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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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021