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Diabetes Risk Increases with Increase in Psoriasis Severity

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Psoriasis is linked with type 2 diabetes. However, for the first time a study has shown that the risk of diabetes increases with the severity of psoriasis. A severe medical condition, psoriasis is believed to affect approximately 7.5 million individuals in America. The condition develops because of immune system transmits faulty signals, disrupting normal biology […]

Diabetes Risk Increases With Just 2 Sugary Drinks A Week

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Sugary beverages might seriously affect cardiometabolic health, according to new research in which the researchers evaluated 36 studies that were done in last 10 years. It is estimated that no fewer than 19 million people die because of cardiometabolic disorders every year. Cardiometabolic disorder is a common umbrella term for heart disease and conditions, like […]

Omega-6 Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In the last decade or so, vegetable oils such as sunflower and soybeans have received a lot of flack as several studies have linked their intake with greater risk of chronic illness. However, a new study challenges this claim. According to it, vegetable oils are not only not harmful but also good for health. The […]

Omega-6 Intake Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

A new study has linked omega-6 fatty acids with lower risk of diabetes type 2. In this study, the researchers noted that people who followed a diet rich in omega-6 had significantly lower risk of diabetes, compared to those with low omega-6 intake. The researchers analyzed data of 40,000 adults. They noticed that, compared to […]

Cocoa Compounds Might Help Delay Development of Diabetes Type 2

Friday, September 29th, 2017

According to new research, certain compounds found naturally in cocoa help increase the production of insulin and improve the body’s ability to process blood glucose. Insulin, as you might know, is the hormone which does the key function of managing glucose, too much of which leads to diabetes. The compound in question is epicatechin monomers. […]

Consuming Artificial Sweeteners in High Amounts Linked to Greater Risk of Developing Diabetes

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

According to a new study, the risk of developing diabetes type 2 increases when you consume artificial sweeteners in large quantities. This is not the first study to suggest this. Previous studies too have indicated that when non-caloric artificial sweeteners are consumed in large amounts habitually, the risk of developing diabetes type 2 increases. However, […]

High Salt Intake Increases Diabetes, LADA Risk

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

According to latest research, the risk of developing diabetes type 2, as well as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (also called LADA), increases with an increase in intake of sodium. For most of us, the primary source of sodium is salt. So there’s a strong need to check salt intake. A common health condition, diabetes […]

Coffee Compound Linked to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

There’s some good news for coffee lovers. Drinking coffee might help keep type 2 diabetes at bay. However, it is not caffeine but some other compound that’s responsible. Researchers have noticed that cafestol, which is a bioactive compound found in coffee, lowered fasting glucose levels, improved sensitivity to insulin, and stimulated insulin secretion in rodents. […]

The Risk of Diabetes Greater in Children Who Sleep Less

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Children who sleep an hour less, on average, than what’s recommended for their age are more likely to develop diabetes type 2, according to a recently-published study. For instance, children aged 10 years are usually recommend 10 hours of sleep at night. When children sleep an hour less, that is 9 hours, on average, they […]

Toxic connection between sugar and mental health explained

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Caring about long-term effects of sugar on mental health is probably the last thing on our mind whenever we feel a strong craving for sugar—and who hasn’t felt it? We often find comfort in a sugary treat after a long stressful day when the mood is a little low or after an emotional fight with […]

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