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Can Diabetics drink Diet Soda like Coke Zero?

February 7, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Yes and No. Diabetics can and cannot drink diet Soda like Coke Zero but should not drink it on a regular basis. Diet Sodas like Coke Zero are technically speaking calorie free. They have very few if no zero sugar in them. They are ideally designed for people who want to lose weight or prevent sugar-related diseases like diabetes. Instead of sugar, diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. However, since diet sodas are carbonated beverage it contains sodium which is dangerous for high blood pressure or kidney problems which diabetics are at great risk.

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Trig Lipid Profile

June 27, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Trig or TG refers to Triglycerides which is a common component of a lipid profile medical exam to assess the risk of developing heart disease. Trig lipid profile essentially is a measure of the amount of triglycerides in the blood. A Triglyceride is a type of fat normally found in the adipose tissue. Some triglycerides however circulate the blood carried by lipoproteins. Trig is not used nor converted to energy due to sedentary activities are converted immediately to fat, which can get in the way in blood circulation. This is why the amount of triglycerides in the blood is calculated because it basically pertains to amount of potential fat that can get in stored in the blood vessels and tissues that directly results to hypertension and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aside from the lack of exercise, obesity, cigarette smoking, excessive beer drinking, age and medical conditions such kidney problems and diabetes, adds to the risk of getting high TG reading.

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