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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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…that showed a strong link between statin use and diabetes. That study followed nearly 154,000 women in the Women’s Health Initiative and found that post-menopausal women taking certain types of statins had a 48% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study just released in 2015 in the…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…develop during the pre-diabetes stage known as “insulin resistance.” In fact, diabetes is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Since November is American Diabetes Month, I wanted to take this opportunity to give you the facts about diabetes and cardiovascular disease…

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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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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…awareness in other women. As with many young women, she had some level of denial that she could be having a heart attack. It seems that she developed one of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, an ache in her chest and arms, after rescuing a large woman struggling to exit a car. Aspirin May Have Relieved…

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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

…14,310 adults living in Jordan, placing them in one of three categories: those with mild dark chocolate intake (1-2 bars per week), moderate intake (3-4 bars per week), and high intake (more than 4 bars per week). They didn’t specify the size or type of the bars eaten, but all blood pressure levels…

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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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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…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. * Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and butter, fearing…

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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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