Diabetes

What is metabolic syndrome and how to beat it

What is metabolic syndrome and how to beat it?

An important recent study showed that interval training and a high pulse rate 2-3 times a week are better than weight loss and moderate...
Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes can harm patients

Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes can harm patients

The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, finds...
Eating healthy fats in place of carbs or saturated fats could reduce diabetes risk

Eating healthy fats in place of carbs or saturated fats could reduce diabetes risk

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats can lower blood sugar levels and improves insulin...
Antidepressant linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes in youth

Antidepressant linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes in youth

A team of researchers found that current (prolonged) use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors – a major class of antidepressant medications – in children and...
Should You Take Dietary Supplements If You Have Diabetes

Should you take dietary supplements if you have diabetes?

A healthy diet, physical activity, and blood glucose testing are the basic tools for managing type 2 diabetes. Your health care providers will help you...
High-intensity interval training helps combat high insulin resistance—a warning sign for diabetes

High-intensity interval training helps combat high insulin resistance—a warning sign for diabetes

A new study published in Frontiers in Physiology suggests that High-Intensity Interval Training is an efficient, effective way of cutting people's risk of developing...
Can high-protein diets lower diabetes risk

Can high-protein diet lower diabetes risk?

In a small weight-loss study, women on a high-protein diet did lose weight but didn’t see improvements in insulin sensitivity, which can help lower...
Type 1 diabetes linked to gut inflammation, bacteria changes

Type 1 diabetes linked to gut inflammation, bacteria changes

People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria. This is a pattern that differs from individuals who do not...
Ginger may help fight obesity and diabetes

Ginger may help fight obesity and diabetes

In recent years, metabolic syndromes, including diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular diseases, have become a common health problem in the world. Accumulating data have suggested...
Less sleep may mean higher type 2 diabetes risk in children

Less sleep may mean higher type 2 diabetes risk in children

A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including...

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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...
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...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...