Obesity and Diabetes
December 15, 2006 2:34 PM   Subscribe

Obesity and Diabetes - another free supplement by Nature
posted by Gyan (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ironically, this is sponsored by Nestle. (A major producer of infant formula).
posted by serazin at 2:38 PM on December 15, 2006

Speaking of diabetes, I was going to put an FPP together about this, but (a) I'm not that knowledgable about diabetes (b) this only reports on preliminary findings in mice, not humans and (c) I've never heard of the journal Cell and can't speak to their reliability. Still, envigorating news if it proves fruitful.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 3:09 PM on December 15, 2006

Cell is a very very well respected journal.
posted by porpoise at 3:14 PM on December 15, 2006

Ha Ha! It's funny cause it is sponsored by sugar-pushers Nestle, and NONE of the articles mention the word sugar even ONCE. Seems like you get what you pay for, even in Nature.
posted by JoddEHaa at 3:39 PM on December 15, 2006

Thanks Terminal Verbosity. This may turn out to be great news!
posted by UseyurBrain at 3:48 PM on December 15, 2006

JoddEHaa: I see glucose right in the title of the second paper.
posted by monocyte at 3:54 PM on December 15, 2006

sugar is only 50% glucose :)
posted by JoddEHaa at 4:14 PM on December 15, 2006

oh good! I almost started a book of fiction tonight.
thanks for sparing me that.
posted by Busithoth at 4:25 PM on December 15, 2006

More accurately titled, Obesity and Type II Diabetes. They qualify frequently within the text, but not everywhere, and not in the title.
posted by crispynubbins at 4:27 PM on December 15, 2006

Wow. If this pans out, this would be like Salk and Polio. I mean, the *eradication* of a disease. When even the researchers are gobsmacked, that's a positive sign.
posted by tzikeh at 4:43 PM on December 15, 2006

In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body's nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of Canadians.
You know, I don't think of myself as culturally self-centered, but it took me a second to figure out that last big. My first reaction was "Canadians? What the hell does Canada have to do with diabetes?"

I'm not proud of it, but there you have it.
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 5:04 PM on December 15, 2006

sugar is only 50% glucose :)

Glucose is a type of sugar, Sucrose is what's normally called "table sugar" Fructose is the sugar found in fruits, and Lactose is the kind of sugar found in milk. There are a lot of different types of sugars.
posted by delmoi at 6:49 PM on December 15, 2006

Wow, let me just say how friggin' awsome wikipedia is. Take this passage from the paper:
The most critical factor in the emergence of metabolic diseases is obesity. Adipose tissue modulates metabolism by releasing NEFAs and glycerol, hormones — including leptin and adiponectin — and proinflammatory cytokines. In obesity, the production of many of these products is increased. Retinol-binding protein-4 (RBP4) induces insulin resistance through reduced phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase (PI(3)K) signalling in muscle and enhanced expression of the gluconeogenic enzyme phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in the liver through
Adipose, glycerol, leptin adiponectin, cytokines, kinase, and even phosphoenolpyruvate and Phosphatidylinositol had entries. Don't look for that in brittanica...
posted by delmoi at 7:13 PM on December 15, 2006

What the hell does Canada have to do with diabetes?
More than a wee bit, actually.
posted by rob511 at 8:27 PM on December 15, 2006

Excellent post. Thanks.
posted by Bravocharlie at 7:00 AM on December 16, 2006

JoddEHaa, you are cementing your reputation as a retard.
posted by Mister_A at 7:22 AM on December 16, 2006

Mister_A, delmoi:

Sucrose is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. Therefore sugar is 50% glucose.
posted by JoddEHaa at 4:49 AM on December 17, 2006

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