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Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters, says study

New York: Women whose mothers lived up to the age of 90 are 25 per cent more likely to have increased lifespan, without suffering from any serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, a new study has found. However, the same did not hold true for fathers, as the long life of the fathers […]

Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes

New Delhi: Diabetes is a chronic disease which has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels. Taking a few steps towards a healthy life can […]

Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes

New Delhi: Diabetes is a chronic disease which has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels. Taking a few steps towards a healthy life can […]

70% north Indian women low in vitamin D, at high diabetes risk': Know the detail

New Delhi: Despite adequate exposure to sunshine, nearly 70 per cent pre-diabetic women in north India are “deficient” in vitamin D, making them more vulnerable to the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, finds a study. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. The […]

Diabetes in expectant women may up autism risk in children

London: Children born to mothers with diabetes, that is known to complicate pregnancy, are likely to have an increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), claims a new study. ASD is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socialises with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. […]

Why are millennials at diabetes, cancer risk in middle age? Know the detail

London: Owing to stressful jobs and relationships, millennials, or those born between 1980s and 2000, could be at a higher risk of developing diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, than their parents, researchers say. The study, commissioned by British charity Health Foundation, showed that people currently in their 20s and 30s will be at a higher risk […]

Know how middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk later

London: A high blood pressure level but still below the usual threshold for treating hypertension can put 50-year-olds at increased risk of developing dementia later, revealed a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg. People with a systolic blood pressure (the top number) of […]

Fighting with spouse may up chronic pain

New York: People with chronic conditions like arthritis or diabetes may suffer physical repercussions if they get into a fight with their spouse, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine, suggests that in two groups of older individuals — one group with arthritis and one with diabetes — […]

Can Vitamin D therapy tackle diabetes, cancer?

New York: Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body can not make […]

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Lack of Vitamin D may up diabetes risk by 5 times

Seoul: Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers. A team of researchers found that individuals with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 30 ng/ml in blood plasma were at up to five times greater risk for developing diabetes than […]

Diabetes can be divided into five different groups: Study

London: People suffering from diabetes can be divided into five separate groups, not just two, as commonly thought, says a new study. Diabetes is currently divided into two major groups – Type-1 diabetes which accounts for around 10 per cent of the cases and Type-2 diabetes which accounts for 85-90 per cent of the cases. […]

Arthritis drug may help lower blood sugar levels

Bejing: A common rheumatoid arthritis drug may be an effective new therapy for lowering blood glucose levels in patients with Type-2 diabetes, according to a study. Rheumatoid arthritis, affecting approximately one per cent of the worldwide population, is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. The anti-inflammatory drug, lefluonamide, lowered […]

Number of years spent in obesity may up heart damage risk

New York: The longer a person spends being obese, the higher is the risk of a “silent” heart damage, finds a study, which says “the number of overweight or obese years may “add up” to the risk. The findings showed that for each 10 years that a person spends being obese, the risk of having […]

Manipulating levels of gut bacteria may cut obesity, diabetes risk

New York: Manipulating levels and ratios of gut bacteria can help prevent obesity and diabetes — a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, finds a new study. The study with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome showed evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a ‘garden’ of bacterial, viral and fungal genes — plays a […]

Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

New York: Several common chronic diseases including hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study. Chronic diseases were responsible for 71 per cent of deaths globally in 2015, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney […]

Study shows disturbingly high rates of diabetes in India

Washington: Diabetes and hypertension are common among middle-aged and elderly people in India, home to more than a sixth of the world’s population, researchers said on Monday. Pascal Geldsetzer of Harvard University and colleagues looked at health data collected from 1,320,555 adults across India between 2012 and 2014, which included plasma glucose and blood pressure […]

Can drinking 100% fruit juice not raise diabetes risk?

New York: Drinking 100 per cent fruit juice — of apple, berry, citrus, grape and pomegranate — does not significantly raise the risk of diabetes, a study has said. According to the study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Science, drinking 100 per cent fruit juice does not have a significant effect on fasting blood […]

Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk

New York: Breastfeeding for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by nearly half for women throughout their childbearing years, according to a study. Women who breastfed for six months or more across all births had a 47 per cent reduction in their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes […]

Diabetes drug can also cure Alzheimer's disease

London: Scientists have found that a drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease through a triple method of action. The drug, originally created to treat type 2 diabetes, “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice, a paper published in the journal Brain Research, said. Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for […]

Know the foods that could cut diabetes, bowel disease risk

London: Regularly consuming a Western-type diet, which are high in fats and sugars but low in fibre, may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases, weight gain, as well as diabetes, researchers say. The findings showed that fibre — found in fruits, legumes, vegetables and whole grains — matters in a healthy diet. These fibres […]

Social isolation might raise diabetes risk

London: Men and women who are not active socially and remain isolated may be at an increased risk of developing diabetes than individuals with larger social networks, a study has found. The findings showed that a lack of social participation was associated with 60 per cent higher odds of pre-diabetes and 112 per cent higher […]

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes

New York: Suffering from kidney dysfunction? you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, says a study. The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea — the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein in foods. Kidneys normally remove urea from the blood, but it can […]

Antioxidant-rich foods may lower type 2 diabetes risk: Study

London: People who usually take food rich in antioxidants may experience a decrease in type 2 diabetes, says a new study. The study confirmed that fruits, vegetables, dark chocolates, walnuts, prunes, blueberries, strawberries or hazelnuts and other hot beverages like coffee and tea suffice to the high antioxidants level required for the diabetes control. Also, […]

Inflammation linked to belly fat in elderly: Study

New York: Excess belly fat in older adults could be linked to inflammation, a finding that can help develop drugs that could enable elderly people burn fat, and decrease their odds of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes, researchers led by one of Indian-origin have found. Older adults, regardless of body […]

Diabetes may increase fracture risk in elderly

New York: Seniors with Type-2 diabetes are more likely to succumb to fractures than their peers without the condition, suggests new research. “Fracture in older adults with Type-2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the ageing of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes,” said lead author of the […]