If you often takes naps during the day to recharge your energy levels, you might want to pull your head out from under the covers!
A new meta-analysis presented at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Annual Scientific Session suggests that people who take regular naps have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart problems. For the full findings, read on…
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Who would've ever guessed that poor gut health can result in more serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and mental disorders?
Scientists are only just beginning to understand the microbiome; all of your microbes' genes. What they recently discovered is that you don't have to be experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms to have poor micrbiome health.
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Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany may have found a new way to treat diabetes mellitus - a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood.
In a new study, they found that a stress protein found in muscle has an effect that promotes the blood sugar disorder. They believe that this finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment approa... ››› more
You already know that people with type 2 diabetes are advised to follow a low-salt diet. But here's something you've never heard of before: Eating too much salt can actually increase your risk of developing the condition in the first place!
As it turns out, consuming less of the white granular stuff doesn't only help you lower your blood pressure, subsequently reducing your risk of heart attack... ››› more
A body of research suggests that eating breakfast is key to maintaining a healthy weight, humming metabolism and good overall health. Now, a new small study published in the Journal of Physiology has found that eating a substantial morning meals also lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The study demonstrate that eating breakfast directly affects how fat cells functio... ››› more
For most people, stress is simply annoying. If you have diabetes, it can be dangerous. That's because your blood sugar levels rise when your stress levels are high.
When you're under stress, you may need to take more insulin or other medications to stabilise your blood sugar levels. Being sick or physically injured can do the same. And your response to stress can make things even worse…
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Approximately 3.5 million South Africans - that's around 6% of the population - suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Diagnoses are on the rise and the blood sugar disease has quickly become one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor. It's no wonder diabetes is being called an epidemic!
Curious about how type 2 diabetes can affect your body? Read on…
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Can you believe that an estimated 86 million people in the United States alone have prediabetes - a condition in which your blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough for type 2 diabetes diagnosis? Well, it's true.
Furthermore, about 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes - and eight million of them don't even know it. While there's no magic way to prevent prediabetes or ... ››› more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new injectable drug for adults with type 2 diabetes called Adlyxin (lixisenatide).
The once-daily injection is to be used in combination with a diabetic diet and regular exercise to keep patients' blood sugar levels steady.
Keep reading for more information that can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes-related complications such as... ››› more
Eating more antioxidant-rich foods can help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
This effect is contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages as well as moderate consumption of alcohol. Keep reading for the full findings…
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