Posts Tagged Diabetes

All About Apples: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts and History…

Often called a “miracle food” and a “nutritional powerhouse,” an apple a day really may keep the doctor away as they’re one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. These round and juicy fruits are high in fiber and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, […]

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What Is Blood Sugar?…

Intro from LiveScience.com: Blood sugar, or glucose, is the main sugar found in blood. The body gets glucose from the food we eat. This sugar is an important source of energy and provides nutrients to the body’s organs, muscles and nervous system… Read all about blood sugar here: https://www.livescience.com/62673-what-is-blood-sugar.html

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Spirulina: Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits…

(Intro from LiveScience.com) Spirulina is a microalgae that has been consumed for centuries due to its high nutritional value and supposed health benefits. Today, popular lifestyle personalities endorse Spirulina as a secret, potent “superfood,” and a “miracle from the sea.”… Read a thorough overview of Spirulina here: https://www.livescience.com/48853-spirulina-supplement-facts.html

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Physical activity necessary to maintain heart-healthy lifestyle…

Summary from sciencedaily.com:  Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of heart disease and stroke, according to a review article… Read the full article here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180924144042.htm

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Eating in 10-hour window can override disease-causing genetic defects, nurture health…

Summary:   Scientists found that mice lacking the biological clocks thought to be necessary for a healthy metabolism could still be protected against obesity and metabolic diseases by having their daily access to food restricted to a 10-hour window… Read all about this study by the Salk Institute here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180831130131.htm

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Keto Diet Linked to a Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Mice…

One of the most popular types of weight-loss diets today is the ketogenic diet — a diet that’s high in fat and low in carbohydrates. But this type of diet may be linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the first few days of the diet, new research in animals suggests… Read […]

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Most People Don’t Know This: Not Getting Enough Exercise Ups Your Cancer Risk…

Getting too little exercise is tied to an increased risk of cancer — but according to a new study, most people in the U.S. don’t know this… Read about it here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/63287-not-enough-exericse-cancer-risk.html

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Do You Have Healthy Blood Sugar? Here’s How To Tell + How To Lower It Naturally…

(from mind body green) We’ve all experienced the profound impact our blood sugar levels have on energy and mood, and it’s no fun. But beyond being an energy-draining annoyance, imbalanced blood sugar can seriously impair your ability to meet the demands of daily life, and—if chronically elevated—wreak havoc on your long-term health… Read the full […]

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It’s official — spending time outside is good for you…

Summary:  Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research. A new report reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure… Article on the benefits of outdoors, read it here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180706102842.htm

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Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally…

Summary: New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a new study. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as […]

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Caffeine from four cups of coffee protects the heart with the help of mitochondria…

Summary:  A new study shows that a caffeine concentration equivalent to four cups of coffee promotes the movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria, enhancing their function and protecting cardiovascular cells from damage… Read about the study here at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180621141008.htm

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Some viruses produce insulin-like hormones that can stimulate human cells — and have potential to cause disease…

Summary:  Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer… Read the full article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180219155012.htm

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Spider’s web inspires removable implant that may control type 1 diabetes…

Summary:  For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease… Read about this at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180102153147.htm

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Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes… 

Health news from sciencedaily.com: Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments… 

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both…   (medicalnewstoday.com)  Read more about this condition here: Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and […]

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Aloe Vera Plant: A Natural, Alternative Medicine Used for Treating Diabetes, Psoriasis, Weight Loss, Cancer, and More…

  The aloe vera plant is used as an alternative medicine for a variety of adverse health conditions, including diabetes, psoriasis, burns, cancer, and more. Source naturalnews.com: Aloe Vera Plant: A Natural, Alternative Medicine Used for Treating Diabetes, Psoriasis, Weight Loss, Cancer, and More

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Opinion: Healthy Diets for Healthy Lives…

 ROME, May 5 2015 (IPS) – In the last half-century, people’s lifestyles have changed dramatically. Life expectancy has risen almost everywhere, but this has been accompanied by an increase of so-called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes – causing more and more deaths in all corners of the world… Read the article here at […]

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Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks…

from news.nationalgeographic.com… Sugary sodas have come under fire for contributing to obesity and diabetes, but new research suggests artificial sweeteners may also raise blood sugar levels… Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks.

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