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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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Sugary foods and drinks have been found to raise the prevalence of diabetes worldwide, according to a study recently published online in PLoS ONE.  Researchers cited some countries such as Bangladesh, France, Georgia, Philippines and Romania, where diabetes is prevalent despite low obesity rates, which therefore led them to suggest that diabetes may be mainly driven by excessive sugar intake. Most of the worldwide rise has been thought to be type 2 diabetes linked to the metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors), which includes high blood cholesterol level, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Researchers reported that for every […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that gestational diabetes affects up to 10% of pregnant women in the US. This condition is characterized by increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy, which may be undiagnosed and untreated, resulting in complications for both the mother and the baby. Women who have a family history of diabetes or who are obese or overweight have an increased risk for gestational diabetes. A small pilot study conducted by Dr. Rosario D’Anna of the Department of Obstetrics at University Hospital in Messina, Italy, showed that supplementation with myo-inositol could reduce women’s risk for […]

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New Evidence on Resveratrol Benefits

New groundbreaking evidences on the benefits of resveratrol were recently presented by University of Leicester scientists at a major conference called Resveratrol 2012. The conference, which was attended by experts from many countries, featured new findings based on studies done in the last two years. This included evidence from more than ten clinical trials, which were conducted after the first international conference was held in Denmark in 2010. Resveratrol is a compound extracted from the skin of grapes, and is found in red wine. Its potential benefits have been studied for some time now, mostly on laboratory animals, but its […]

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Moderate Coffee Intake Reduces Risk of Diabetes

There is growing evidence on the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of coffee, and among these is its positive influence in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. A recent report, which summarized epidemiological studies suggesting the link between moderate coffee intake and diabetes, was presented at the 2012 World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications. The report highlighted research showing that drinking 3-4 cups of coffee daily may lower the risk for diabetes by 25% compared to drinking none or fewer than two cups daily. Another study showed that there is a dose-dependent relationship between daily consumption of […]

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