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Insulin: Appetite Suppressant? Researchers Say Maybe

First study of insulin's direct effect on behavior

(Newser) - Even people who don't have diabetes may some day take insulin if the findings from a small new study hold. Researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that, in what may be the first study to look at how insulin impacts behavior, the hormone may suppress one's appetite.... More »

Nail Polish, Hairspray Linked to Diabetes

Study pinpoints concentration of phthalates in urine

(Newser) - Bad news for the well manicured: If the cosmetics you slather yourself with contain phthalates, you may be more likely to get type 2 diabetes. A new study finds a link between the man-made chemicals—which can mimic human hormones and are found in everything from nail polish to shampoo... More »

Poor Sleep Linked to Diabetes

Tired bodies have trouble regulating blood sugar, research shows

(Newser) - Poor sleep may lead to weight gain and diabetes, according to new research. After only 3 nights of light sleep, healthy people lost their ability to process sugar by 23%, perhaps explaining why many diabetics also have sleep disorders, ABC News reports. Although the survey sample was small, it casts... More »

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