New Breakthroughs in Diabetes Cure
Few decades ago, diabetes often resulted in early death, kidney failure, blindness or other severe medical complications. However, in recent years, several breakthroughs and advances have taken place in diabetes treatment. Advanced technology and effective medication have increased the life expectancy of diabetic patients.
Several researchers across the world are still trying to minimize and cure the complications associated with diabetes. Most of the researches are conducted through clinical trials. These studies are carried out with human volunteers and include testing experimental drugs, new therapies and lifestyle changes.
Recent Discoveries and Developments in Diabetes Treatment
A study conducted by the University of Cincinnati found that enzyme action can be targeted for diabetes cure. The research found a new cellular pathway, which can be helpful for developing potential treatments for diseases related to obesity, such as inflammation, insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver disease and heart diseases.
The dysfunctional fat tissues are root cause of obesity related diseases. The study also found that the action of an enzyme, HDAC9 (histone deacetylase 9), can result in body fat dysfunction induced by obesity. The researchers have identified HDAC9 as a regulator of fat cell differentiation.
The study concluded that HDAC9-regulated pathways can be targeted for developing therapeutic treatments for obesity related diseases. The researchers are pursuing further studies to understand the effects of diet on HDAC9 levels in fat tissues.
Another study conducted by the University of Leicester found a new mechanism for regulating blood sugar levels. The study focused on the mechanisms of the human body to control blood sugar levels following a meal. The study discovered the crucial role played by a specific protein to maintain stable blood sugar levels. The M3-muscarinic receptor protein is essential for improving blood sugar levels. The protein is present in the cells, which release insulin in the pancreas. However, it needs to be active and undergo a specific change. The alteration can trigger insulin release and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Source by Dr. Marc Ott