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  • Type 2 diabetes is caused by vitamin A and a high-fat diet
  • 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
  • [30 May 2017]
  • The three invisible forces that that are stopping you from ditching sugar
  • 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
  • [01 February 2017]
  • Think you won't get type 2 diabetes because you're skinny? Think again!
  • 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
  • [31 January 2017]
  • Just how common is it for diabetics to skip insulin injections? Here's the truth
  • 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
  • [09 January 2017]
  • Why cancer patients who have diabetes are more likely to have heart failure
  • If you're a cancer patient currently undergoing chemotherapy, you're familiar with the side effects of the treatment. I'm talking about nausea, vomiting, pain, fatigue, mouth and throat sores, constipation, diarrhoea, blood disorders, nervous system effects, and the list goes on... According to a new small study, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who are diagnosed with diabetes are also a... ››› more
  • [21 December 2016]
  • Vegans are up to 34% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes
  • It's widely known that following a vegan diet, which is purely plant-based and consists of lots of vegetables, fruit and whole grains, is associated with lower risk of stroke and diabetes. According to a new study published online in the journal PLoS Medicine, vegans are at lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a progressive condition in which your body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insul... ››› more
  • [14 December 2016]
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