Archive for June 19th, 2013

Skipping breakfast may up diabetes risk in obese women

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Overweight women, who skip breakfast, experience acute, or rapid-onset, insulin resistance, a condition that, when chronic, is a risk factor for diabetes, a new study has revealed.

The study funded by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation in Washington, D.C., the National Institutes of Health and the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center, suggested that regularly skipping breakfast over time may lead to chronic insulin resistance and thus could increase an individual”s risk for type 2 diabetes.

Elizabeth Thomas, MD, an endocrinology fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, and co-workers studied nine nondiabetic women, with an average age of 29, who were overweight or obese.

Subjects were randomly assigned to receive either breakfast or no breakfast at the first visit and the opposite at the second visit.


Eating more red meat may up diabetes risk

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Eating more red meat over time is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new study.

An Pan, Ph.D., of the National University of Singapore, and colleagues analyzed data from three Harvard group studies and followed up 26,357 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study; 48,709 women in the Nurses” Health Study; and 74,077 women in the Nurses” Health Study II. Diets were assessed using food frequency questionnaires.

During more than 1.9 million person-years of follow-up, researchers documented 7,540 incident cases of T2DM.

The study found that increasing red meat intake during a four-year interval was associated with an elevated risk of T2DM during the subsequent four years in each cohort.

The results indicate that compared with a group with no change in red meat intake, increasing red meat intake of more than 0.50 servings per day was associated with a 48 percent elevated risk in the subsequent four-year period.


Nutrition Q&A: Diet chart for weight loss

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.


I am a 29 year old working woman. I have been married recently. My details are:
Height: 165 cms
Weight:64 kgs

I want to shed 8-10 kgs .I usually don’t exercise but I used to be an active person earlier. I can still walk long distances and take the stairs without getting breathless.But I don’t get time for long workouts. I need an exercise plan and a healthy diet to lose weight. Also, I must inform you that i work in night shifts( 5:30 pm to 2:30 pm). Please advice on a diet that suits my lifestyle.


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