Daily Diabetes News

Too Much Sleep Can Raise Stroke Risk

  You are told to get plenty of sleep as part of a heart healthy lifestyle to help reduce blood pressure. However, a recent study published in the journal Neurology has found that too much sleep may actually increase stroke risks. A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge and the [...]

Adding A Little Fat Or Sugar May Help Improve Child Nutrition

  If you have children, you may be tempted to try and lower their heart disease and diabetes risk by cutting out as much fat and sugar as possible from their meal plans. However, a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in the journal Pediatrics, has shown that a [...]

New Dietary Guidelines Say To Cut Back On Fat And Sugar

  It’s no secret that the “Western,” or typical American eating pattern, is unhealthy. This type of carb-laden, high-fat, and highly-processed way of eating is making it harder to fight the rising rates of obesity in the United States. The most recent USDA Dietary Guideline committee [...]

Watching TV May Raise High Blood Pressure Risk In Children

  To keep your heart healthy, it is often suggested that you watch less TV and get more physical activity. A recent study published in the International Journal of Cardiology has confirmed the benefits of this suggestion. It showed that 2 hours or more of TV watching a day raises the risk of [...]

Anger May Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

  When you get stressed or angry, you may feel your blood pressure go up, or you may start to have pain in your chest. A recent study published in the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care found that you may actually be feeling these symptoms when you are stressed because your [...]

Pollutants Linked To Obesity And Poor Health

  According to health and environmental scientists, POPs (persistent organic pollutants) are a serious public health problem. POPs are a group of substances that can stay in the environment for a long time, especially in the food we eat. This puts human health at risk in a variety of ways, [...]

Heavy Breakfast Best For Type 2 Diabetes?

  Every month, a lot of research is published about the best foods to eat for type 2 diabetes. A balanced meal plan should include enough vitamins and minerals, protein, healthy fats and fiber to help you control your blood glucose levels and avoid diabetes complications. But did you now that [...]

Low vitamin D may be a risk factor for diabetes

  By now, you probably know that obesity is a big risk factor for diabetes. In fact, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, a high BMI (Body Mass Index) is the best predictor of future type 2 diabetes. This is why the results of a new study published in the Journal of Clinical [...]

New Cholesterol Guidelines May Be Sending Mixed Messages

  New dietary guidelines put out by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) state that Americans should no longer be worried about eating high-cholesterol foods like egg yolks and shellfish. However, some experts in the nutrition field, such the chairman of cardiovascular medicine [...]

Metformin And Exercise Can Lower Gestational Diabetes Risk

If you are a woman and have a family or personal history of pre diabetes, you are at risk for gestational diabetes. This is a type of diabetes that usually occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy, and almost always goes away after the baby is born. However, people who have had gestational [...]

Sleep May Help Lower Obesity And Diabetes Risk

Obesity is a well known risk factor for heart disease, which in itself is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. It is also well known that eating healthier and staying active are vital to preventing or delaying the onset of obesity and diabetes. However, a study recently published in the [...]

Mindfulness May Help You Keep Exercising

If you don’t enjoy physical activity, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), less than half of all Americans meet their Physical Activity Guidelines. Researchers have tried for decades to find out why Americans tend to avoid exercise. They found that there are [...]

Every Movement Counts For Heart Health In Older Adults

As you get older, your bones and muscles may not be as strong as they used to be. Getting around and doing daily tasks becomes much harder. So, meeting the suggested 150 minutes of exercise each week suggested by The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans seem out of reach for many older [...]

Study Shows Why Bad Sleep Leads To Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have known for a long time that a lack of sleep–or poor quality sleep–can lead to obesity, high blood glucose levels, and type 2 diabetes. But until now, they didn’t know why. A recent study published in the journal Diabetologia has shown them one possibility. It showed that not [...]
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