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Eating Breakfast May Not Improve Metabolism

People who ate breakfast showed greater physical activity and more stable blood glucose readings, but did not have significant changes in metabolism at six weeks compared with those who skipped breakfast. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Aug. 2014 

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Statin Drugs Must Be Taken Properly

Coronary artery disease patients who are faithful about taking their statin drugs are more likely to reduce their bad cholesterol levels than those who fail to follow their doctors" orders. The new study points out the importance of counseling patients who are not adherent. For those patients who do take ...

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Insulin Production Controlled by Acid Sensor Implant

Researchers have developed an implantable molecular device that monitors acid build-up in the body for people with diabetes and produces insulin if acidosis becomes a risk. A team of bioengineers from ETH Zurich"s Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel developed the device which is composed of two ...

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New Blood Test Approved to Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

The FDA has allowed marketing of the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test which can help determine whether a person has type 1 diabetes. When used with other tests and patient clinical information, the test may help some people with type 1 diabetes receive a timely diagnosis and treatment ...

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MannKind Partners with Sanofi to Market Afrezza

MannKind will get 35% of the profits while Sanofi is set to get 65% of profits on Afrezza. Afrezza was approved with a black box warning which states, "Acute bronchospasm has been observed in patients with asthma and COPD using Afrezza. Afrezza is contraindicated in patients with chronic lung disease such as asthma ...

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Implantable Molecular Device Produces Insulin

Swiss scientists have created an implantable molecular device with a sensor that measures blood pH levels and a gene feedback mechanism that produces the necessary amount of insulin if acidosis becomes a risk for type 1 diabetes patients. The molecular device was designed using various genes and proteins, and comprises a ...

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Excess Weight Associated with 10 Cancers

In a study using data from 5 million patients, researchers found that obese or overweight individuals had a higher risk of developing 10 common cancers. Leukemia and cancers of the uterus, gallbladder, kidney, cervix and thyroid rose linearly along with weight. Higher BMI was associated with a greater risk of ...

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