Diabetes compromises the immune system: Study finds diabetics face increased risk of serious infections

(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care revealed that patients with diabetes were at an increased risk of severe infections and infection-related death compared with the general public. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of St George’s London pooled data from 102,493 English primary care patients aged 40...
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Publication date: March–April 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &Reviews, Volume 13, Issue 2Author(s): Mahdieh Sedighi Pashaki, Tayebeh Eghbali, Seyed Hassan Niksima, Ahmed N. Albatineh, Reza Ghanei GheshlaghAbstractHealth literacy is one of the most important determinants of health. Limited health literacy can leads to reduced adherence to treatment, repeated hospitalizations, and increased diseases complications. Several studies on health literacy among Iranian patients with type 2 diabetes have reported different prevalences of health literacy. The present study is aimed to determ...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study was aimed to investigate the anti-oxidative and the ameliorative effects of Antrodia cinnamomea ethanol extract (ACEE) on reproduction dysfunction in male diabetic rats. The diabetic condition was induced by administrating the combination of streptozotocin (STZ) (65 mg/kg) and nicotinamide (NA) (230 mg/kg). Three different doses of ACEE were tested (385, 770, 1540 mg/kg) for 5 weeks. The results indicated that the ACEE improved STZ-NA induced hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance. In addition to this, ACEE reduced the degree of lipid peroxidation, recovered the abnormal str...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 112Author(s): Brindha Banu Balakrishnan, Kalaivani Krishnasamy, Vijayakumar Mayakrishnan, Arokiyaraj SelvarajAbstractThe current study investigates the effects of ethanolic extract of M. concanensis Nimmo leaves (EEMCNL) with respect to its potent protective tissue damage, antioxidant properties in serum, liver and kidney, histopathological evaluation, and PPARγ and GLUT4 gene expression in liver and pancreatic tissue of Streptozotocin-Nicotinamide (STZ-NA) induced diabetic rats. Animals were divided into five groups (n = 5): control; di...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): A. Alhussain, A. Alqarni, A. Alfaddagh, B. Gaffar, Maha El Tantawi, K. Al-KhalifaAbstractIntroductionStudies linked (1) Gingivitis is caused by plaque accumulation due to improper brushing. Internet (2, 3) internet to particular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes addiction may be linked to gingivitis due to lack of time needed for proper oral health. There is inadequacy of studies investigating the association between internet (4) practices use and gingivitis. This is needed to develop preventive programs. We hypot...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Stem Cell ReportsAuthor(s): Sang-Bing Ong, Won Hee Lee, Ning-Yi Shao, Nur Izzah Ismail, Khairunnisa Katwadi, Mim-Mim Lim, Xiu-Yi Kwek, Nathaly Anto Michel, Jiajun Li, Jordan Newson, Soroush Tahmasebi, Jalees Rehman, Kazuki Kodo, Hye Ryoun Jang, Sang-Ging OngSummaryThe relationship between diabetes and endothelial dysfunction remains unclear, particularly the association with pathological activation of calpain, an intracellular cysteine protease. Here, we used human induced pluripotent stem cells-derived endothelial cells (iPSC-ECs) to investigate the effects of dia...
Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
You likely know that after several years, type 2 diabetes commonly leads to serious complications. Common complications include diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney disease and kidney failure, heart disease, and increased potential for dementia, not to mention an average of 8 years lost off your life. Prescription drugs have only a modest effect on reducing risk, sometimes none, for these complications. But there is a way to dramatically reduce potential for diabetic complications: become a NON-diabetic. We’ve done it many times, as have others. But you cannot accomplish this by just following conventional diets...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates diabetes undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Eggs are a good source of protein for people with diabetes. They contain little carbohydrate and may improve fasting blood glucose levels. Learn more about the link between eggs and diabetes here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Uswatun Hasanah Zaidan, Nur Izzati Mohamad Zen, Nor Aida Amran, Suhaili Shamsi, Siti Salwa Abd GaniAbstractApart from being well known to the world as herb-based sweetening additive, Stevia rebaudiana (S. rebaudiana) and its phenolic compounds are considered as a natural antidiabetic alternative to replace synthetic drugs that possess numbers of side effects. Therefore, this study was aimed to evaluate the solvent effects on the extraction of phenolic compounds and steviol glycoside identification associated wit...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Christine Dammann, Claudia Stapelfeld, Edmund MaserAbstractThe microsomal enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1) interconverts glucocorticoid receptor-inert cortisone (11-dehydrocorticosterone in rodents) to its receptor-active form cortisol (corticosterone in rodents). Thus, 11β-HSD1 amplifies glucocorticoid action at the tissue level. According to the current literature, dysregulation of glucocorticoid signaling may contribute to the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome in which regener...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Nitric OxideAuthor(s): Mauricio A. Retamal, Viviana P. Orellana, Nicolás J. Arévalo, Cristóbal G. Rojas, Rodolfo J. Arjona, Constanza A. Alcaíno, Wendy González, Jonathan G. Canan, Rodrigo Moraga-Amaro, Jimmy Stehberg, Luis Reuss, Guillermo A. AltenbergAbstractUnder normal conditions, connexin (Cx) hemichannels have a low open probability, which can increase under pathological conditions. Since hemichannels are permeable to relatively large molecules, their exacerbated activity has been linked to cell damage. Cx46 is highly expres...
Source: Nitric Oxide - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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