Researchers develop a pill that mimics the effects of exercising

The compound essentially tricks the body to burn fat instead of glucose for energy.

Broccoli-derived compound could become a new treatment for type 2 diabetes

If there’s something strange with your blood sugar levels, who you gonna call? Bro-ccoli!

Fructose is actually produced in the brain, new study finds

It’s the first time scientists have shown fructose can be produced in the brain.

New enzyme could be used as an insulin alternative, to treat diabetes and obesity

University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) scientists have identified a new enzyme that could protect the body from toxic levels of intra-cell sugar. When there is too much sugar in the body it gets processed to glycerol-3-phosphate, a buildup of which can damage internal organs. The team behind the study proved that G3PP is able to extract excess sugar from cells.

Artificial sweeteners lead to diabetes and weight gain, more so than sugar

If you’re trying to lose weight, then sugar is one of your main enemies. But everybody wants something sweet once in a while, so artificial sweeteners were invented, and in recent years, they’ve become quite popular. But now, a new study shows that artificial sweeteners are messing with our gut bacteria, also causing high sugar levels in our blood. This

Mutant cockroaches learn to avoid sugar traps

Cockroaches, the blight of every urban apartment; they’re adaptable, they’re sturdy, and they reproduce really fast. The nasty, disease carrying bugs can eat pretty much anything they find around the house, from mold and rotten food to the thing they love the most – sugar. When given the opportunity, cockroaches always go for the sugary treat – or at least

Brain glucose might power the future’s tiny medical implants

A team of researchers at MIT have successfully manage to fabric a fuel cell capable of running on glucose, which scientists envision will power highly efficient medical implants in the brain that can help paralyzed patients express motor functions again.  The outputted power is in the microwatt range, but despite its low range, scientists claim it’s just enough to fuel tiny devices. A similar