Sugar Substitues: May Not be Sweet for Your Health

Sugar Substitues: May Not be Sweet for Your Health

A small study (published as an abstract) of healthy individuals received the equivalent non-caloric sweetener contained in 1.5 liters of “diet” soda for 14 days along with a with a control group receiving a placebo. The results suggest that glucose...
Best Not to Rely on Gylcemic Index

Best Not to Rely on Gylcemic Index

Tufts University researchers found the glycemic index can vary by an average of 20% within an individual and 25% between individuals. This suggests the often promoted glycemic index probably has limited usefulness in predicting how a food affects blood sugar levels....
Diabetics Should Get Up and Move!

Diabetics Should Get Up and Move!

In a newly released position statement, the American Diabetes Association says everyone who has diabetes or is at risk of it should get up and move their body as vigorously as they can! In addition to regular, daily physical activity, diabetics should aim to move...
Eat a Few Nuts to Your Health!

Eat a Few Nuts to Your Health!

Pooled research from 12 clinical trials of 450 participants with type 2 diabetes, found those eating an average of 2 ounces of tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts or cashews) conveyed improved glycemic control. They experienced significantly lower levels of...
Sugar Tax Impact in the U.K.

Sugar Tax Impact in the U.K.

Based on a report last year from the U.K. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, the U.K. has decided to implement in 2018 a three-tiered tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB): High tax: >8 g sugar/100 ml Moderate tax: 5-8 g/100 ml No tax: <5 g/100 ml...
Global Cost of Diabetes is Now $825 Billion

Global Cost of Diabetes is Now $825 Billion

When a person loses their ability to regulate their blood sugar, they have  diabetes and are at increased risk for heart and kidney disease, loss of vision, and amputations. There are now 422 million adults in the world with diabetes—four times as many as in 1980....
Early Weight Gain May Pose Diabetes Risk

Early Weight Gain May Pose Diabetes Risk

A large Scandinavian study of 100,000 children found weight gains above normal during the first 12 months correlated with a higher risk for type 1 diabetes. The authors of the study suggest early rapid growth may place increased demand on the beta cells of the...
TV Time Increases Diabetes Risk

TV Time Increases Diabetes Risk

Over 3000 overweight people were randomized to lifestyle intervention, daily metformin (medication), or placebo groups. The lifestyle group was encouraged to limit sedentary behaviors and get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. At three years...

Brief, Intense Exercise Helps Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in those who have type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Several changes in the structure and function of the left ventricle occur prior to any overt cardiac disease. A small, study of T2DM patients without overt heart disease who...

Soda and Diabetes

A wealth of evidence demonstrates that the regular consumption of soft drinks significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. A review of much of that data found regular use of sugary drinks is linked to the onset of diabetes independent of obesity. One daily...

Low Birth Weight, Lifestyle and Diabetes

Almost 150,000 healthcare professionals without diabetes were followed for 20-30 years. The researchers found an unhealthy lifestyle increased the relative risk for type 2 diabetes by more than 2 times (2.10). However, when combined with low birth weight, the relative...
9 Secrets to Live Longer and Stronger
Discover the nine keys that will help you regain your health, boost your energy, enhance your immune system, prevent premature aging, and stop the progress of degenerative diseases. Get your copy today!
Never display this again