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Almost Two Million Children Overweight In UK, 700,000 Are Obese
The number of overweight schoolchildren in the UK is almost two million, of which about 700,000 are obese, according to a study carried out by the International Obesity Taskforce. Over 25% of girls and 20% of boys are overweight.
Cinnamon May Help Treat Diabetes
Cinnamon has jumped from the kitchen to the science lab as scientists study the common spiceâ€™s potential effects on diabetes. Cinnamon appears to fight inflammation and help insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar. That news comes from researchers including Richard Anderson, PhD, CNS, of the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Md. (Jo: I have actually started taking cinnamon capsules just this past week. We’ll see.)
Protein may help prevent diabetes by keeping insulin-making cells alive
Diabetes researchers hoping to enlist the help of a protein targeted by cancer therapies have gained an important new insight into how the protein, known as mTOR, works in the pancreas.
Diabetes Care Still Lagging in US
Diabetes care in the United States has improved in the last decade, but there is still a long way to go, according to a new report by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There has been kind of a mixed message in the last five to seven years,” said report co-author Dr. K. M. Venkat Narayan, chief of the CDC’s Diabetes Epidemiology & Statistics Branch in the Division of Diabetes Translation. “There have been good improvements in some areas, which tell us it is possible to improve things, but there is still a job that is left undone.”
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