Study findings presented at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 reveal that a combination of normal levels of vitamin A and a high-fat diet is a recipe for type 2 diabetes.
According to the study, this combination may negatively impact the expression of your liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism and result in obesity and type 2 d... ››› more
If you're an avocado lover, you'll be happy to know that a new review of scientific literature published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has found that eating avocado is a simple and effective - not to mention delicious - way to prevent metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome, which is dubbed “the new silent killer” by scientists and doctors alike, is a condition in which three or more ... ››› more
I started the new year with a resolve to clean up my diet not only to slim down, but also to improve my mood, for greater vitality, to boost my digestive health and for clear, glowing skin. However, there's one food that I just can't seem to ditch - sugar!
It seems that no matter how hard I try, I often find myself sneaking chocolate bars into my shopping basket or munching on leftover cake aft... ››› more
Are you one of those people who are blessed with a fast metabolism? You know, one of those who can eat just about anything - milkshakes, burgers, chips, you name it - and not put on any weight?
Before you nod and go, “yup, I'm one of those lucky ones!”, think again!
A spanking new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has revealed that four in every ten “skinn... ››› more
If you're diabetic, you know that omitted or forgotten insulin injections are a very important contributing factor to poor glycaemic control. So just how common is it for diabetics to skip their injections?
According to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care, more than half of people who need to inject insulin to keep their diabetes under control skip an injection every now and t... ››› more
Diabetes is a silent killer. And all because most people believe it simply sneaks up on you and takes you by surprise.
That's not true.
In fact, studies show you can determine whether you're at risk of developing this debilitating disease as much as 20 years before it strikes.
And there's a very easy test that shows this so you can take steps to turn your health around and prevent it from... ››› more
In 1985, approximately 30 million people worldwide had diabetes.
Today more than150 million people have diabetes. And the number will probably be closer to 330 million by 2025 reveals the World Health Organisation.
The reason isn't just genetics.
Sure, you're at greater risk for type II if a family member has the condition, but lifestyle choices can trigger or prevent it.
So how do... ››› more
Obesity… Ethnicity… Sedentary lifestyle… Family history. These are all known risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Some - like your weight and activity levels - you can do something about. Others, you can't.
And that's why it's so important to pay attention to what you CAN control to reduce your risk of developing this life-changing disease.
And now, science has confirmed a new diabe... ››› more
The less you sleep, the worse off your health, says WebMD.com. And they're not even talking about the effects of alcohol…
Not only is your partying and staying up all night preventing your body from using sleep time to repair itself, it puts your entire body in a state of stress.
And while you don't feel the stress when you're having fun, it's having a serious and detrimental effect on ... ››› more
Despite type 2 diabetes being a silent epidemic taking over the globe, you don't HAVE to become a statistic, says The American Diabetes Association. Research shows that you can lower your risk of diabetes 58% by doing just two things differently every day:
1. Make appropriate changes to your diet to improve your overall health and lose weight.
2. Start exercising! Even moderate amo... ››› more
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