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Better diabetic foot disease care would save taxpayers billions


Australia could save billions of dollars in healthcare costs by investing in proven treatments for people with diabetic foot disease, according to QUT research.
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Study reveals a biological link between stress and obesity


For the first time - researchers revealed a connection between anxiety and metabolic disorders at the molecular level; the discovery opens new possibilities for detecting and treating both symptoms.
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Multifaceted genetic impact of training


Endurance training changes the activity of thousands of genes and give rise to a multitude of altered DNA-copies, RNA, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report. The study, which also nuances the concept of muscle memory, is published in the journal PLOS Genetics.
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Unique molecular atlas of pancreas produced


Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to produce the first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas. They have also revealed differences in genetic activity between people with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls.
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Gap in the market for wearables that monitor sedentary behavior


Sedentary behavior monitoring is under-represented in the wearable tech market, a new study has found. Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behavior that helps improve health, research reveals.
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Risk factor air pollution


Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes.
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Sugar addiction: Discovery of a brain sugar switch


Researchers at Technical University of Munich discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers around the world had assumed that this was a purely passive process.
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Early and late menopause can increase risk of type 2 diabetes


Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large national trial aimed at preventing disease in postmenopausal women.
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