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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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Traveling With Insulin

September 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

People travel for various reasons. For diabetic patients, the challenge is to bring all the necessary medicines, take them on time, and still have fun. But for people who need insulin shots, how does one go about it? Here are some tips.

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Fast Food Links To Weight Gain

August 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

Every time a person opts for fast food instead of home cooked or restaurant meals, he is significantly raising his body mass index (BMI), according to researchers whose study packed enough evidence to prove ties between frequent fast food dining and excess weight.

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Dark Chocolate Good for Diabetics?

May 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The millions of diabetics all over the world are probably hoping for a resounding YES to this question! Recent studies showing evidence that cocoa and dark chocolate may have health benefits have been featured in the news, much to the excitement of avid chocolate lovers. » Continue Reading

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Fatty Liver in Diabetics may predict Heart Disease

December 19, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Type 2 diabetics with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (liver disease not attributable to alcohol abuse) have a “moderately increased” risk of developing cardiovascular disease. » Continue Reading

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