Here’s how you can boost your brain power

Adding just a few of these activities to your weekly schedule will enhance your mind and give your brain a boost. If you only have time to fit one brain-enriching task into your week, we recommend getting out for a brisk walk. Physical activity has no end of benefits for your body and mind

Here’s how you can boost your brain powerHumans have brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to change for better or worse at any age. This flexibility of the brain plays a significant role in the development or decline of our brains, and how our distinct personalities are shaped. Neural connections can be forged or severed, and grey […]

8 Promising breakthroughs in diabetes research

Scientists have been working hard to find cures, new treatments, and better management techniques for the millions of people worldwide dealing with diabetes. Here are some of the latest developments you need to know about

8 Promising breakthroughs in diabetes researchAccording to recent research, we’re not entirely sure how many diseases the label ‘diabetes’ covers. But no matter what causes our bodies to struggle with their blood sugar levels, it’s a serious condition that requires daily care. Insulin producing implants made from stem cells Clinical trials began last year for testing for ViaCyte’s PEC-Direct device; […]

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels, whether caused by diabetes or other factors, keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancyA new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]

Elevated blood sugar levels tied to heart and kidney problems, says study

According to a study published in the Lancet Diabetes, people who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar

Elevated blood sugar levels tied to heart and kidney problems, says studyDiabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Plenty of previous research also ties diabetes to an increased risk of kidney disease. Research has been mixed; however, on whether slightly elevated blood sugar that is sometimes called ‘pre-diabetes’ might also increase the risk of heart and kidney issues. Even the name […]

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

The researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43 per cent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. It was noted that the people who fell within the high consumption category were at a 58 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the individuals in the low consumption group

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says studyDiabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job

Prolonged sitting has been linked to everything from increased hunger and inflammation (which both lead to obesity and belly fat) to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” now you know where it stems from

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we stretch our legs, step out for air, or take a walk around the block. Basically, we do anything we can to get the blood moving, because sitting all day […]

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Prediabetes is a borderline condition in which your blood sugar is consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood tes

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know aboutType 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteria

New research finds that a shift in diet to incorporate more fibre could encourage specific types of gut bacteria, reducing the symptoms of diabetes and aiding weight loss

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteriaA diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help treat type 2 diabetes, and it seems to do this by changing the bacteria that live in a person’s gut. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two different diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over […]

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds study

A recent study conducted at the Chellaram Institute of Diabetes, Pune, has found that type 2 diabetes, which affects almost 70 million people in India; can be reverse in its initial stages with a low calorie diet

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds studyDoctors from the institute shared that such studies are also conducted globally with similar results. Dr Unnikrishnan AG, Chief Endrocrinologist and CEO at Chellaram Diabetes Institute said that selective patients who are younger  and have had diabetes for a shorter duration and who are slightly obese can reverse their diabetes by making proper lifestyle changes. […]

Medical breakthrough: Diabetes has five types not just two, reveals study

Most diabetes cases are split into two groups: type one and type two. A new study including nearly 15,000 diabetic patients suggests this decades-old distinction only tells part of the story. A new report divides diabetes mellitus into five separate conditions. The advancement could improve patient care. Because each group has different causes and complication risks

Medical breakthrough: Diabetes has five types not just two, reveals studyScientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes, or uncontrolled blood sugar levels, is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes. Experts […]
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