Higher body fat leads to increased atrophy of the brain's gray matter and a greater risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
Sleep disruptions have been linked to a higher risk of death, especially in those with type 2 diabetes. Researchers found those with type 2 diabetes who reported frequent sleep disruptions, were 87% more likely to die of any cause than those without diabetes or sleep disturbances. Additionally, those with diabetes and sleep disruptions were 12% more die over a nine-year period than those with diabetes alone.
Type 2 diabetes is not only associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, but it's also associated with an accelerated progression of Parkinson's symptoms.
Neurons in the infralimbic cortex control the link between food cues and behavioral actions, such as overeating or bad food choices. When these neurons are regulated, the rat models consumed fewer treats.
Verbal IQ, overall IQ, and brain volume are lower in children with type 1 diabetes than in their peers without the disorder. Researchers believe the cognitive and brain development differences are associated with hyperglycemia.
B. longum APC1472 reduces blood glucose levels and reduces weight gain in mouse models. The bacteria also keep ghrelin, a hormone associated with hunger, and the stress hormone cortisol in check.
Drinking water can suppress the vasopressin hormone receptor, mitigating obesity and metabolic syndrome in mice.
Dog owners whose pets are diabetic are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with healthier pets. The study supports the hypothesis that pet owners may share certain behaviors, such as physical activity level, with their pet.
PBDEs, common flame retardants found on household furniture, caused an increased risk of diabetes in mice only exposed to the chemicals through their mother's milk. In addition to increased glucose intolerance, researchers also noted higher levels of endocannabinoid in the livers of the offspring of mice exposed to PBDEs.