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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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Trans Fats are a Threat to Women’s Health

Trans fats are unsaturated fats that are known to increase blood levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower levels of good (HDL) cholesterol. These effects can increase one’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. These are fats are found in natural foods like milk and animal fats, but mostly in processed food products that contain hydrogenated plant fats. These foods include margarine and most fried foods. A recent study published in the American Heart Journal found that women who have coronary heart disease increase their risk for sudden cardiac death if they consume trans fats. Harvard researchers analyzed data […]

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