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Following a keto diet may raise your risk of having type 2 diabetes risk

By finding a link to a condition that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes; new research questions the health benefits of ketogenic diets. Ketogenic diets are low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets that have been shown to reduce weight. They change metabolism so that energy comes from fat instead of sugar. When researchers in Switzerland examined what […]

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Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in check

We celebrate a multitude of festivals, and each has a common denominator – calorie rich delicacies. Sweet, sugary, rasgollas, crisp deep-fried puris, fragrant biryanis, laddoos, pedas, sheera, and others. There is temptation everywhere, making it even more difficult to resist. A downer, however, is that people around a diabetic person seem to encourage them to […]

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High sugar levels during pregnancy could lead to childhood obesity, reveals study

The study was co-authored by Samantha Ehrlich, professor of public health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and fellow researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. For the research, scientists analysed the data of more than 40,000 pregnant women who delivered babies between 1995 and 2004 in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system. They […]

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Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

This is according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Sheba Medical Center in Israel The study, which combined data from a randomised placebo-controlled trial in humans and mouse studies, indicated that propionate can trigger a cascade of metabolic events […]

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#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney – a neglected organ in diabetes 

What are kidneys? The kidneys are bean-shaped organs located near the middle of the back, just below the rib cage with one on each side of the spine. Kidneys are responsible for many essential regulatory roles, including filtering the blood to keep it clean and chemically balanced and erythropoietin hormone production. One of the most […]

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Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levels

Hyperglycaemia is a term describing excess levels of glucose or sugar in your blood, a defining characteristic of diabetes. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as skipping insulin, dietary patterns, activity levels, or certain kinds of illnesses. Mildly elevated levels are typically not a cause for concern. But notably high blood […]

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