German Institute of Human Nutrition

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Name: German Institute of Human Nutrition
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Diabetes: Good self-management helps to reduce mortality

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 26-Mar-2014Scientists of the Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management (IGM) and of the Institute of Epidemiology II (EPI II) at Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), together with colleagues of the German Diabetes Center ... [Published EurekAlert! - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 2 reports

PhD students (Group Epigenetics of Adiposity)

The German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) Potsdam-Rehbrücke is an independent foundation and member of the Leibniz Association, an alliance of scientific institutions. Its mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition ... [Published - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Type 1 diabetes: Gut microbiota networks may influence autoimmune processes

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 12-Mar-2014As part of the BABYDIET study, the scientists compared the composition and interaction of the gut microbiota in children who went on to develop diabetes-specific autoantibodies in their blood with data from children who ... [Published EurekAlert! - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Type 1 diabetes in adults: Antibody affinity is decisive

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 11-Mar-2014LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) is a form of type 1 diabetes in adulthood. Like the childhood form, the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas are destroyed by the body's own immune system. The progression ... [Published EurekAlert! - Mar 11 2014]


"The results show that in addition to physician delivered treatment according to medical guidelines, the patient's behavior is also of great significance for the course of the disease and for the success of the treatment process ", said Holle, group leader of the research group Economic Evaluation at the IGM. "Patient-centered services, such as diabetes education, self-management training and information services therefore make a valuable contribution to good patient care and should continue to be expanded.""
...can influence both the composition of gut bacteria and the way in which the bacteria interact," explains Professor Ziegler, who heads the study. "If we are able to identify those parameters that tend to indicate more negative microbiome characteristics, we can develop new approaches to preventing autoimmune processes – for example, in type 1 diabetes." You can read more about research on type 1 diabetes at the Helmholtz Zentrum München here:
...1 diabetes, we can forecast the progression of the disease and adapt the therapeutic measures accordingly," lead investigator Achenbach explains. "The antibody affinity should now also be taken into consideration in clinical studies involving LADA patients." In addition to the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the Center for Regenerative Therapies at TU Dresden, another partner of the DZD - German Center for Diabetes...
The authors say: "It appears that the intake of some food groups is more beneficial (fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, pasta, poultry, vegetable oil) or more detrimental (soft drinks, butter, margarine, cake, cookies) with respect to mortality risk in people with diabetes. This may indicate that individuals with diabetes may benefit more from a healthy diet than people without diabetes. However, since the directions of association were generally the same, recommendations for a healthy diet should be similar for people with or without diabetes."

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