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Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk – A NYT Article

NICHOLAS BAKALARAUG. 1, 2017 Moderate consumption of alcohol may be tied to a reduced risk for Type 2 diabetes, a Danish study has found. Researchers used data on 28,704 men and 41,847 women free of diabetes at the start who reported how often they drank and the amounts of alcohol consumed. They followed the group for an average of five years. The observational study is in Diabetologia. After adjusting for diet, family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, physical activity, smoking and other factors, they found that compared with abstainers, men… Read more Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk – A NYT Article

Five life-changing reasons to loose your belly fat

Five life-changing reasons to loose your belly fat Belly fat gets a bad rap, but why? Well the fat around your belly is not  inert. Every fat cell is busy communicating with the rest of our body reinforcing a poor state of health that has implications on your future and what you die from. Belly fat causes low grade inflammation; it produces hormones that affect appetite and fat storage,  it impairs  energy metabolism  and belly fat is associated with insulin resistance, depressed mood and chronic stress to name a few.… Read more Five life-changing reasons to loose your belly fat

Anxiety more common in people with diabetes

A recent study found that the incidence of anxiety disorders is almost double in people with diabetes than the general population. Diabetes, and diabetes Type II (DB II) in particular is a chronic preventable disease that has been associated with depression and obesity , but no studies have looked at associated of anxiety disorders and DBII. What is anxiety? We feel anxious is because we anticipate a perceived threat. It is common to feel anxious about a job interview or an exam.  However feeling anxious and worrying habitually over ordinary things :… Read more Anxiety more common in people with diabetes

Australia has a health crisis.

This country has a  crisis of chronic preventable disease and chronic unresolved stress. Here one in two people are overweight or obese. There are almost a million people with Type II diabetes and two million  estimated to be pre-diabetic  There are eight million Australians are predicted to be diagnosed with bowel cancer, a preventable condition. There are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia. This number is expected to increase to 400,000 in less than five years. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to be almost 900,000 by 2050. One million Australia have depression… Read more Australia has a health crisis.

New Study: Type II diabetes patients overall cancer risk is 28% higher

  A population-based cohort study of cancer in 32,247 type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. •T2DM patients had an overall 28% significantly higher cancer risk. •Particularly elevated risks were found for liver and pancreas carcinomas. •T2DM patients with breast cancer had a lower 5-year survival probability than breast cancer patients without diabetes. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with an elevated risk of cancer. The aim of this study was to assess cancer risk and survival in individuals with type 2 DM (T2DM) in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. A retrospective population-based… Read more New Study: Type II diabetes patients overall cancer risk is 28% higher

Artificial Sweeteners Contribute to Diabetes

BY ANH-USA ON DECEMBER 8, 2015 Microbes in our gastrointestinal tract power our immune systems and keep our insulin and blood sugar in balance. Aspartame and other manufactured no-calorie sweeteners are killing them. Artificial sweeteners are among the most widely used food additives worldwide, regularly consumed by lean and obese individuals alike. Products containing artificial sweeteners bring in huge sales figures, and they’re touted as being a safe and healthful alternative to sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. The science, however, tells a different story. An important study published in the journal Nature… Read more Artificial Sweeteners Contribute to Diabetes