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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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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

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Cardiovascular risk can be lowered by Folate and Vitamin B6

January 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Folate is known for producing and maintaining new cells while vitamin B6 is a necessary source of hemoglobin that also helps maintain blood glucose to normal levels. A recent Japanese research revealed that’s not all these dietary supplements do.

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Anxiety Strong CHD Risk Predictor

December 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Don’t worry; be happy and live longer—could very well be a scientific evidence-based advice. Two new studies firmly establish anxiety as an independent predictor for subsequent coronary heart disease (CHD) years later.

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Diabetes Battle of the Sexes

October 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Does this hold true even in diabetes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which regularly collects data for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 50 years is the age when both men and women commonly get their incident diabetes. But that’s about all the similarity men and women have with diabetes.

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Breastfeeding May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

October 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study has found that breastfeeding may protect nursing mothers from metabolic syndrome.

Observing 1,399 women aged 18-30 years who were enrolled in the ongoing Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study for 20 years, the researchers found that increased duration of lactation was associated with lower crude incidence rates of metabolic syndrome from 0 to 1 month through 9 months or more of breastfeeding.

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Tomato Juice Lowers Risk for Heart Disease?

October 1, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are generated due to hyperglycemia, is one of the major foci of recent research related to diabetes. There is strong evidence that damage caused by ROS may play a significant role in causing diabetes complications like neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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Dietary Glycemic Load linked to risk for heart disease in women

August 8, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

High dietary glycemic load and carbohydrate intake from high-glycemic index foods are associated with an increased overall risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) in women but not in men.

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Experts perspective on Pioglitazone

August 1, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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.

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