Summary: In males, a genetic variant of DUSP8 can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by impairing the brain’s...
A new study reports DISC1, a gene that plays a role in some psychiatric illnesses, also influences the production of insulin creating pancreatic beta cells.
A new study suggests amylin could be a second amyloid and a new biomarker for age related dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers focus on gray matter volume on three areas of the brain. Findings suggest cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity and diabetes could be early indicators for Alzheimer's disease.
According to a new study, diabetic episodes of hypoglycemia may increase the risk of developing dementia, while having dimentia could increase the risk of experiencing low blood sugar levels.
Two new studies from researchers at USC provide fresh insight into Alzheimer's risks. Researchers say attending college can stave off dementia and help retain memories in old age. Additionally, researchers report reducing diabetes and hypertension after 50 could increase longevity in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation in an extended Amish family that allow them to live 10 percent longer and have 10 percent longer telomeres than other Amish kindred members who do not have the mutation. People with this mutation also have a lower diabetes risk and lower vascular aging, researchers note.
Consumed alone, artificial sweeteners do not appear to have a negative impact. However, when consumed with carbohydrates, insulin sensitivity changes and the brain has a decreased response to sweet tastes.
Researchers have developed a probiotic 'cocktail' from gut bacteria found in infant feces. They say the 'cocktail' could help to increase the body's ability to produce short chain fatty acids. The probiotic could be used to help those suffering from cancers, autoimmune disorders, obesity, diabetes and other disorders which limit the ability of the body to produce SCFAs naturally.