Online interactive app motivates diabetes patients to increase physical activity
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  January 14, 2018  
  Diabetes  
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 Online interactive app motivates diabetes patients to increase physical activityOnline interactive app motivates diabetes patients to increase physical activity
 
As the holidays draw to a close, 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes had to navigate the minefield of treats, drinks, and dinners. Many patients have stepped up to meet the challenge of moderating their diet, but fewer embrace the benefits of physical activity in controlling their blood sugar.
 
 
 Chronic exposure to arsenic may increase risk of diabetes, study revealsChronic exposure to arsenic may increase risk of diabetes, study reveals
 
A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes.
 
   New 3-D imaging system offers insight into potential obesity and diabetes treatmentsNew 3-D imaging system offers insight into potential obesity and diabetes treatments
 
Researchers have developed A 3-D tissue imaging system that has revealed the inner workings of fat cells in mice, providing insight into potential therapeutic targets for combating obesity and diabetes.
 
   Study identifies mechanisms underlying glucose-induced peripheral neuropathyStudy identifies mechanisms underlying glucose-induced peripheral neuropathy
 
New research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., and her team has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also plays a role in peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes.
 
   Clinical study investigates lifestyle biomarkers in prostate cancer survivorsClinical study investigates lifestyle biomarkers in prostate cancer survivors
 
Advanced glycation end products, which have been linked to many chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, build up in the body from birth due to normal metabolism but are often higher in those eating the high-fat, high-sugar, highly processed foods characteristic of the Western diet.
 
 Researchers aim to improve lung cancer detection using simple blood test
 
Researchers aim to improve lung cancer detection using simple blood testSimple blood tests can reveal a great deal about a person's health. They can uncover infection, anemia, diabetes and high cholesterol and provide clues about many other conditions.
 
 
 Scientists find gene that predisposes Greenlanders to obesity
 
Scientists find gene that predisposes Greenlanders to obesityGreenland is like many other countries struggling with overweight and obesity. Both environment and genetics play a role in development of obesity.
 
 
 Regeneron forms consortium to accelerate largest widely-available human sequencing resource
 
Regeneron forms consortium to accelerate largest widely-available human sequencing resourceBy the end of 2019, Regeneron plans to sequence the exomes of all 500,000 people within the UK Biobank resource, all with associated health records, creating an unprecedented resource linking human genetic variations to human biology and disease.
 
 
 3D images of fat cells reveal potential targets to fight against obesity
 
3D images of fat cells reveal potential targets to fight against obesityStunning three-dimensional images of fat cells, the first of their kind, are the latest tactic in the ongoing fight against the global obesity epidemic.
 
 
 Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgery
 
Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgeryAdolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the most recent "Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery" (Teen-LABS) study, published online today by Pediatrics.
 
 
 WPI professor receives Smith Family Foundation grant to explore biology of cancer cells
 
WPI professor receives Smith Family Foundation grant to explore biology of cancer cellsAmity Manning, assistant professor of biology and biotechnology, has received a three-year, $300,000 award from the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research.
 
 
 Despite prod by ACA, tax-exempt hospitals slow to expand community benefits
 
The federal health law’s efforts to get nonprofit hospitals to provide more community-wide benefits in exchange for their lucrative tax status has gotten off to a slow start, new research suggests.
 
 
 Longer sedentary time linked to higher levels of internal and abdominal fat
 
Longer sedentary time linked to higher levels of internal and abdominal fatA team of researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, UK - a partnership between Leicester's Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University - has found new evidence to suggest that longer periods of sedentary time (defined as any sitting/reclining activity with low energy expenditure) are more strongly associated with the amount of fat deposited around internal organs.
 
 
 Study identifies enzyme that regulates inflammation and metabolism in fat tissue
 
Study identifies enzyme that regulates inflammation and metabolism in fat tissueThe human body has two primary kinds of fat--white fat, which stores excess calories and is associated with obesity, and brown fat, which burns calories in order to produce heat and has garnered interest as a potential means of combating obesity.
 
 
 EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health
 
EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral healthIn order to call attention to the growing burden of tooth decay and severe gum disease, and to the simple and cost-effective preventive interventions available to address these conditions, the European Federation of Periodontology is launching the Perio and Caries awareness campaign today.
 
 
 Unhealthy diet makes the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term
 
Unhealthy diet makes the body's defenses more aggressive in the long termThe immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high-calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn.
 
 
 Sunlight exposure may help lose weight
 
Sunlight exposure may help lose weightPutting on extra kilos during winters has been blamed on holiday treats and less physical activity. Now a new study shows that less exposure to be the key to putting on the weight. A sunny vacation might help lose that extra weight say researchers at University of Alberta in Canada. The study appeared in the journal Scientific Reports.
 
 
 How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
 
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?Alcohol when over-consumed for the first time causes severe effects. Heavy drinking greatly affects not only the liver, but also many other parts of the body system.
 
 
 Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gain
 
Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gainWe may have a new reason, in addition to vitamin D generation, to bask in a little sunshine. A breakthrough study by University of Alberta researchers has shown the fat cells that lie just beneath our skin shrink when exposed to the blue light emitted by the sun.