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Glutathione and Diabetes

January 16, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Glutathione or Gluta for short is famous by word among Filipinos today because of its popularity as a whitening agent used by celebrities and rich people. To a country crazy and desperate to having a white skin, gluta products have sprouted in the market in different forms from soaps, to lotions and pills. But more than this whitening side effect of Glutathione, this molecule actually serves as the mother of all oxidants in the body, which is naturally produced by the body. Technically speaking, it is a tri-peptide of the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamine, which is plays an important role in the repair of DNA, immune system enhancement and the detoxification.

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Stress Men more prone to Type 2 Diabetes

December 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Men are more exposed to type 2 diabetes when they are stressed, said a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Today, stress is not recognized as a preventable cause of diabetes. However, our study shows that there is an independent link between permanent stress and the risk of developing diabetes, which underlines the importance of preventive measure,” said Masuma Novak, lead author of the study published in the journal, Diabetic Medicine.

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Asthma and Diabetes Link

December 10, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The link between asthma and diabetes had long been a subject of study among many medical experts and researchers. However until now, there is no conclusive study that have finally validated that asthma and diabetes are absolutely linked.

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Health Benefits of Tokwa

October 6, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Tokwa or tofu is a food prepared by curdling soybean milk. After extracting the juice of soybean used for Taho, the residual of the soybean is what is made as Tokwa. Tokwa is very popular in East Asia and had been used as an ingredient in different menus. And because it is primarily from soybean, it is rich in protein building minerals.

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Virgin Coconut Oil good for Diabetics?

December 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: “Is virgin coconut oil good for diabetics? Is it true that it can also prevent diabetes?”

Answer: Dietary supplements abound in the market today, many of them being promoted as a cure-all, a magic potion that can prevent and even treat many diseases. Unfortunately, many of these claims are based on anecdotal reports and testimonials, a few backed up by studies using animal subjects and even a much smaller number with actual human studies with small number of subjects. The regulation of these supplements is a tricky matter since these substances often only need to be registered but not necessarily approved before being marketed. That is why these supplements need to carry that important label “NO THERAPEUTIC CLAIMS”. Exactly because they did not undergo strict scrutiny for effectiveness and safety, THEY ARE NOT DRUGS AND SHOULD NOT REPLACE DRUGS. They may have certain uses and benefits, again not fully proven, and thus, they can only supplement.

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Sleep Debt Facts

November 13, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Have you ever heard of sleep debt? People need enough restorative sleep – nightly to, feel rested and refreshed. Recurrent sleep deprivation over time results in sleep debt. And if this debt isn’t paid, the cost to one’s health is ginormous.

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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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Ten Worst Foods for People with Diabetes

December 31, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Every day we make decisions. One of the basic things we have to decide on is to figure out what to eat. Almost every week you go to the store and do your groceries. As if doing simple grocery shopping isn’t stressful enough, add to it having diabetes. This makes things a lot trickier because you have
to be EXTRA careful and mindful of what you purchase and consume.

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Sitting Longer Hours linked to Earlier Death

December 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Middle-age and senior individuals who sit longer hours at leisure, could die earlier, according to an American Cancer Society study. As reported by ACS epidemiologist Alpo Patel, PhD and colleagues, based on the 14-year study, people who spent at least six hours of their daily leisure time sitting died sooner than people who sat less than three hours. Worse outcome were noted in those who both sit a lot and exercise little. They have an even higher risk of death. The effect is stronger for women than for men, but significant for both sexes.

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Exercise Helps Control Fatty Liver

November 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fatty liver often occurs in overweight and obese type 2 diabetics. Not only could fatty liver lead to an increased risk of liver cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer, it could also disrupt metabolism, promote fuel inflammation in the body and can increase lipid levels, all of which could harm the heart.

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