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Halting the Metabolic Syndrome

January 27, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Metabolic syndrome is a term for a condition in which risk factors—such as abdominal obesity, high triglyceride level, low level of good cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL-C), high blood pressure, and high blood sugar—cluster together, putting a patient at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and stroke.

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Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

November 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous patient care in hospitals with nurses and resident physicians doing graveyard duty shifts. » Continue Reading

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Cholesterol Care

October 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

What comes to your mind when you hear the word cholesterol? For most of us, almost intuitively, we think of something bad for the health. But did you know that cholesterol per se is an essential part of the human body? It is very important especially in the immune system, where it serves to protect us from foreign bodies, such as viruses and bacteria, by means of substances that are derived from it. So, if the levels are within normal limits, cholesterol is not bad.
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Metabolic Syndrome: What’s NEW?

December 22, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

It has been called Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, dysmetabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, obesity syndrome. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that you have the “Metabolic Syndrome?”

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How can I raise my good cholesterol level?

September 10, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Question: How can I raise my good cholesterol level?

ANSWER:
Hoist up the HDL! Incredibly easy ways to help increase your army of good cholesterol

As in virtually every story ever told, an age-old tale of good vs. evil rages in our blood cholesterol. The bad cholesterol is what is known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). These clog up the arteries and can lead to a heart attack or stroke.But not all is lost. Keeping these bad boys in check is the good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is believed to remove excess LDL from arterial plaque, slowing its buildup. Thus, increasing your HDL levels (to at least greater than 40 mg/dL but preferably greater than 60 mg/dL) will help lower your risk of heart disease and lead to a longer, richer life.

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