Beta cell failure in pancreatic islets of Langerhans and insulin resistance at peripheral tissues are the two critical landmarks in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). This disease in experimental animals and humans is associated with reductions in … Read more
A study led by scientists of the Spanish Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC), supports the idea that cocoa flavanols could delay the progression of diabetes type 2 by preventing the loss of functional beta-cell mass induces by … Read more
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