Daily Diabetes News

Chia seeds may help lower heart health risks

April 6, 2015

Eating plenty of fiber can help you reach and stay at a healthy weight, absorb more nutrients from the foods you eat, and to help keep your blood glucose levels stable. But it can be hard for you to get the suggested 30 grams of fiber a day from fruits and vegetables alone. Adding a whole grain, [...]

High blood pressure rates have continued to rise

April 5, 2015

Heart disease is one of the biggest causes of preventable death in the United States. High blood pressure is one major heart disease risk factor. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, happens when the arteries in your body narrow or harden, making it harder for blood to travel to your [...]

Eating more whole grains may lengthen your life

April 4, 2015

A recent study published in the journal BMC Medicine showed that those who ate more fiber-rich whole grain foods may live longer than those who don’t eat them very often. Researchers looked at adults aged 50 to 71 over about 10 to 15 years. They tracked the subjects’ health status and fiber [...]

Blood fats may prevent vitamin E from improving your health

April 3, 2015

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant, an anti-aging compound that helps prevent cells from being damaged by free radicals. By keeping your cells healthy, you can prevent chronic disease, improve the health of your immune system, and produce healthy red blood cells to take oxygen to [...]

Secondhand smoke may raise heart disease risk in children

April 2, 2015

Smoking is a known risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease. Over time, smoking can narrow your blood vessels, making it hard for oxygen-rich blood to get to your heart and other organs. However, your smoking habit may also be raising the heart disease risk of those around you. A [...]

Losing Weight Can Ease Obstructive Sleep Apnea

April 1, 2015

People with diabetes have a higher risk for sleep apnea, a condition in which your breathing stops and starts many times during the night. As this prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep, it puts you at a high risk for sleepiness during the day, memory and attention problems, insulin [...]

Plant-Based Meal Plans Can Protect Your Heart Health

March 31, 2015

You probably already know that a cornerstone of a healthy, balanced meal plan is plenty of plant foods. Fresh, frozen, and even canned vegetables, fruit, grains, beans and nuts provide important nutrients to help you avoid serious illnesses. A new study from researchers at Imperial College London [...]

Treating Depression Can Lower Heart Disease Risks

March 30, 2015

You may know that having a chronic disease, like type 2 diabetes or heart disease, can lead to emotional problems like depression and anxiety. Caring for your condition, in addition to all of your other responsibilities, can be very stressful. But did you know that it may also be true the other way [...]

Weight-Lifting May Lower Diabetes Risk In Asian Populations

March 29, 2015

Recently, we reported that Asian Americans have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes at lower weights. This means that people of Asian descent do not have to be obese or severely overweight to have problems with their blood glucose levels, insulin sensitivity, and A1C, like most Caucasians do. With [...]

Unhealthy Children Are Likely To Become Unhealthy Adults

March 28, 2015

Your heart is the cornerstone of your overall health, since it pumps blood to all of your organs. For this reason, it is important to take care of your heart, not just when a problem presents itself, but also before that point. A recent study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular [...]

Salt Can Be Bad For Your Overall Heart Health

March 27, 2015

As part of a heart healthy lifestyle, you may be told to lower your sodium (salt) intake in order to reduce your risk of high blood pressure. However, salt may be bad for your heart health in ways you have never thought of before. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of [...]

Losing Weight May Help Obese Adults Get Rid of A. Fib

March 26, 2015

Obesity can pose many heart health risks, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that those who are obese with a heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation, or A. [...]

Smokers Have A Higher Risk Of Multiple Heart Attacks And Stroke

March 25, 2015

Smoking is a known risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease, because it constricts blood vessels that move oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that smokers who have had a heart attack or stroke [...]

Folic Acid May Lower Stroke Risk In People With High Blood Pressure

March 24, 2015

Folic acid is a nutrient most commonly known for helping to prevent brain defects in infants. Therefore, it may not be too surprising to find out that this nutrient can also help prevent strokes, which occur when blood flow to the brain is cut off. A recent study published in the Journal of the [...]

Diet Soda Linked To Obesity In Older Adults

March 24, 2015

If you have any symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which include obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood glucose levels, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides, your healthcare provider may have suggested that you cut down on sugar. But if you switched to diet soda to achieve this, you might be [...]
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