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Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the […]

Insulin Resistance Linked to Hepatitis C Infection

French investigators at the Universite Denis Diderot-Paris said that insulin resistance, a diabetes precursor, is a specific feature of chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, independent of the severity of the infection and other metabolic factors. Related terms:chlorinated pesticides linked to insulin resistance 2011diabetics and antibiotics resistance 2012HCV genotype diabetehepatitis antibiotics and diabetesmetabolic syndrome and […]

Experts perspective on Pioglitazone

Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism of the University of the Philippines–Philippine General Hospital explained the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) showed that despite receiving the best standard of care, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus suffered progressive deterioration of glycemic control over a period of 10 years. Related […]

Gallstones: Take Them Out or Leave Them Be?

Diabetes mellitus presents numerous challenges to patients and physicians constantly battling to stave off its deleterious effects on various organs in the body. While end-organ damage in diabetic patients targets vital organs like the kidney, heart, brain and lungs, a less known organ called the gallbladder likewise deserves attention. Related terms:gallstones and diabetesdiabetes and gallstonesgallstones […]

How to Reduce Fat Intake

Not all fats are bad. There are three basic classifications of fats: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Among these, what you should be most concerned about are the saturated fats. Excessive intake of saturated fats may clog our arteries and raise our blood cholesterol levels, thus increasing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart […]

Side Effects of Statins?

Question: My mom is taking atorvastatin for high cholesterol. She’s getting to be more forgetful lately. Is it true that it can make her lose memory? Related terms:side effects of eating singkamasststin in diabetes ppt 2013statins side effects pptstatin:pptstatin pptstatin memory lossstatin cognitive impairment PPTstatin 2013 pptsingkamas ischemia benefitsalternatives ofstatins pptrosuvastatin 2013 pptppt statins and […]

Gallstones and Diabetes

Diabetes, if not properly managed can have deleterious effects on the different organs of the body. It can damage vital organs such as the heart, the kidney, lungs as well as the gallbladder, which is often given the least concern. The gallbladder is an organ that functions to store bile produced by the liver for […]

Philippine Diabetes Statistics

The incidence of diabetes is growing around the world. It is in the top ten leading causes of deaths. Filipinos are not an exemption to this incidence as more and more Filipinos are affected by the disease. In fact, the last 2008 survey was alarming enough to conclude that one out of every five Filipinos […]

Heart-Friendly Habits

Diabetes and heart disease can, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure are among the heart conditions that persons with diabetes need to watch out for. Poor circulation of blood to the legs and feet is also a major concern. Related terms:habits of sambongheart […]

What’s Good About Cholesterol

You just had your annual physical exam, and you proudly present your laboratory results to your physician. Everything seems well; you’re sure your physician will be pleased with you. Why, all your results are normal, and one, which says HDL cholesterol in your lipid profile, is even low! But after showing your results, your physician […]