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Diabetes advice: Go Mediterranean and skip breakfast

Swedish research offers unusual recommendations for diabetes patients: Skip breakfast and tuck into a large Mediterranean-style lunch instead.

Low birth weight can increase hunger in adulthood

Foetuses that receive insufficient nutrition risk ending up as adults who overeat without satisfying their hunger. This is due to a faulty central mechanism in their fat stem cells.

Spit can reveal disease

Swedish scientists say in the near future a simple saliva test will suffice to reveal serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.

Childhood obesity gene identified

Defects on a special ’satiety gene’ may constitute a rare but important cause of early childhood obesity.

Exercise does not work wonders for everyone

Some people can lose weight and gain muscle without improving their ability to regulate blood sugar, new study reveals.

Soccer is as effective as blood pressure drugs

Regular soccer training improves cardiac function, increases exercise capacity and lowers blood pressure in men with type 2 diabetes, new study shows.

Mathematician discovers possible diabetes cure

A new mathematical analysis reveals that a simple boost of the immune system may cure type 1 diabetes. Swedish research confirms the mathematical calculations.

Possible new cause of diabetes, obesity and poor growth

Scientists have discovered a completely new function of a specific protein. This may help explain diabetes, obesity and slow growth.

Smartphones in the battle against foot sores

Diabetics with foot sores can now be more efficiently monitored and checked from home. Nurses who visit patients at home can use smartphones to send pictures to specialists.

Slim and healthy people also get type 2 diabetes

Researchers have found a way of dividing type 2 diabetes patients into subgroups. Surprisingly, only one in four patients goes through what is considered the most common course of the disease.