Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetes

The study found that people working irregular or rotating shifts with usual night shifts were 44 per cent more likely to have Type 2 diabetes. In addition, compared to day workers, all shift workers were more likely to have type 2 diabetes

Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetesShift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, with weight gain and poor sleep quality among the outcomes of shift work which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at […]

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per cent

Omega-6 fatty acids are considered to be essential for health; not only do they aid brain function, but they also play an important role in skin and hair growth, and they help to regulate metabolism and support bone health. However, since the body is unable to produce omega-6, we can only get these fatty acids from certain foods, including soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and some nuts and seeds

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per centFrom an analysis of almost 40,000 adults across 20 studies, researchers found that people who had higher blood levels of linoleic acid, a main form of omega-6, were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with lower levels of the fatty acid. Study co-author Dr Jason Wu, of the George Institute for Global […]

New research shows that high levels of a certain protein may lead to obesity

White and brown fat have different functions. White fat mainly stores energy in the form of triglycerides - a type of fat commonly found in the blood, which may trigger conditions such as heart disease and diabetes if abnormally high. Brown fat, on the other hand, specializes in expending that energy by creating heat during exposure to cold temperatures, in a process known as thermogenesis

New research shows that high levels of a certain protein may lead to obesityOur bodies store energy in the form of fat. The fat, or adipose, tissue – which helps to regulate the body’s metabolism – is typically divided into two main types: white and brown. Additionally, a third type of fat can develop from white fat, as “beige” cells can form there when activated by certain stimuli. […]