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Portugal prohibits unhealthy food from schools

The Portuguese government has banned the sale or consumption of unhealthy food in public schools, to help tackle childhood obesity.

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Neuroprotective effect found for some diabetes treatments

Diabetes patients with cognitive problems, and taking dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, were found to have slower cognitive decline and less amyloid beta in their brains. These findings, published in Neurology, suggest that DPP-4 inhibitors may have a protective effect for patients with diabetes and dementia.

Medscape

Endocrine disruptors linked to increased diabetes risk

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be increasing the risk of diabetes, according to a review published in Advances in Pharmacology. The review suggests that environmental factors should be appreciated more in health policy approaches to tackle the disease.

Environmental Health News

Liver therapies may be new treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes

New research, published in Cell Reports, indicates that suppressing GABA in the liver can restore insulin sensitivity in mouse models of diabetes.

Medical News Today

Gestational diabetes is associated with an increased risk of women developing type 2 diabetes in the future

A long-term study, presented at the recent European Congress of Endocrinology 2021, reports that women who have gestational diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes later in life. 

Medical Xpress

Metformin may reduce mortality risk in patients with COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who take the diabetes drug, metformin, may have a threefold decrease in mortality risk from COVID-19, according to a study published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.

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Metabolic surgery may be an effective treatment for diabetes

According to a study published in the Lancet, metabolic surgery may be more effective at treating type 2 diabetes in the long term, than medications and lifestyle interventions.

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