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  • Brazilian study on effect of diabetes on the heart may produce new drugs

    April 04 2017

    A recent study conducted by researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Bonn in Germany, the University of the Basque Country in Spain, the University of La Plata, Argentina, and FIOCRUZ and Campinas, Brazil, found that the increase in glucose levels associated with diabetes causes a specific inflammation that directly affects the heart and decided to investigate this process.

    The research was conducted while causing diabetes in control mice (normal) mice and laboratory prepared that have become unable to produce a specific type of inflammation related to production of IL-1-beta.

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  • Over 100,000 youth under 18 in Honduras living with diabetes

    April 04 2017

    Over 100 thousand youth under the age of 18 in Honduras are living with diabetes. This number is alarming for health autorities, particularly as more and more young children are affected.

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