Diabetes

Exercise to combat metabolic syndrome

Exercise to combat metabolic syndrome

A landmark study from back in 2008 showed that interval training and a high pulse rate two to three times a week are more...

Do you know there are 5 types of diabetes?

Researchers from Sweden and Finland identified five distinct sets of patients with diabetes, which came with significantly different characteristics and risk of different complications. The...
Type 2 diabetics have higher risk of dementia

Type 2 diabetics may have higher risk of dementia

People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of diseases that affect our cognitive abilities, like dementia, according to a new study published...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of diabetes

An epidemiological study suggests that persons deficient in vitamin D may be at much greater risk of developing diabetes. The findings are reported in the...

Extra fiber with meals may boost insulin in type 2 diabetes

A fiber supplement can help patients with type 2 diabetes increase their insulin secretion, even after a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, a small study shows. “Dietary...

Frequent night-shift work boosts likelihood of Type 2 diabetes

Healthcare workers, security guards and other employees who periodically work the night shift are significantly more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than workers...
Some people with diabetes lack blood sugar ‘awareness’

Some people with diabetes lack blood sugar ‘awareness’

New research sheds light on why many type 1 diabetics fail to respond to potentially dangerous drops in their blood sugar levels. The brains of...
Why high blood cholesterol is so harmful

Why high blood cholesterol is so harmful

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Your...
Healthy plant-based diet may substantially reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Healthy plant-based diet may substantially reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Consuming a plant-based diet—especially one rich in high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes—is linked with substantially lower risk...
Why high blood pressure and diabetes are double trouble

Why high blood pressure and diabetes are double trouble

Do you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? If so, you should be tested for diabetes. That recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...