Herbal Weight Loss Supplements Safe and Effective?

August 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: “Are herbal weight loss supplements safe and effective?”

Answer: This question is important because there are many herbal weight-loss products available to patients over-the-counter without a prescription. Some can even be bought in supermarkets and “health food” stores rather than pharmacies. Products may include single components or combinations of ingredients, such as ephedrine, caffeine, chromium, psyllium, chitosan, L-carnitine, teas and various herbal preparations. They are very attractive to many who struggle with their diet because of the desire for a “magic bullet” which could possibly make them lose weight effortlessly with the daily intake of one or two pills. Many people who take these drugs also have the idea that because these are so-called “natural” products derived from leaves, seeds, or fruits of various plants, they are automatically safe.

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Still Not Losing Weight

August 23, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Question: “I exercise 30 minutes a day and watch what I eat, why am I still not losing weight?”

Answer: Most people who have excess body fat leading to overweight or obesity have an imbalance between amount of food or calories taken each day (energy input) and amount of calories burned (energy output). The exact effects of the environment and genetics in the complex regulation of appetite and energy balance are still not fully understood and the consensus is that overweight and obesity result from multiple factors. However, there are certain diseases that lead to overweight and obesity that need to be worked up and treated—lest all forms of weight loss strategies be futile.

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Children with Diabetes May Grow Adult Teeth Faster

August 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children aged 10 to 14 with diabetes may develop their permanent teeth earlier, which could increase their risk of dental problems.

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Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplants Prove Beneficial

August 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Type 1 diabetics are given a new surge of hope as researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany suggest that getting a kidney transplant as well as a pancreas transplant can greatly improve the recipient’s survival over the long term. Although the reason behind this is still not fully known, researchers note that it maybe because of the enhanced glucose control achieved with the combined procedure.

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Chlorinated Pesticides May Up Diabetes Risk

August 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Constant exposure to chlorinated pesticides may raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to researches from the National Institutes of Health.

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Insulin Pumps May Cause Skin Problems

August 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who have been using insulin pumps to control their diabetes develop dermatologic complications at the infusion catheter site, according to researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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Men and Women Differ in Fructose Metabolism

August 18, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The battle of the sexes may be on—even in the way both genders metabolize fructose, a simple sugar commonly used to sweeten drinks and foods. This was proven during a study conducted by Dr. Luc Tappy and colleagues from the Lausanne University School of Biology and Medicine in Switzerland.

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