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Causes of Diabetes

March 3, 2021 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

February 28, 2021 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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Chronic Social Stress linked to Obesity

February 22, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

DIETARY MEDICINES might do wonders for the waistline but in reality, all you ever really need is a “chill pill” to stay slim. That’s because chronic stress was found to be linked to obesity in an individual, according to a recently published study.

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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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