Low dose of endotoxin could have protective effect on men at risk of acute kidney injury

Related video In a counterintuitive result, researchers found that giving male rats a low dose of the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) prior to inducing a model of acute kidney injury (AKI) improved outcomes. Their study will be presented today at the 2019 American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Conference, Control of Renal Function in […]

Study reverses previous understanding of how Type 2 diabetes develops in black African people

Related video New research funded by Diabetes UK has reversed scientists’ previous understanding of how Type 2 diabetes develops in black African people. Scientists currently believe that Type 2 diabetes develops because the body stops responding properly to the insulin it produces over time. This is called insulin resistance. But this study, published in Diabetologia, […]

Study highlights potential health impact of zero-calorie sweeteners

Related video The problem with sweeteners Maternal sweetener consumption affects pre-weaned offspring Should pregnant or lactating mothers avoid sweeteners? As a sugar substitute, zero-calorie sweeteners may reduce tooth decay and blood sugar spikes. Seven are approved worldwide and safe for humans – but does this mean they’re healthy? For the first time, scientists exposed pregnant […]

What to know about sugar in fruit

Related video Fruit sugars vs. other sugars Potential risks Things to be aware of Benefits of eating fruit Summary With so many fad diets and sources of nutrition advice, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction — especially when it comes to sugar. However, it is worth noting that the body metabolizes fruit […]