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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 […]

Vegetarian diet helps lose weight and boost metabolism more than a conventional diabetes diet

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar level is higher than normal but less than the diabetes range. People who have prediabetes have a greater risk of developing diabetes. Making positive changes in lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing diabetes in prediabetics. One such positive change is adopting a vegetarian diet. According to […]

Excess body weight in older diabetes patients linked to reduced all-cause mortality risk

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Being obese or overweight increases the risk of several health conditions, a fact that almost everyone is aware of. However, a recent study has thrown up an interesting result. According to it, some amount of extra weight in older diabetes patients might be a good thing. The researchers from China found that premature death risk […]

Early Menopause Linked to Greater Heart Disease Risk

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Many believe heart disease is predominantly a male issue. However, that is not so. Heart disease is a major cause of death in men as well as women. Latest research probes if a woman’s risk of heart disease is affected by her reproductive history. It is estimated that nearly 610,000 individuals die because of cardiovascular […]

Resveratrol Might Be Good For Diabetics

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Berries and red wine are rich in antioxidants which might help improve heart health in people with diabetes, according to researchers. In a new study, researchers investigated if a particular antioxidant found in some fruits, like grapes, cranberries, and blueberries, and wine is good for heart health of diabetics. The antioxidant in question is a […]

Maternal intake of Omega-3s Linked to Lower Diabetes Type 1 Risk

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Latest research hints at lower risk of diabetes type 1 in infants who consume omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids through breast milk. Diabetes is of two types: type 1 and type 2. The diabetes type 2 is often called a lifestyle disease because it results from unhealthy lifestyle choices, like an unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, […]

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