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Diabetics Do Not Need to Limit Fruit Intake

Patients who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) need not limit their fruit intake, as patients who had limited fruit intake did not show any improvement in glycemic control, according to a new study published online in Nutrition Journal.  Researchers found in their study that patients who were given high fruit intake showed the same positive results as those who had fruit restriction. Despite the lack of any trial evidence, some health professionals advise diabetic patients to limit intake of fruits because of its high sugar content. Patients are normally advised to increase consumption of a variety […]

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Sit Less to Reduce Diabetes Risk

A new study published in Diabetologia suggests that patients with known risk factors for type 2 diabetes could benefit more from reducing sedentary time (like reducing sitting time by one and half hours) than simply exercising regularly. Patients at risk are presently advised to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for a minimum of 2.5 hours per week.  However, the study led by Joseph Henson, suggests that patients should in fact be advised to lessen inactivity or lying down or sitting time. Patients were analyzed from two studies: Project STAND (Sedentary Time and Diabetes), a study that involved about 150 […]

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Diabetes with Depression Increases Risk of Death

A new study published in General Hospital Psychiatry reveals that people suffering from diabetes coupled with untreated depression have higher risk of death.  According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, about 26 million people in the U.S. suffer from diabetes and almost 30% of these patients experience symptoms of depression. The study analyzed more than 42,000 patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and depression.  The result of the analysis showed that the 1.5-fold increase in the risk of death was linked to depression.  Likewise, a review of four studies showed that people suffering from diabetes with simultaneous […]

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A study led by Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor, analyzed the relation of sitting time and chronic diseases in middle-aged Australian males. The findings showed that the more time was spent in sitting as indicated by the participants, the more reported chronic diseases increased. This study is especially relevant to office desk workers as well as those who have prolonged sitting time like truck drivers. The study involved more than 60,000 males from New South Wales with ages ranging from 45 to 65 years old. The participants reported for chronic diseases they have at present, if any, along with their daily […]

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Diet Soda Consumption Increases Risk for Diabetes

New research reveals that high consumption of artificially sweetened beverages, particularly diet soda, increases women’s risk for type 2 diabetes. Guy Fagherazzi, from the Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, Villejuif, France, and colleagues report their findings in the recent online publication of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The researchers suggest there are some biological mechanisms that may explain their findings. However, they did not find a cause and effect relationship. In the study, the investigators analyzed data from a large study involving more than 66,000 French women. During their follow-up from 1993-2007, more than 1300 women […]

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