Based on 15-year findings from the DPP and DPPOS, clinicians need to “start paying more attention to physical activity” in those with prediabetes, says the lead author.
Researchers at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have described a network of stem cells in the biliary tree, liver, and pancreas – and they are proposing to consider it as a framework for understanding liver and pancreas regeneration after extensive or chronic injuries.
Taking it one step further, they suggest that these stem cells should be considered for the study and treatment of diseases that affect these organs – such as type 1 diabetes.
Lowering cholesterol with medications is a total waste of time
Current nutritional approaches to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes generally rely on reductions in dietary fat. The success of such approaches has been limited and therapy more generally relies on pharmacology. The argument is made that a re-evaluation of the role of carbohydrate restriction, the historical and intuitive approach to the problem, may provide an alternative and possibly superior dietary strategy. The rationale is that carbohydrate restriction improves glycemic control and reduces insulin fluctuations which are primary targets. Experiments are summarized showing that carbohydrate-restricted diets are at least as effective for weight loss as low-fat diets and that substitution of fat for carbohydrate is generally beneficial for risk of cardiovascular disease. These beneficial effects of carbohydrate restriction do not require weight loss. Finally, the point is reiterated that carbohydrate restriction improves all of the features of metabolic syndrome.
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Dr Katharine Morrison.