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News tag: type 2 diabetes


Excess sugar, added carbs identified as true culprits in obesity

23 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Lack of physical activity is considered the triggering factor for obesity, but excess sugar and carbohydrates are in fact the true culprits, health experts claim. Scientists say the current surge in poor diet is responsible for the increased occurrence of the disease more than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined.…


Losing half and hour of sleep daily linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes

9 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Sleeping half an hour less than what we are supposed to get can lead to significant health problems, including weight gain, new study shows. Researchers also found that those who sleep less during the week days and attempt to recover by sleeping longer during the weekend are in fact disrupting…


Drank in moderation, coffee consumption reduces risk of stroke, heart disease

3 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Extending the list of health benefits, drinking three to five cups of coffee a day has been linked to reduced risk of stroke or heart attack, a major new study found. After examining 25,000 middle age men and women, researchers noticed that those who drank the least and the most…

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Urgent action needed on obesity in women to prevent risks to babies

18 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Strategies to prevent young women become obese are urgently needed as pregnancy would have damaging consequences for themselves and their babies, scientists claim in a major European research project. According to researchers associated with the Dorian consortium, children of obese mothers are more likely to develop heart disease, have a…


Women with psychological trauma have increased risk of diabetes

9 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Women with previous post-traumatic stress disorder episodes are exposed to nearly a doubled risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study unveils. Conducted by a team of researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the study was published in the journal Jama Psychiatry on…


Diabetes patients face a higher risk of developing cancer

7 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Diabetes patients have up to 70 percent higher risk of developing several types of cancer, a new study shows. As more than 260 new cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes are being added into Australia’s National Diabetes registry each day, medical professionals say the latest findings on diabetes offer…

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Eat whole grain foods for a longer life!

7 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
The simple porridge, based on whole grain, may increase longevity, new research claims. Eating whole grain food items is a recommendation provided by most dieticians and healthcare professionals so people remain healthy and stay away from various conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases. Researchers at Harvard…


Compound in potatoes may reduce obesity

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Common wisdom tells us loving potatoes too much results in a bulging waistline, but researchers now say this vegetable can actually lose a few pounds, as "the miracle ingredient to fight obesity.” An extract from Irish potatoes, which are rich in polyphenols, has been linked to reducing weight in a…


Artificial pancreas controls insulin better than pumps

27 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The world's first clinical trial to compare three ways of delivering insulin to control glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes concludes that two versions of an artificial pancreas do a better job than conventional pump therapy. The results could have significant implications for the treatment of type 1…


Type 2 Diabetes better controlled with “good fat”

25 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Type 2 Diabetes patients receive additional support from brown fat, also known as “good fat”, by warming up the body in cold weather and burning up calories in the process, dipping into excess sugars. People suffering from Type 2 Diabetes are unable to process insulin properly, and suffer from elevated…