“A compound that could imitate dietary and exercise treatments and realise health benefits” has long been a desired goal in the field, said the team, whose work was published in the online version of Nature. A firefighter or goal keeper in the body Researchers found the four-month survival rate for obese and diabetic mice fed with high-fat food was only 30 percent against 95 percent for the same kind of mice on a normal low-fat, balanced diet. Similar overweight and diabetic creatures on the high-fat diet that were given the compound showed a four-month survival rate rising to 70 percent. The team’s repeated experiments “have showed mice given the compound lived longer even though they were fed with high-fat food and did not lose weight”, Yamauchi said. He noted some people have difficulty exercising because of heart or other physical problems, or may find it difficult to cope with restrictions on the intake of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
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Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC
Possible reasons for the 61 percent decrease include improved diabetes care and treatment. Another possible factor: increased awareness of diabetes symptoms, which can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of new cases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers said in an agency news release. The decline in diabetes-related deaths was greater among children younger than 10 than among older children, the investigators found. Younger children had a 78 percent decrease — from 1.80 to 0.39 deaths per million.
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