Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes and Heart Disease

…percent 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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News Alert: High-Dose Statins Can Increase Your Diabetes Risk

…to that fire—that high-dose statins (80 mg) can increase a patient’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The Statin and Diabetes Risk The JAMA study looked at 32,752 patients and compared the diabetes risk for those taking a daily high-dose statin of 80 mg, to those taking lower doses. During the…

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

…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, or one that was high in phenols. They took blood samples after meals to…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…pharmacy. But the fact is one of the best health boosters out there—exercise—doesn’t cost you a penny, and doesn’t have any side-effects. Just moving for 30 to 60 minutes three to five times a week boosts your health in seven powerful ways. Every time you exercise you: 1. Lower your stroke risk…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…every few days so I, too, can enjoy the benefits of chocolate. But, there is one caution. Caffeine in chocolate can aggravate cardiac arrhythmias such as PAC’s, PVC’s, and atrial fibrillation, so I discourage chocolate for those folks bothered by these disorders or who are diabetic. Now it’s your…

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How to Prevent a Stroke–5 Lifestyle Factors that Can Halve Your Risk

…findings aren’t surprising since ischemic strokes, which are the most common type of stroke, are heavily influenced by lifestyle. Risk factors can include diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. In fact, lifestyle issues are one of the reasons strokes are on the rise among young people. What’s the takeaway…

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Is Your Heart Getting Too Little (Or Too Much) Vitamin D?

…levels of vitamin D is extremely long and growing. Having adequate levels of vitamin D can help to protect you from everything from type 2 diabetes, to dementia, and cancer. One of the biggest bodies of research in support of vitamin D is the Nurses' Health Study (NHS). This enormous investigative initiative…

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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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Little-Known Health Benefits of Vitamin D

There’s no question that the 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…

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A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…hormonal reactions that contribute to weight gain and obesity, as well as arterial disease. Weight gain and obesity are the key risk 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…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…highest oxygen saturation of the body. Your brain is nourished by one of your body’s richest networks of blood vessels. Dr. Sinatra refers to the heart–brain connection when it comes to emotions triggering cardiac problems, and there is one when it comes to caring for your body and your mind. The cells…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…the oxidation of LDL. But recent research has determined that the polyphenols in dark chocolate are more potent than the antioxidants in red wine. In one study, the 205 mg of procyanidins in 1.5 oz. of chocolate were found to have antioxidant activity comparable to a small glass of red wine. And, as you…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…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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A New Reason Toast to 2012 With a Glass of Red Wine

…cancer cells in laboratory experiments. * It protects against fragile, leaky blood vessels that are involved in age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy—major causes of vision loss. What’s the best way to get your daily dose of resveratrol? While an occasional glass of red wine is certainly…

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