Turmeric Benefits: Turmeric Benefits Weight Loss and Diabetes!

There may be a new way to spice up your weight loss routine, according to results from a new animal model study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists and colleagues. The researchers theorized that dietary curcumin (turmeric) could stall the spread of fat-tissue by inhibiting new blood vessel growth, called…

Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes and Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Neuropathy. One of alpha-lipoic acid’s primary uses is to treat nerve damage, including diabetic neuropathy, a dangerous long-term complication of diabetes that causes pain and loss of feeling in the limbs.

Diabetes: Kidney Damage Reversed

A low carbohydrate diet may be appropriate to avoid the risk of kidney failure to already failing kidneys according to Swedish researchers. An obese patient with type 2 diabetes whose diet was changed from the recommended high-carbohydrate, low-fat type to a low-carbohydrate diet showed a significant reduction in bodyweight, improved…

Intensive Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes May Be Fatal

  Intensively targeting blood sugar to near-normal levels in adults with type 2 diabetes at especially high risk for heart attack and stroke does not significantly reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as fatal or nonfatal heart attacks or stroke, but increases risk of death, compared to standard…

Diabetes: A Risk Factor For Tuberculosis

One possible risk factor for tuberculosis is diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels and long-term complications involving the circulation, eyes and kidneys, and the body’s ability to fight infection. Active tuberculosis can be cured by taking a combination of several antibiotics every day for at least six…

Leptin and Insulin: The Effects of Glucose and Fructose

An upcoming study should help reveal how two kinds of sugars in our foods, glucose and fructose, affect the body’s production of leptin and insulin. Agricultural Research Service chemist Nancy L. Keim, Peter J. Havel and Craig H. Warden, a genetics and pediatrics researcher at U.C. Davis, are collaborating in…

Diabetes and Cinnamon

ARS scientists and colleagues have isolated and characterized several polyphenolic polymer compounds from cinnamon bark that could one day become natural ingredients in products aimed at lowering blood sugar levels. The newly identified chemical structures were recently named in a patent application and described in the Journal of Agricultural and…

Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics and Resistance Training

Among Hispanics, type 2 diabetes prevalence is about double that of non-Hispanic whites. Hispanic men and women over 55 with an average 9-year history of type-2 diabetes were reported to gain significant benefits from exercise (resistance training) in a study by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research…

Gymnema – An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Studies show that Gymnema is a natural treatment for type 2 diabetes. Gymnema has also been shown to be an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes. Case reports and studies involving both humans and animals suggest that it may work in several ways to help control both type 1 diabetes…

Heart Disease May Be Reversible in Adults with Diabetes

Heart disease may be reversible in adults with type 2 diabetes. Aggressively lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels below current targets in adults with type 2 diabetes may help to prevent – and possibly reverse – hardening of the arteries, according to new research supported by the National Heart, Lung,…

Type 2 Diabetes Is Carbohydrate Intolerance

Prior to the discovery of medical treatments for diabetes, limiting carbohydrates was the predominant treatment recommendation to treat diabetes mellitus (type 2). Researchers at Duke University Medical Center argue that carbohydrate-restriction should be reincorporated into contemporary treatment studies for diabetes mellitus. In the early 20th century, before any medications were…