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Optimism may lower diabetes risk in postmenopausal women: Study

New York: While it is known that a positive personality can help one succeed in life, a new study suggests that traits such as optimism may actually help reduce the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. The study examined whether personality traits, including optimism, negativity, and hostility, were associated with the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes […]

Change in lifestyle may reduce diabetes risk, says study

New York: If you are suffering from diabetes, then following some lifestyle and health factors may prove to be good for your heart and can help prevent disorders, says a new study. The study showed that individuals who were in the recommended, ideal ranges for at least four of Life’s Simple seven health factors had […]

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63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report

New Delhi: As the country grapples with health-related issues such as diabetes, healthier food choices might be the flavour of the season with a poll showing that around 63 per cent Indians (now want) eat plant-based food in place of meat. An Ipsos report ‘Food Habits of Indians: Ipsos Study’ observed that Indians are making […]

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New device to make glucose monitoring 'painless' for diabetics

London: Researchers have designed a microneedle patch for people with diabetes to enable them to monitor their glucose levels throughout the day in a “painless” manner. Continuous monitoring is a way to safely and reliably lower blood glucose – giving the user a full picture of their glucose levels throughout the day and helping them […]

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An egg a day may keep diabetes away, says study

London: Eating an egg daily can have a beneficial effect on the blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of Type-2 diabetes, a new study shows. The findings showed that the blood samples of men who ate more eggs included certain lipid molecules that positively correlated with the blood profile of men […]

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5-10 servings of fruits, veggies daily may cut diabetes risk

New York: Want to restore the level of antioxidants — key to ward off heart disease and Type-2 diabetes — that you lost due to high consumption of fat rich-food in the holiday season? Eating five to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables as well as nuts, seeds, and legumes daily may help. A diet […]

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Diabetes drugs linked to heart disease risk: Study

New York: Intake of two commonly used drugs to treat Type-2 diabetes carry a high risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure or amputation, warns a new study. The two drugs — sulfonylureas and basal insulin — are the second-line medication after metformin, a widely accepted initial Type-2 diabetes treatment. The […]

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Diabetes drug could treat heart disease: Study

New York: Researchers have discovered that metformin — a drug commonly used to treat Type-2 diabetes — might also be used to treat a specific form of heart failure known as preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), finds a new study. In a mice study, published in the journal of General Physiology, researchers showed that metformin relaxes […]

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Heart attack risks higher on Christmas eve: Study

London: All set to ring in Christmas eve? According to a research, the risk of heart attack peaks at around Christmas eve, particularly for older and sicker people, and it is most likely due to heightened emotional stress. The study, from researchers in the Lund University in Sweden, showed that the risk of heart attack […]

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Dates, apricots better than starchy foods in lowering diabetes

Toronto: Eating dried fruits such as dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas may not spike blood sugar compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study. “People often worry about sources of sugar, and fruits are one of them. But most fruits, in particular tender fruit, have a low glycemic index and what we’re […]

'Night owls' at greater risk of heart disease, diabetes: Study

London: If you are a night owl or prefer sleeping late at night and are having trouble waking up early, then you are at a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and Type-2 diabetes than early risers. The study showed that people with an evening preference were 2.5 times more likely to have Type-2 […]

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98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

New York: While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say researchers led by one of an Indian-origin, while asserting the need to […]

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Researchers develop new shoe insole that can treat diabetic foot ulcers

New York: Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for people who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes. Diabetic ulcers commonly result from high blood sugar damaging nerves, which takes away feeling from the toes or feet. “One of the ways to heal these wounds is […]

3-4 cups of coffee daily may keep diabetes at bay

London: Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes by nearly 25 per cent, suggests a study. The effect of coffee consumption on Type-2 diabetes was found in both men and women. The same protective effect applied to consuming the same amount of decaffeinated coffee, the […]

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Smoking, diabetes & hypertension spike heart attack risk in women

London: Although men are at greater risk of heart attack than women, unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, besides diabetes and hypertension increase the risk of heart attack in the fairer sex than in their male counterparts, a new study has found. The study showed that an elevated risk of heart attack was found among women […]

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Genes tied to obesity may shield you against diabetes

London: Certain genetic factors may impact our body in intriguingly paradoxical ways. A team of scientists has identified 14 new genetic variations that were linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) but have the potential to lower risk of diabetes, lower blood pressure and lower heart disease risk. According to researchers, it is because the […]

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Gut bacteria can contribute to diabetes: Study

London: Gut bacteria has the ability to affect how cells respond to insulin and can thus contribute to Type-2 diabetes, says a new study. The study explored that the gut microbiota of people with treatment-naive Type-2 diabetes can be linked to a different metabolism of the amino acid histidine, which is mainly derived from the diet. […]

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High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

New York: Researchers have identified a DNA mutation common in animals that may explain why a diet high in carbohydrates induces obesity and diabetes in some but not others. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, showed a surprising difference between two sets of the fruit flies when feeding with alternate diets high in […]

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Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

London: People with diabetes are more at risk of deaths from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, than non-diabetics, a study has found. The increased risk of death from these causes may be related to the mental health of patients, which may be adversely affected by the psychological burden of living with and self-treating this debilitating […]

Diabetes may be detected 20 years before diagnosis: Study

Tokyo: Early signs of Type-2 diabetes can be detected 20 years before diagnosis, according to a new research. Researchers from Aizawa Hospital in Japan found that increased fasting glucose, higher body mass index (BMI) and impaired insulin sensitivity were detectable 10 years before the diagnosis of diabetes as well as prediabetes. As the vast majority […]

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Diabetes ups risks of arthritis, osteoporosis: Study

London: Middle-aged with diabetes are at greater risk of developing arthritis and osteoporosis, in addition to increased risk to the heart, a study has found. Researchers from the Nordsjaellands University Hospital in Denmark have found that people with diabetes are 33 per cent more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis — a type of arthritis that […]

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Vit B may boost kidney function in young diabetics

Cairo: Adolescents suffering from Type-1 diabetes may benefit from Vitamin B supplements as it improves kidney functions by protecting against development and progression of renal diseases, a new study has found. The findings suggest Vitamin B supplements, in addition to traditional angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor therapy may be a simple, safe and cost-effective strategy for early […]

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Eat rye, oats, or wheat daily to ward off diabetes risk

London: Consuming wholegrains such as a slice of rye bread or a bowl of oat porridge daily can prevent the development of Type-2 diabetes, finds a study. The study, led by researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, showed that it made no difference which type of wholegrain product or cereal the […]

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Losing just 6 hrs of sleep may up diabetes risk

Tokyo: Being deprived of sleep for just six hours or a single night may affect the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as fatty liver and Type-2 diabetes, warns a study. Sleep deprivation has been associated with eating more, moving less and having a higher risk […]

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Over 35% in India low on physical activity: WHO

Geneva: More than 35 per cent of people in India are insufficiently active, increasing their risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and mental health problems, finds a study by the World Health Organization (WHO). The findings, published in journal The Lancet Global Health, demonstrated that nearly 50 per cent women and 25 per cent men […]