pancreas. Although this nanotechnology will need significant additional testing and development before being ready for clinical use, it could potentially improve treatment for Type I diabetes by increasing therapeutic efficacy and reducing side effects. The approach was found to increase…

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Drug prevents Type 2 Diabetes in Majority of High-Risk Individuals

Drug prevents Type 2 Diabetes in Majority of High-Risk Individuals

A pill taken once a day in the morning prevented type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease, U.S. scientists report. The team also noted a 31 percent decrease in the rate of thickening of the carotid artery, the major vessel that supplies blood to the brain. The study, which enrolled 602 participants through The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and…

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