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Insulin Resistance

  • 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]
  • Two-decade study finds that insulin resistance may lead to accelerated cognitive decline
  • Breakthrough! A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has found a link between insulin resistance - caused in part by physical inactivity and obesity - and accelerated cognitive decline. According to the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced a more rapid decline in memory and execut... ››› more
  • [17 May 2017]
  • Want to bust that sugar craving? Here's what you should snack on...
  • If you've ever attempted eliminating sugar from your diet, you know how tough it can be - especially when the cravings for something sweet strike! But did you know that there are a number of foods you can eat when you're craving sugar that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are nine of them. Nine foods that will curb your sweet tooth #1: Chia seeds Chia seeds are full of fibre and a... ››› more
  • [06 April 2017]
  • Small study reveals how long it takes for a Westernised diet to alter your metabolism
  • As it turns out, the Westernised diet - topped with butter, featuring junk food like fatty microwavable meals, instant noodles, pizza, doughnuts and biscuits - doesn't take long to do some really bad things to your metabolism. Just how long, you ask? According to a small study recently published in the journal Obesity, following a junk food diet for just five days can wreak havoc on your metabo... ››› more
  • [23 March 2017]
  • Three healthy, low-sugar techniques to give in to your sweet tooth
  • I'll admit it - I have a serious sweet tooth. When the sugar cravings strike, I can't just ignore them, so oftentimes, I give in and before I know it, I've finished a chocolate bar, a doughnut and a soft drink. Of course, after indulging in these sweet treats I'm only left feeling guilty and ever so disappointed in myself! If you can relate to having an unstoppable sweet tooth, you're probably ... ››› more
  • [24 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]
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