It is estimated that 7.3% of the global adult population has some alterations in their metabolism resulting in hyperglycemia, an increase in blood sugar, not to the range we determine is diabetes, but heading in that direction, the individual with “prediabetes.”
Intermittent fasting is known to improve sensitivity to the blood glucose-lowering hormone insulin and to protect against fatty liver. DZD scientists from DIfE have now discovered that mice on an intermittent fasting regimen also exhibited lower pancreatic fat. In their current study published in the journal Metabolism, the researchers showed the mechanism by which pancreatic fat could contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes.
‘The science told us this should work, and so we kept at it,’ says key scientist after 33-year research journey
Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health.