Genetics

Diabetes: Belly fat gene increases risk

Excess weight is a known risk factor for diabetes. However, the latest study finds that where and how that fat is stored is just as important. The researchers identify and investigate a pivotal fat-controlling gene. A new study digs into the genetics of fat cells and their relationship with diabetes. According to the Centers for […]

Endocrinology

How estrogen therapy could prevent type 2 diabetes

New research strengthens the idea that estrogen therapy could help to prevent type 2 diabetes following menopause, after it identified the mechanisms by which the hormone helps to control blood sugar levels. Researchers reveal how estrogen could help to prevent type 2 diabetes in women who are postmenopausal. In a study of postmenopausal mice and […]

Nutrition / Diet

Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes

Excess weight is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Recent research, however, suggests one strategy that could help to prevent the condition in people who are overweight, and it involves giving up meat and dairy. Researchers say that a vegan diet could prevent diabetes in people who are overweight. Researchers found that overweight […]