Immune System / Vaccines

Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions

New research dispels the prevalent notion that glucose drives inflammation in obesity-related type 2 diabetes. The findings may explain why so many treatments to prevent complications in type 2 diabetes have failed. Researchers used cell culture experiments to reveal that defects in the cells’ mitochondria, along with exposure to certain types of fats, drive inflammation […]

Heart Disease

Switching off this enzyme reversed prediabetes in mice

Targeting the body’s ceramide chemistry in a subtle way could lead to the development of safe new treatments for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic conditions. Scientists have reversed prediabetes by switching off a certain enzyme. This was the suggestion that scientists made after finding that they could reverse prediabetes in mice with […]

Heart Disease

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

New research finds an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes among people who take statins in an effort to lower their cholesterol levels and keep heart disease at bay. Among statins’ unwanted effects may be an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the […]