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Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced foetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased […]

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Time-restricted eating shows benefits for blood glucose, finds study

In a small study now published in the journal Obesity, researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) assessed the effects of time-restricted eating (TRE) in 15 men for one week. “The men, who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, limited their food intake […]

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Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes, finds study

Irregular sleep schedules and poor sleep quality are known to be associated with poor blood sugar control in people who already have diabetes. In the current study, however, 73% of participants had ‘prediabetes’ – meaning they weren’t yet diabetic but their blood sugar levels were almost in the diabetes range. The rest had recently been […]

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Blood pressure and glucose control may prevent common arrhythmia

In an analysis of more than 6,000 Finnish patients, appearing online May 24, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, UCSF researchers found that more than half of the cases of heart block resulted from high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar. Atrioventricular (AV) block occurs when electrical conduction is impaired between the heart’s four chambers, most […]

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The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals study

Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and […]

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