Even 1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women, reveals study

Though excess body fat is a known risk for many metabolic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, recent research has been gathering evidence to show that the amount of body fat is not the only factor that contributes to risk

Even 1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women, reveals studyResearchers already know that excess body fat can increase the risk of diabetes, but a new study shows that one form of fat, in particular – the ‘invisible’ one that accumulates around organs and intestines – can heighten this risk more than seven times, at least in women. Now, research from Uppsala University in Sweden […]

Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, reveals new study

Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes)

Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, reveals new studyTall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women. The increased risk in shorter individuals may be due to higher liver fat content and a less favourable profile of cardiometabolic risk factors, say […]

Moderate muscle strength tied to lower risk of diabetes

Maintaining a moderate amount of muscle strength may help adults lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a U.S. study suggests

Moderate muscle strength tied to lower risk of diabetesResearchers asked 4,681 people without diabetes, whose average age was 43, to do leg and bench presses to measure their muscle strength, and to perform treadmill tests to assess their cardiorespiratory fitness. During an average follow-up period of more than eight years, 229 participants, or almost 5 per cent, developed diabetes. Compared to people who […]

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?

An Indian dies of a heart attack every 33 seconds. Surprisingly, in the last few years recreational running is gaining popularity. We are determined to make running more of a lifestyle improvement, in order to benefit not only our physical body but also our heart

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.”- Joan Benoit In 2004, when Mumbai marathon first began, the bookings were open till the day before the event. This year, the spots were filled 6 months in […]

Pune: IMA to organise diabetes awareness programme to highlight preventive measures

Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune, will be organising a diabetes awareness programme on Sunday, December 16. The programme includes an awareness rally, free sugar check-up, free check-up for diabetic retinopathy. The programme will also feature intriguing lectures given by prominent health experts

Pune: IMA to organise diabetes awareness programme to highlight preventive measuresWhile the burden of diabetes is increasing in India, experts are pointing out the need to create more awareness on its prevention and cure. It is with this reason that IMA Pune along with some other organisations in Pune has organised an awareness program for the same. When it comes to type 2 diabetes, the […]