Diabetes

(NaturalNews) The array of undiscovered health benefits afforded by high vitamin D intake is vast thanks to several new studies linking deficiency in this important hormone to diabetes.
One study published in the journal Diabetes Care explains that a simple 25 nanomole per liter (nmol/L), or 10 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL), increase in blood levels of […]

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By KATIE MOISSE
(ABC News) A new review of previously published studies adds weight to the claim that chocolate is good for the heart.
Taken together, five of seven studies included in the review linked high chocolate consumption with a 37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, a 31 percent reduction in diabetes risk and a 29 percent reduction […]

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(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBC) in China have identified a powerful compound in birch bark called betulin that helps lower cholesterol and prevent both diabetes and obesity. And betulin works particularly better than the statin drug lovastatin at lowering cholesterol, except without the harmful side effects.
Dr. Bao-Liang Song and his […]

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(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, resulting in excessive fatigue and even more serious consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): “Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression…it is also responsible for motor vehicle and […]

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When you shop for a good supplement you expect a clean product right?  Think again.  In a recent study completed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on 40 major herbal dietary supplement products tested showed 37 contained trace amounts of at least 1 potentially hazardous contaminant (such as lead, mercury, or arsenic), although none of them in amounts […]

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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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ABC News
Up to one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless something is done to curb unhealthy lifestyle trends in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday.
A new CDC report predicts that the number of new diabetes cases each year will increase from eight per 1,000 people in […]

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By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Feature
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as […]

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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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