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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Laughter, the Ultimate Stress Buster

February 18, 2019 Category :People and Places| Stress Busters 0

Today, there are many ways on how to de-stress.You may opt to go to a spa, visit an interesting place, or simply stay at home and watch your favorite movie, listen to your favorite music, or read a book. But did you know that laughter is a great stress reliever too? Comic impersonator Willie Nepomuceno shares his thoughts on how laughter can relieve stress, and narrates his stint in a stressful business like the entertainment industry.

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The Fat Deal on Trans Fat

February 17, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you aware of the kind of fat you are eating? One of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes is excess body fat or obesity resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and physical activity. Fat is one of the three major nutrients in food that supply energy, the others are carbohydrate and protein. Fat is the main form in which the body stores energy. Fats and oils are made mostly of fatty acids. The chemical and physical properties of fat are determined by the relative amounts of fatty acids it contains. There are four major kinds of fats/fatty acids in the foods that we eat. » Continue Reading

How Laughter Conquers All – Even Diabetes!

February 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

You may have seen her in the 90’s soap Valiente and just recently Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She was also in shows Daisy Siete, Tabachingching, and the morning show Unang Hirit, where she’s a segment host. Aside from these, she also does corporate events, and occasionally performs in comedy bars.

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