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Use of Metformin May Decrease Cancer Risk

Metformin activates the enzyme AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), which promotes muscles to take up glucose from the blood. It was recently discovered that the upstream regulator of AMPK is a protein kinase called LKB1, known to be a tumor suppressor.

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United Kingdom to Start Testing of Type 1 Vaccine in Humans

A vaccine for type 1s will be tested on 18 human volunteers with type 1 this summer in the United Kingdom. Researchers at the University of Bristol in southwest England and King’s College in London say that the vaccine could be on the market in 10 years’ time.

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Salmonella Infection Halts Type 1 Development in NOD Mice

Could infecting someone with Salmonella possibly ward off the onset of type 1 diabetes?

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Great Danes Nix Trans Fat Sales

Do you want your food purchases to be trans fat free in 2004? If so, you’d better get your passport ready and head to Denmark.

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Type 1s at Higher Risk for Some Cancers

A recent Swedish study shows that type 1 status affects the risk for stomach, cervical, and endometrial cancers. However, the risk of breast, colon, rectal, pancreatic, and kidney cancers is not affected by type 1 status.

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New Pill May Work Cardiovascular Wonders

It seems too good to be true, but researchers from Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in London are advancing a new therapy to reduce the cardiovascular risk factors of high blood cholesterol, blood pressure, blood homocysteine levels, and platelet clumping—all in one pill.

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Stop Right Where You Are! Finns Testing Kids at Birth for Diabetes.

A push to screen children for diabetes at birth in Finland has identified about 75 percent of those who later developed diabetes at an early age.

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Roche Offers to Buy Disetronic's Insulin Pump Division

Roche, best known for its Accu-Chek family of blood-glucose monitors, made an offer in February 2003 to buy Disetronic's insulin pump division. A decision on the purchase should be finalized in May or June if Disetronic's shareholders accept Roche's tender offer of two nonvoting Roche equity securities and a price of 670 Swiss francs (about $490 U.S. dollars) per share.

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Synthetic Vitamin May Be Key to Blocking Diabetes Complications

German researchers propose that a synthetic derivative of thiamine, or vitamin B1, may be useful in preventing blindness, limb loss, kidney failure and other complications of diabetes that are caused by high blood-glucose levels.

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Significant Increase in Type 1 Reported in Denmark

Children born in Denmark after 1985 are at increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, say researchers involved in the Danish Study Group of Diabetes in Childhood, who evaluated trends in age-specific incidence rates between 1970 and 2000.

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