Diabetes

Who should be tested for prediabetes

Who should be tested for prediabetes?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that testing to detect prediabetes be considered in adults who are overweight or obese and have one or...
Why you should consider low carb diets for diabetes management

Why you should consider low carb diets for diabetes management

Following a reduced carbohydrate diet can help to lower blood glucose levels, providing a safe and effective strategy for managing diabetes, new research by...
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...
Diabetes drug metformin holds promise for cancer treatment and prevention

Diabetes drug metformin holds promise for cancer treatment and prevention

Use of Metformin – commonly used as the front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes – improves survival for some breast cancer patients, and shows...
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...
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...
Alternative treatment options for diabetes

Alternative treatment options for diabetes

When medicines and lifestyle changes are not enough to manage your diabetes, a less common treatment may be an option. Other treatments include bariatric surgery...
Fruit discovery may help treat obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Fruit discovery may help treat obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce...
How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

In an era when the label “natural” hits a sweet spot with consumers, some uncommon sugars emerging on the market could live up to...
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...

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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...
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...
A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...