Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are diagnosed with the condition at an earlier age, a new study has found.
This is the first time research has found a link between PCOS and type 2 diabetes. Keep reading for the full findings, as published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Olive oil is a fantastic source of ‘good' fat that's loaded with antioxidants. It's no wonder olive oil is at - or near - the top of most health experts' list of must-haves!
“Research has shown that olive oil helps lower ‘bad' cholesterol and total cholesterol, improve insulin levels and blood clotting and assist with blood sugar control,” explains Colette Heimowitz, Atkins' vice presid... ››› Read more
Do you suffer from regular arthritis and joint pain? Don't open the medicine cabinet for a pain pill - instead, the grocery store!
There are many surprisingly helpful - and delicious foods - for arthritis swelling, stiffness and pain. Here are three of them…
Three foods you didn’t know help arthritis and joint pain
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You could potentially reverse type 2 diabetes through weight loss and with the long-term support of a medical professional, according to a UK trial study published online in The Lancet.
The initial findings come from an ongoing trial study called DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial), which aims to find an effective and accessible way to put type 2 diabetes into remission long-term. Read o... ››› Read more
It's well-known that having high cholesterol and being obese are two top risk factors for cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, depression is as big a risk factor, according to a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis.
“There's little doubt that depression is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases,” explained researcher Karl-Heinz Ladwig. “The question now is: What's the rel... ››› Read more
Do you often feel like gobbling things like pizza or chocolate when you're stressed or under pressure? Don't feel bad - it might not be your fault!
A study published online in the journal Cell Reports has isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs and found that your brain may be to blame when the carb cravings strike. Read on for more.
Japanese researchers find that your brain may ... ››› Read more
You'd think that people who have regular sweet cravings are more likely to pack on the kilos than those who don't right? Well, according to European researchers, this isn't the case.
In a new study published in the scientific journal Cell Reports, researchers found that people with a gene variation that causes them to crave sweets have a predisposition to less body fat, not more.
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If you regularly drink more than the recommended one drink per day, you're taking years off your life, according to a major report.
The international study, which looked at 600,000 drinkers, estimated that having 10 to 15 alcoholic drinks a week could shorten a person's life by between one and two years.
What's more, the researchers warned that people who drink more than 18 drinks a week co... ››› Read more
You already know that weight gain results from consuming too many calories (yes, we're talking about foods like chocolate and pizza!). However, at its core, weight gain is actually due to an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits.
There are two main types of foods - healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and plant-based fats, as well as not-so-healthy option... ››› Read more
Are you a sugar addict? Well, then you might want to rethink your diet!
According to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer, eating high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates the year before treatment for head and neck cancer increases the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality.
On the other hand, eating whole grains and legumes after treatment has an anti-cancer effect a... ››› Read more
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