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Vitamin D and Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition due to the inappropriate function of the beta cells in pancreas. These cells are responsible for production and releasing insulin. If these cells don’t make enough insulin, glucose aggregates in the blood.

Vitamin D is absorbed by the sunlight, and has important role in cell growth, protecting the bones, nervous system, immune system and inflammation. Some searches believe that, level of vitamin D and diabetes are related.

It should be mentioned that, diabetes is an inflammatory condition. Researchers find a new combination which is called Ibrd9, that strengthen the activity of receptor of the vitamin D, in connecting to the molecule of this vitamin. This leads to more protection on the beta cells.

But some researchers believe that, high level of vitamin D has negative effects on the diabetes.


Using antibiotics and kidney stone

Kidney stones are mineral stones that can be seen in one or both kidneys. If these stone can not pass through urinary tract, will be painful.

Antibiotics affect o the microorganism which live naturally on our body, can even can increase possible of kidney stone. Changing dose of using antibiotics can change risk of this problem.

In the United States, about 11 percent of men and 6 percent of women develop kidney stones at least once in their lifetime. Recent studies have shown that the use of some oral antibiotics increases the risk of kidney stones, while children and adolescents are more likely to be exposed to antibiotics


Cholesterol and Alzheimer

Cholesterol is a waxy substances and creates on the arteries and have health problems. LDL or bad cholesterol is a condition which is linked to heart diseases.

The results of a study recently published in the Journal of Nature Chemistry show that bad cholesterol also acts as a stimulant for clustering a protein called beta-amyloid and its deposition in the brain! It is worth noting that beta-amyloid is known to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. About 4.5 million people in the United States now have Alzheimer’s disease. When amyloid beta becomes dense, it forms plaques that damage brain function and eliminate brain cells.

So far, scientists have made many efforts to identify how amyloid beta clusts are formed. What’s certain is that beta-amyloid molecules do not usually stick together in the brain, because they are only at low levels and spread throughout the brain.

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