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New Genes tied to Puberty and Body Fat in Females

January 3, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Recent studies showed the discovery of 30 genes that control the timing of puberty and body weight regulation in females.

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Diabetes in Pregnancy may Increase Risk of Autism

November 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study, aimed at knowing what factors during pregnancy could affect the risk of autism in children, has shown that diabetes, obesity, and fever could play a crucial and influential role in such occurrence.

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Managing Weight, Maintaining Health

October 12, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

In this age of junk food and sedentary lifestyles, the need for proper weight management has never been more apparent. Many people are aware of the associated risks of obesity, but as much as they would want to start living a healthy lifestyle, they do not know how to start or do not have the means and facilities to do so.

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Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

October 8, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?”

A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day.

Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. Asthma is the most common serious disease among children and a growing problem in adults.

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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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