Category Archives for Diabetes

High Iron Means Increased Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Quick take: High iron means increased risk of gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs in up to 10% of pregnant women, and can lead to complications for both mother and child. Complications include

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Crash Diet Cures Diabetes in One Week

Calorie restriction and intermittent fasting Calorie restriction, as I’ve noted many times, is the most robust anti-aging intervention yet found. One of the key means through which calorie restriction

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Diabetes cured with diet and exercise

The scourge of the obesity epidemic One of the worst consequences of the obesity epidemic is skyrocketing rates of type 2 diabetes. In the U.S., around 26 million people have diabetes, and perhaps even

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Chocolate extends lifespan and improves cognitive performance

Chocolate can extend lifespan and improve cognitive performance, in rats, anyway, and there’s little reason to doubt that it would in humans. In the following study, the researchers used a special

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Association of phthalates with obesity and insulin resistance

Concentrations of urinary phthalate metabolites are associated with increased waist circumference and insulin resistance in adult U.S. males. BACKGROUND: Phthalates impair rodent testicular function and

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Glutathione in oxidative stress

Glutathione in oxidative stress Glutathione is the body’s main internal antioxidant, and is diminished in cases of oxidative stress, that is, when too many free radicals and other reactive oxygen

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Treatment of diabetes with a ketogenic diet

Treatment of diabetes and diabetic complications with a ketogenic diet. Accumulating evidence suggests that low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets are safe and effective to reduce glycemia in diabetic patients

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Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis?

Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis? Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by subclinical systemic inflammation and impaired regulation of blood glucose levels. Interestingly,

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Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease It is not uncommon for people to spend one-half of their waking day sitting, with

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Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for obesity and diabetes type 2 in women at late reproductive age

Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for obesity and diabetes type 2 in women at late reproductive age It was suggested that glucose metabolism and body fat content depend on serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin

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Human biodiversity in adiposity

First, the study: Racial differences in abdominal depot-specific adiposity in white and African American adults Katzmarzyk PT, Bray GA, Greenway FL, Johnson WD, Newton RL Jr, Ravussin E, Ryan DH, Smith

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Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis?

Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis? Kolb H, Eizirik DL.Source Immunobiology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Düsseldorf, D-40001 Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Thiamine (Vitamin B-1)

In the following article, Substituting Vitamins and Supplements for Pharmaceuticals in Type 2 Diabetes, Stuart Lindsey wonders how many of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes could be due to thiamine deficiency,

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