Tag: Glucose

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much…

Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine

Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine Type 2 diabetes is driven by many metabolic pathways, with some pathways driven by amino acids, the molecular building blocks for proteins. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that one amino acid, alanine, may produce a short-term…

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Researchers in an attempt to understand why Cancers will hold onto sugar yet not use it as fuel discovered that Cancer Cells use sugar as a sort of voltage regulator. 1. Ca2 -dependent demethylation of phosphatase PP2Ac promotes glucose deprivation–induced cell death independently…

High Fructose Corn Syrup and possible Autism Connection?

High Fructose Corn Syrup and the possible Autism Connection? ***WARNING This Review is a little Technical*** We review the published research titled: * A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States 1) Ca, Mg and Zn, or losses or displacement of any of these minerals from the consumption…

Evidence Reveals Little Difference in Efficacy Between Intensive Insulin Therapies, Glucose Monitoring Approaches

29 JUL 2012 Advances in intensive insulin therapy and glucose monitoring are designed to improve glycemic control and quality of life while limiting adverse effects such as hypoglycemia and weight gain. Currently, there are several therapies being heavily marketed to patients, but there is little objective evidence available to guide decision making about which therapy…

Vitamin E found essential to repair muscle cells

Scientists identify an innate function of vitamin E The powerful antioxidant found in most foods helps repair tears in the plasma membranes that protect cells from outside forces and screen what enters and exits, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report in the journal Nature Communications.AUGUSTA, Ga. – It’s rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of…

Tear drops may rival blood drops in testing blood sugar in diabetes

Public release date: 9-Nov-2011   Scientists are reporting development and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood sugar levels from tears instead of blood — an advance that could save the world’s 350 million diabetes patients the discomfort of pricking their fingers for droplets of blood used…

What makes fructose fattening? OHSU researchers find some potential clues in the brain

Public release date: 9-Feb-2011 PORTLAND, Ore. – The dietary concerns of too much fructose is well documented. Sweeteners  containing fructose are commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic. Now, new research at Oregon Health & Science University demonstrates that the brain – which…

Diabetes can cause a sugar coating that smothers body’s immune defences

Public release date: 23-Aug-2010 –  The raised glucose can also form what can be described as a sugar coating that can effectively smother and block the mechanisms our bodies use to detect and fight bacterial and fungal infections.   Research led by the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that unhealthy…

Avoiding sweets may spell a longer life, study in worms suggests

Public release date: 2-Oct-2007   A new study in the October issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press, reveals that worms live to an older age when they are unable to process the simple sugar glucose. Glucose is a primary source of energy for the body and can be found in all major…