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Category: Weight and Obesity

An 11 year study proves that reducing animal protein decreases risk of Metabolic Syndrome

The general advice for a healthy diet is less meat and dairy and more vegetables, legumes, grains and fish. Managing weight, reducing cholesterol and systemic inflammation are some of the reasons for reducing meat and increasing plant based nutrients. A recent study shows that after following people’s diets for 11 years , the people who ate more meat were more likely to develop Metabolic Syndrome. Here’s the study below Dietary protein from different food sources, incident metabolic syndrome and changes in its components: An 11-year longitudinal study in healthy community-dwelling… Read more An 11 year study proves that reducing animal protein decreases risk of Metabolic Syndrome

New review shows a strong association between anxiety and metabolic syndrome (MetS)

A recent meta-analysis of previous studies on MetS and anxiety concluded that there is a strong association between MetS and anxiety. This is more evidence that chronic diseases often involve mood / psycho-emotional problems (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.11.025). Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a major risk for heart disease and diabetes mellitus. MetS is also associated with systemic inflammation, which a risk factor for other chronic diseases like cancer. MetS refers to a cluster of abnormal changes in the body. MetS is diagnosed using a set of pathology tests and also clinical assessments. Lab tests include inflammatory markers… Read more New review shows a strong association between anxiety and metabolic syndrome (MetS)

Is working in an office really as unhealthy as smoking?

Well yes sitting down for eight hours a day is slowly killing you and shortening your lifespan equivalent to being a smoker. Sitting for hours without any activity in the office and then coming home and slumping in front of the television is a ticket to an early grave so the experts are telling us. Good news is physical activity doesn’t mean high intensity training in the gym or running 5km every day. It means movement. but with some exertion e.g. do some chair squats, lunges, chair push-ups,  – who cares… Read more Is working in an office really as unhealthy as smoking?

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

High-dosage EGCG treatment can significantly reduce body weight in women with central obesity.

More EGCG research and this time with regard to weight loss. This study evaluated the effects of high dose of EGCG (Green Tea Extract) of 826.mg per day on weight loss in women with central obesity (abdominal obesity). To get this dose of EGCG from green tea you would need to drink between between 15 and 40 cups a day  depending on type of tea.  So either way you would be drinking tea all day to get the equivalent EGCG used in this 12 week trial. The results stated   High-dosage EGCG… Read more High-dosage EGCG treatment can significantly reduce body weight in women with central obesity.

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