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Getting that Flatter Tummy

February 28, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Having a flat belly is something most of us want, but not something that is easy for everyone to achieve. I used to think that if I did 100 crunches a day, I would get a flat tummy. Well, maybe for some, yes; but for me, no.

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Motivating People with Diabetes to Lose Weight

February 27, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

For an obese disabetic, losing weight can create a big health impact. Not only does it improve the glucose profile, it also improves other metabolic parameters, such as lipids and blood pressure. It also improves the quality of life. However, is it easy to lose weight? Being a diabetic, with all of its related problems, may make losing weight a tall order.

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How do I know if my child is obese?

February 26, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: How do I know if my child is obese?

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Having a child looking heavier than other kids his age does not necessarily mean he is obese. Depending on the stage of childhood development, children have different amounts of body fat and may be mistaken for signs of being overweight or obese. Some children may also look big because they have a large body frame compared to others. It is best to see your doctor for consultation.

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Psychotropic medications linked to obesity

February 25, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Data presented at the Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America show that psychotropic medications—specifically antidepressants and antipsychotics—are associated with higher rates of obesity.

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Moderate alcohol consumption linked to less weight gain

February 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study found that normal-weight women who consume light to moderate amounts of alcohol appear to gain less weight and have less risk for overweight and obesity than nondrinkers.

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Walnuts May Improve Endothelial Function

February 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Walnuts are known to be good. Now, they’ve gotten better. A study presented at Preventive Medicine: The Annual Meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine held in Crystal City, Virginia, found that daily consumption of walnuts may improve endothelial function and plasma lipids in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Weight Fluctuation increases CVD risk

February 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Normal-weight individuals who experience weight cycling in which their body mass index fluctuates during a 2-year period are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This was the finding of a study presented at the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention and Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism Conference held in San Francisco, California.

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Buccal Insulin Spray shows Promise

February 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study reported that 12 puffs per day from a buccal spray unit (Oral-Lyn, Generex) can help individuals with impaired glucose tolerance keep their blood glucose levels down, providing hope for a new, noninjectable type of insulin delivery system for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients.

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Soda increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

February 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

As if overweight and obesity are not reasons enough, a study has found that soda intake can significantly add to diabetes risk. According to the findings of the Singapore Chinese Health Study, type 2 diabetes risk is raised, by as much as 40 percent, among soda consumers.

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First trimester weight gain increases Gestational Diabetes Risk

February 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Expecting moms may get more than what they bargained for, especially when they gain a lot of weight during the early stage of pregnancy.

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