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A Soda a Day Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that drinking one-12 oz serving size of sugar-sweetened soft drink daily can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22 percent. Most studies on these matters have been conducted in North America, but the authors, led by Dr Dora Romaguera, of the Imperial College London, UK, examined data from eight countries in Europe, participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC study, including UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands). The study included more than […]

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Health Benefits of Banaba Leaf Extract

Leaves from banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa L) come from trees originating in Southeast Asia and have been used traditionally in the Philippines and India for people with diabetes and weight management problems.  The active component in banaba leaves is corosolic acid, which scientists at Arkansas State University are suggesting is a potential treatment for diabetes in the future. The current treatment for diabetes includes insulin treatment which is very expensive and may increase the production of anti-insulin antibodies. This immune response may cause unwanted side effects, which reduce insulin’s usefulness to function correctly in metabolism. Animal studies suggest that corosolic acid may […]

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Stevia, a Sweet Alternative

Extracts from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana plant, a small South American shrub, have been used as both a medicine and a sweetener since ancient times. The plant is botanically related to artichoke, sunflower, and medicinal herbs like echinacea and yarrow. Because it is natural and free of calories and carbohydrates, it offers dieters and diabetics a healthier option than other controversial chemicals such as aspartame and saccharin. According to Tana Amen, BSN, RN, author of The Omni Diet, the process of extraction to produce the stevia sweetener involves the use of alcohols like methanol and ethanol, which undergoes ultrafiltration, making […]

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Early Solid Food Intake in Infants

Pediatricians often encourage mothers to gradually introduce their babies to eating solid foods once they reach the age of four to six months. However, it has been found that many babies are started on solid foods even before this age, according to a recent study published in Pediatrics. Experts are concerned, because the early introduction to solid foods may make infants vulnerable to increased risk for chronic disease, such as obesity and diabetes. Heather B. Clayton, PhD, MPH, from the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, and colleagues surveyed more than 1300 mothers who participated […]

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Diabetics Benefit from Resistance Exercises

Experts agree that exercise benefits patients with diabetes mellitus in various ways, in terms of reducing weight, regulating blood sugar levels and improving overall health. Different studies have shown that aerobic exercises combined with resistance training exercises significantly improve blood sugar levels and metabolic health in general. Current exercise guidelines from various health experts of the federal government, the American Diabetes Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine, advise doing a combination of aerobic and resistance exercises for optimal health benefit. A new study shows that progressive resistance training can lead to better blood glucose control. Less insulin resistance […]

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