insulin resistance

The holidays are now passed and the regret of too much unhealthy food indulgence is fully setting in.  You wish you hadn’t had that 3rd helping of Grandma Deb’s Sensational Double-Layer Pumpkin Pie but, you just couldn’t resist.  And then there’s the other things: the turkey, the sugar cookies, the fudge, the mashed potatoes and…well […]

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Although the beneficial effects of antioxidants have been well established, a recent study has now shed light on how antioxidants improve hormonal action in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic risk factors including problems with blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, abdominal fat and more. Metabolic syndrome significantly increases a […]

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Post image for Study raises hope for safer diabetes drugs

By Julie Steenhuysen
(Reuters) – A new understanding of the link between diabetes and obesity may help drug companies design safer versions of treatments like GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
The researchers had believed Avandia and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s Actos work by stimulating a protein known as PPAR-gamma. Now the team thinks the drugs also […]

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Post image for Well-defined quantity of antioxidants in diet can improve insulin resistance

A diet rich in natural antioxidants improves insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant obese adults and enhances the effect of the insulin-sensitizing drug metformin, a preliminary study from Italy finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego.
“The beneficial effects of antioxidants are known, but we have revealed for […]

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Post image for Vitamin D Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Helps Prevent Diabetes

(NaturalNews) High-dose vitamin D supplements may help increase the body’s sensitivity to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin, thus reducing the risk of diabetes, researchers have found.
Insulin resistance (or insensitivity) occurs when the body’s tissues stop responding as strongly to the presence of insulin. As a consequence, the cells uptake less sugar from the bloodstream, producing the […]

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Post image for Vitamin E Helps Treat Common Liver Disease

(HealthDay News) — A new study has identified vitamin E as a treatment that can provide relief for many of the estimated 10 million Americans who have the most common chronic liver disease.
“This clearly shows that vitamin E is effective for treatment of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who don’t have active diabetes,” said study author […]

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Post image for Grapes reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, animal study shows

April 26th, 2010
Could eating grapes slow what’s for many Americans a downhill sequence of high blood pressure and insulin resistance leading to heart disease and type 2 diabetes?
Scientists at the University of Michigan Health System are teasing out clues to the effect of grapes in reducing risk factors related to cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. […]

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