ADA Researchers In the News
Read about American Diabetes Association-funded researchers who have recently been featured in current news stories, research articles, and announcements relevant to our cause and successes.
July 31, 2013
Biological Clock May Influence Obesity and Diabetes
Disruptions in circadian rhythms, resulting from activities such as shift work or frequent jet lag, have been linked to various health risks, including sleep disorders, hormone imbalances, and even cancer progression. Circadian rhythms also play a critical role in the pathways that regulate energy and metabolism, and growing evidence suggests that circadian disruptions can also contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
June 30, 2013
Researcher Blocks the Harmful Effects of a High-Fructose Diet
Research has shown that consumption of fructose poses detrimental effects to health, including rapid fat accumulation in the liver and in other important organs. Lead investigator Yuri Sautin, PhD, from the University of Florida, has recently shed light on the way fructose is broken down, or metabolized, by the body. By elucidating these pathways he had discovered a way to potentially block its harmful effects.
May 31, 2013
Methane-producing Bacteria in Gut May Increase Risk for Diabetes
ADA-funded investigator Ruchi Mathur, MD is exploring a possible link between microorganisms found in the gut and an increased risk of developing obesity and diabetes.
April 30, 2013
Occasional Binge Drinking May Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
A study conducted by an Association-funded researcher indicates that binge drinking may increase the risk for developing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Lead investigator Christoph Buettner, MD, PhD, found that consuming alcohol in a binge pattern induces insulin resistance independent of caloric intake. Binge drinking appears to impair the way the brain responds to insulin, even well after the alcohol has been cleared from the system.
March 31, 2013
Brown Fat Transplant May Aid in Weight Loss and Diabetes Management
A study conducted by ADA-funded researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that brown fat transplants could help combat obesity and lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In the January 2013 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Laurie J. Goodyear, PhD, and postdoctoral fellow Roeland J.W. Middelbeek, MD, show that increasing brown fat via transplantation dramatically promotes weight loss and improves blood-glucose control in mice – results that they hope may translate to humans.
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