Genetic Link Between Migraine And Blood Sugar Levels Confirmed

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2023
by Alex Muller

"Our findings provide avenues to develop novel treatment strategies for managing glycemic traits in migraine and headache patients, particularly increasing fasting proinsulin level to protect against headache."

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased death risk from breast and ovarian cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 14th Feb, 2023
by Alex Muller

UPFs have poor nutritional quality, are often high in salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats and low in fiber, and promote obesity, which is in itself a risk factor for many types of cancers.

New tool to dissect 'undruggable' proteins through the sugars they depend on

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Now, with a new pencil/eraser tool, researchers can start to study how sugar molecules affect these proteins, insights that could lead to new treatments for the 'undruggable.'

Scientists discover gene mutation evolved in humans to help with high-sugar diets

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 5th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

In an interesting look at evolution in action, a research team led by University College London has discovered around 50 percent of people carry a gene mutation that helps lower blood sugar levels.

High sugar intake linked with poorer long-term mental health

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2017
by Alex Muller

Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of mental disorders (such as anxiety and depression) after 5 years compared to those with low intakes, according to UCL research.