Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes and Heart Disease

…slow-burning, low-glycemic index carbohydrates; 30 percent healthy fats; and 25 percent protein. * If you have a family history of diabetes (whether type 1 or type 2) or if you are overweight, you have a higher propensity for developing insulin resistance. Many with insulin resistance also have high…

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Statins and Diabetes Linked in Study

…statinss and diabetes. The findings were the result of a multi-year study which followed nearly 154,000 women in the Women’s Health initiative. What they found is that post-menopausal women taking certain types of statins had a 48 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…-damaging inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. So when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that a little means a lot. 5. No pain, no gain. Getting patients to exercise is a challenge for…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Vitamin D

…health benefits of vitamin D make it one of the most important nutrients you need. Adequate vitamin D levels protect you against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, cancer, and more. Yet, many doctors are still giving their patients misinformation when it comes to this critical nutrient. What You…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…postmenopausal women. 7. Lower your blood sugar by improving your use of insulin and preventing insulin resistance and diabetes. Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite type of exercise? You May Also Be Interested In: * Why Yoga is Powerful “Medicine” for Your Heart * How to Knock Out Diabetes—Before…

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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…oxidative stress and clots in his circulatory system. There is also good data to show that testosterone therapy can improve heart failure, angina and type 2 diabetes. Low Testosterone Side Effects Low testosterone side effects can include fatigue, a loss of libido, weight gain and/or depression. But the best…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…recall that I’ve long advocated the benefits of dark chocolate, eaten in moderation of course. It can absolutely be part of a heart-healthy diet. Now, two new studies have cited even more chocolate-specific health perks for your heart. The Benefits of Dark Chocolate: It Helps to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally…

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A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…factors for type 2 diabetes. * In animal studies reported just this year, a high fructose intake was found to raise the level of uric acid, which in turn inhibits nitric oxide (NO), a key chemical that helps keep arteries dilated. * High fructose corn syrup interferes with the metabolism of two key minerals…

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New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

…Francisco Perez-Jiminez of the University of Cordoba, researchers recruited 20 people with metabolic syndrome—a condition that’s linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and premature death. For six weeks, the participants ate a breakfast that contained olive oil that was either low in phenolic compounds…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…blood pressure can climb. This is nothing to take lightly. High blood pressure levels are linked with serious degenerative health issues like Type 2 diabetes and renal failure, and can shorten a woman’s lifespan by 10 to 20 years. What’s even scarier is that high blood pressure levels often give…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…women, researchers found that those women who ate the most green, leafy and cruciferous vegetables were two years younger than their counterparts in mental function. And while we may lack RDA-type information about what quantities of these foods are best for your brain, it certainly can’t hurt (and…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…"experimental group" ate an 80-g chocolate bar containing 557 mg of procyanidins, while the "controls" nibbled on a white chocolate bar. Blood samples taken two hours later revealed that the study group had a definite rise in antioxidant activity, which reverted to normal within six hours. In essence, this finding…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…results are important in terms of possible primary prevention with simple dietary awareness and intervention. What Is a Hemorrhagic Stroke? There are two types of strokes. Most are ischemic in nature which are caused by a clot or plaque which blocks an artery to, or within, the brain. The remainder are hemorrhagic…

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