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Hibiscus Tea Health Benefits

March 9, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Hibiscus is a plant genus (a group of plants) which include both annual and perennial herbaceous plants. These group of plants are very popular due to its colorful and beautiful flowers. This plant can be found in the different places of the world and can also be found in the Philippines. This plant is locally called in the Philippines as “Gumamela“. Aside from its aesthetic use, the plant, especially its flower, is also attributed to have health benefits.

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Coffee Health Benefits

March 6, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Coffee is very common beverage that is often drunk to get a person going in the morning. In some cases, especially for night shift employees like call center agents, coffee is used to keep oneself up and awake. This is precisely because coffee can increase energy levels as it contains a stimulant called caffeine. The caffeine that travels in the brain blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine and increase neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine that improve cognitive function including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, and reaction times. Needless to say, Coffee also helps protect brain as it increases its power to resist development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Oolong Tea Health Benefits

February 27, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Oolong Tea is a traditional Chinese tea made primarily by withering the leaves, buds and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant before bending, which gives it its slightly fermented and semi-oxidized taste. Following are some benefits of oolong tea.

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Shrimp and High Blood Pressure

February 16, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Shrimp is a type of sea food which is known to elevate cholesterol levels. A serving of 3.5 ounces of shrimp has approximately 200 mg of cholesterol. That’s a full day’s allotment for a person with heart disease. For everyone else, that is 100 mg short of the 300 mg limit. This makes shrimp a no-no for people with high blood pressure.

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Lyxumia for Diabetics

February 6, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Lyxumia is an injectable medicine for controlling blood sugar level that is generally designed for adults with type 2 diabetes with high sugar. It is a supplementary medicine to oral antidiabetic medicine such as metformin and pioglitazone, as well as basal insulin. Lyxumia contains the active substance lixisenatide, an incretin mimetic medicine that works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which help control blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin and reducing the production of glucagon.

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Diet Softdrinks linked to Type 2 Diabetes

December 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If you think diet beverages are better than regular colas, think again. A new France-based study showed that diet or “light” versions of softdrinks may put drinkers at a considerably higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Mediterranean Diet for Diabetes Patients

December 13, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Data reviewed from over 20 sources compare the effects of seven popular diets among adults with type 2 diabetes. Findings indicate that Mediterranean diets, low-carb diets, high protein diets, and low glycemic index diets – which rank foods by how quickly their carbs turn into glucose – all lowered the participants’ blood sugar.

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Stress Men more prone to Type 2 Diabetes

December 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Men are more exposed to type 2 diabetes when they are stressed, said a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Today, stress is not recognized as a preventable cause of diabetes. However, our study shows that there is an independent link between permanent stress and the risk of developing diabetes, which underlines the importance of preventive measure,” said Masuma Novak, lead author of the study published in the journal, Diabetic Medicine.

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Gymnema Sylvestre Herbal

July 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Also known as gymnema, cowplant, Gurmari, Gurmarbooti, and Meshasringa, Gymnema Sylvestre is a miracle herb original found in the tropical forests of South Asia (India and Sri Lanka). What is unique about the herb is that chewing its leaves helps control the sensation of sweet. This effect is attributed to the presence of the gymnemic acids, which is extracted from the leaves and roots of the herb. As such, Gymnema Sylvestre had been used as a natural for treating and managing diabetes since time immemorial and was called sweet urine. However, this magical powers of the herb still lacks adequate study to validate its efficacy and effectiveness.

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TZDs may Reduce Cancer Risk in Diabetes Patients

June 6, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Antidiabetic drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) or glitazones might reduce cancer risk in type 2 diabetes patients according to a new study. Xilin Yang, together with his colleagues from the Chinese University of HongKong, China said that with TZD usage, there was an 83 percent reduction in cancer risk in Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes.

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