The researchers from Augusta University says that the born babies from mothers who had gestational diabetes during their pregnancy are at high risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and obesity. Some of the risk factors for gestational diabetes are poor diet, smoking and high blood sugar (glucose) levels.
As the incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (high blood pressure. BP) in children are on the rise, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded one million dollar "Pathway to Independence Award" to Dr. Jennifer Thompson, a postdoctoral fellow at the Augusta University to study the effects of gestational diabetes of mothers on children.
The objective of the study was to find out the markers for gestational diabetes (GD) in mothers during pregnancy so that mothers and physicians can take precautions and intervene.
Most of the babies of women with diabetes during their pregnancy are at a higher risk of birth defects, even though the pregnant women may control their blood sugar (glucose) levels during their pregnancy.
This may be because those babies were exposed to high blood sugar (glucose) levels during embryonic development (becoming a fetus) from fertilization.
The researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has found that the glucosamine (another form of sugar in the blood) may play an important role during the embryonic development stage.
The study has found a gene called GLUT2. The GLUT2 will mediate the efficient transport of the glucose from the blood to cell if the blood sugar (glucose) levels are high.
Now, the researchers are studying the role of GLUT2 and glucosamine during the embryonic development stage.
The glucosamine supplements are being prescribed for joint pain and not for the pregnant women as effects of glucosamine were not understood. The study was published in the Scientific Reports.
A study at Tufts University shows that regular butter consumption has no association with total mortality, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes. The United States Department of Agriculture has recommended 14 grams of butter (one tablespoon) consumption per day.
The researchers have conducted a study on 636,151 people with an average butter consumption between one-third of serving to 3.2 servings per day. The researchers have recorded the deaths, number of people diagnosed with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The analytical study shows a small association between butter consumption and total mortality, new diabetes diagnosis or cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The study has indicated that the butter is more healthful choice and slightly protective against type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Even though the butter is high in saturated fats, the researchers say that a combination of nutrients in food such as butter has a different effect on the health of the people when compared with the single nutrient.
But butter is the poor choice for cooking when compared with other oils containing unsaturated fats.
The study was published in the PLOS One.
Joseph Aloi, MD, the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, says that a less incidence of hypoglycemic events and lower average blood sugar (glucose) levels can be achieved with the use of eGlycemic Management System (eGMS) from Glytec.
When compared with the usual care, the hospitals can (easily) achieve the blood sugar (glucose) target levels in a patient with eGMS (short for eGlycemic).
Glytec's eGMS can support the manual medication of insulin dose by calculating the blood sugar level of a patient by considering other factors.
A study by Dr. Jack Juvik, Geneticist, the University of Illinois, has identified those genes that help the body in the accumulation of phenolic compounds present in broccoli.
Now, the researchers are trying to use the identified gene in breeding vegetables to improve the health without altering the physical characteristics of the vegetable and taste. The study was published in the Molecular Breeding.
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