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AACE-Philippine Chapter: Empowering Filipino Endocrinologists and Patients

September 13, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Healthcare may be foremost among people’s concerns. A person’s knowledge of his overall health and risk factors for certain diseases can go a long way in preventing illness. But if one doesn’t have access to information or to people who can help him gain awareness, will he live healthily ever after?

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Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

September 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary.

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Pills for the Fats

September 6, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was the obese model during the prehistoric era).

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Higher Education Linked with Diabetes

May 3, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recent studies reveal that people who pursue higher education are at a greater risk of developing a rare form of diabetes associated with autoimmunity.

The research showed that after testing 56,000 adults in Norway, those who went to college proved to be twice as likely to develop autoimmune diabetes, an adult form of diabetes very similar to type 1 diabetes.

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Should Children be Allowed Soft Drinks?

July 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

On televisions across the globe, soft drink commercials are plainly made to be irresistible. Yes, it is refreshing. Yes, it is thirst-quenching. Yes, it is tempting! What makes these television ads more inviting is that they don’t discriminate. Everyone is welcome to grab a can — whatever the gender, status, or age. Even children are encouraged to drink soft drinks, anytime, anywhere. » Continue Reading

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Obesity Surgery Offers Cure

July 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Obese individuals who underwent a surgical procedure for weight loss were more than five times more likely to see their diabetes resolved than people who relied on lifestyle modifications alone. An Australian study reported that weight-loss surgery using gastric banding can reverse type 2 diabetes in obese people.

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POPTFN: Advocating a Healthy Lifestyle to Raise Healthy Kids

April 6, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Filipino children today live in an age where things are going instant and processed, at the same time, digital and virtual. Today’s commercialism has influenced kids to rather stay indoors, take fast-food meals, junk food and sodas while watching their favorite show on TV or play computer games. » Continue Reading

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More Children at Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases

March 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The Medical Journal of Australia indicates that almost 30% of 14-year-old Australian children fall within a group identified as being at future increased risk of cardiovascular and lifestyle diseases with features of metabolic syndrome; including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. » Continue Reading

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Causes of Diabetes

April 5, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high or low levels of sugar or glucose in the blood primarily due to absence or insufficient insulin produced by the pancreas to regulate blood glucose. The term diabetes mellitus was derived from an ancient Greek word diabainein which literarily means “siphon”. The term mellitus was added by Thomas Willis in 1675, to refer to the sweet urine of the patients as mel in latin means honey.

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Anti Obesity Pills in the Philippines

March 29, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Obesity in silent killer around the globe because it is a cause of many diseases that in turn results to increasing mortality. Moreover, the younger generation are also becoming more health and figure conscious. Under these premises, anti obesity pills are prevalent in the market. These pills are essentially drugs which promise to reduce or control weight. Anti obesity pills are suppose to help people reduce weight or lose fat without the rigours and hard work of exercise and the struggle of controlling eating.

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