Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Diabetic Retinopathy!!!

A new study has found that patients with diabetic retinopathy, especially the proliferative type, are more likely to have insufficient serum vitamin D levels than people without diabetes, suggesting a link between vitamin D deficiency and one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. The principal investigator presented the findings in a poster here at the…

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The #1 Thing That 26 Million Americans Have In Common…..Diabetes!

The CDC says about 26 million adult Americans have diabetes and that 79 million more have prediabetes, a condition that raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not so high as to result in a diagnosis…

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Soda May Raise Risk of Type-2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome!!!

Numerous previous studies have found a direct and positive association between the consumption of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages with the risks of diabetes and pre-diabetes.  Vasanti Malik, from Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues completed a meta-analysis that pooled 11 studies, involving over 300,000 subjects, examining the association between sugar-sweetened beverages and…

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Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Obesity!!!

Attempts to find more effective therapeutic and preventive approaches to type 2 diabetes and obesity have been frustrated by inadequate understanding of the pathology. However, genetic variants associated with risk may provide insight into how these diseases develop, according to a review article published December 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, by…

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Staying Active Lessens Age-Related Weight Gain, Especially in Women!!!

Staying active in young adulthood appears to help individuals lessen the fattening effects of time, with results of a new study showing that physically active young adults do not put on as much weight as their less active counterparts. While some weight gain appears inevitable–even the most active individuals had increases in weight and waist…

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Combining Resistance Training and Aerobic Exercise Reduces Diabetes Marker!!!

A number of previous studies have suggested a range of health benefits for a combined resistance and aerobic exercise program. Timothy Church, from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Louisiana, USA), and colleagues conducted a nine-month long study known as HART-D — Health Benefits of Aerobic and Resistance Training in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, which…

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New Guidelines for Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes!!!

New guidelines issued jointly by the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine stress the crucial role that physical activity plays in the management of type 2 diabetes. They replace recommendations made in the American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes” that were issued in 2000. Developed…

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