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Child’s Waist Equals Risk of Diabetes

April 29, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A child’s waist circumference may be the best predictor of the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life, according to a study of 2,188 Australians who were followed for an average 20 years from childhood.

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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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Coaxing the Couch Potato

January 16, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser and lesser movement involved.

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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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Burden of Fatty Liver Disease

September 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Fatty liver disease is a “hot” topic because it is common and carries the potential to cause serious liver disease. It has received much attention in recent years from liver disease specialists, diabetes and heart specialists because it is the most common liver disorder worldwide affecting 10 to 20 percent of the general population and is the most common cause of liver test abnormalities. » Continue Reading

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Joslin Study on Metabolic Syndrome

July 3, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor that causes metabolic syndrome and one of its associated conditions, atherosclerosis.

Not only do the findings provide an understanding of how metabolic syndrome occurs, but it also pinpoint a target for treatment of the condition. “This is one of the first true insights into the role of the liver in the metabolic syndrome and provides guidance for future therapies,” said senior study investigator Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, an internationally recognized researcher in diabetes and metabolism.

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Can Diabetics drink Diet Soda like Coke Zero?

February 8, 2015 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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Top Root Crops for Diabetics

August 15, 2014 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Root Crops serve as an ideal substitute for rice for Filipino diabetics because it is a safe source of carbohydrates compared to rice which can spike blood sugar vessels. Sweet potato, cassava, taro and yam locally known as kamote, kamoteng kahoy, gabi, and ube, are some of the starchy root crops found to have low glycemic index (GI).

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Dark Knuckles and Diabetes

August 30, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A darkened area of skin in the body is a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Dark skin areas can be found in the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles. Dark knuckles is one of the discrete tell tale signs of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, syndrome x, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance or Pre-diabetes.

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Sugary Drinks linked with Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

April 12, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study, Harvard School of Public Health researchers have found “clear and consistent” link between the consumption of drinks that are high in sugar and the development of Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome – a cluster of medical problems consisting of diabetes, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and cholesterol problems.

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