Archive for the ‘Diabetes’ Category

Yoghurt helps reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Friday, February 14th, 2014

hea02_240x240_feb14Scientists have claimed that eating four or five pots of yoghurt per week may reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

In a large study, which examined an as yet unexplained link between some dairy products and a lowered risk of diabetes, researchers at the University of Cambridge found that risk was reduced by 28 percent in people who ate a large amount of yoghurt to those who ate none.

Dairy products an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and the reduced risk also applied to other low-fat, fermented products such as fromage frais and low fat cottage cheese s.

While the study could not prove a conclusive causal link between eating dairy and lower diabetes risk, the association was strong.

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Low fat milk good for diabetics: Dr. Radhanpurwala

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Fatima-C_240x240Dr. Fatima Radhanpurwala is a Senior Dietician at Sterling Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai. She has actively participated as consultant dietician in a camp organised by Saifee Ambulance at Kandivali and given lectures on “Balanced diet” in Sula Wines Company. She has also been a Consultant Dietitian in camps organized by Wockhardt hospital at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge center, Koparkhairne. She has conducted various lectures on nutrition for children, healthy ageing, nutrition in cancer, lifestyle management and weight loss.

Dr. Fatima Radhanpurwala answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Pls name some healthy snacks that could be made at home.
Sprouts chaat, fruit salads, dry bhel, sweet corn, dry fruits and pop-corn

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Smoking associated with wide range of diseases

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

food03_240x240_jan20A new report by the US surgeon general has increased the list of diseases associated with cigarettes.

The 980-page, research-based report says smoking could cause liver and colorectal cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune function, ectopic pregnancy and erectile dysfunction, Politico reported.

In the report, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak described a “robust body of evidence”, which has accumulated over the past 50 years, and shown the consequences of smoking and smoke exposure across a range of diseases and organ systems.

According to the report, the risk for developing diabetes is particularly significant: as much as 40 per cent higher among smokers compared to non-smokers.

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Dark chocolate can protect against diabetes

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

ss01_240x240A new research has revealed that there are powerful components in dark chocolate, which can ward off diabetes.

Scientists have found that “superfoods”, such as dark chocolate, red wine, tea and berries that are rich in flavanoids, offer protection from Type 2 diabetes, the Daily Express reported.

The research, conducted on almost 2,000 people, showed that high intakes of flavanoids are associated with lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation.

According to the study, this compound is found in plant-based foods, and that onions, apples, berries, kale, and broccoli have the highest concentrations of flavanoids.

Aedin Cassidy, the lead researcher from University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, said that their research looked at the benefits of eating certain sub-groups of flavanoids.

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How a fibre-rich diet averts obesity and diabetes

Monday, January 20th, 2014

food2_240x240_17jan13It has been known for year that a fibre-rich diet protects the organism against obesity and diabetes, and not a French-Swedish team of researchers has succeeded in elucidating this mechanism, which involves the intestinal flora and the ability of the intestine to produce glucose between meals.

The study also clarified the role of the intestine and its associated microorganisms in maintaining glycaemia. They will give rise to new dietary recommendations to prevent diabetes and obesity.

Most sweet fruit and many vegetables such as salsify, cabbage or beans are rich in so-called fermentable fibres. Such fibers cannot be digested directly by the intestine but are instead fermented by intestinal bacteria into short-chain fatty acids such as propionate and butyrate, which can in fact be assimilated by our bodies.

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Fish oils aid in reducing diabetes risk

Friday, January 17th, 2014

food3_240x240_17jan13Researchers have said that high concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, derived from fish and fish oils, may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Ongoing at the University of Eastern Finland, the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD) determined the serum omega-3 fatty acid concentrations of 2,212 men between 42 and 60 years of age at the onset of the study, in 1984-1989.

During a follow-up of 19.3 years, 422 men were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acid concentrations were used to divide the subjects into four categories.

The risk of men in the highest serum omega-3 fatty acid concentration quarter to develop type 2 diabetes was 33 per cent lower than the risk of men in the lowest quarter.

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Diabetic patients should avoid fruit juice: Dr. Manisha Talim

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Dr. Manisha Talim is currently affiliated to Shushrusha Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai as a Diabetologist.

She has also lectured patients on Diabetes Awareness and conducted several diabetes awareness camps as well.

Dr.Talim answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

last month blood test for diabatic on fasting test i.e.16-08-2013 report show me 110.. he precribed me daily tablets two times after meals please kindly advice me and how can prevented diabetics
Have u done post lunch sugar and hba1c tests also? U should

Is there a diet which could help in putting on weight for a person with diabetes?
If sugars are high,it can cause weight loss and some diabetes medication also.It is important to ascertain cause of weight loss first

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Physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking linked to disability in seniors

Friday, July 26th, 2013

An unhealthy lifestyle, characterised by physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and smoking, is associated with a greater hazard of disability” in individuals more than 65 years old, and the risk increases progressively with each additional unhealthy behavior, according to a new study.

For instance, the risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, poor cognitive function, stroke, sudden cardiac death and mortality increases with the number of unhealthy behaviours.

Researchers from France and the UK carried out a study to investigate the relationship between unhealthy behaviours and the risk of disability over a 12-year period.

They used data from the Three-City (3C) Dijon cohort study.

Between 1999 and 2001, the study included community-dwelling older people (more than 65 years old) from the city of Dijon (France); participants were interviewed at that time about their lifestyle, including information on smoking, diet, physical activity, and alcohol drinking. They were then followed for the incidence of disability over 12 years.

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Obesity linked to asthma

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Researchers including an Indian have found that genes linked to chronic inflammation in asthma could be more active in obese people.

First author Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University at Buffalo, said that his team findings point the way to the management of asthma in the obese through simple weight reduction.

The research involved two related studies: A comparative study between obese people and people of normal weights; and an experiment that looked at how various biological indicators – including the behavior of asthma-linked genes – changed when morbidly obese patients received gastric bypass surgery.

In the comparative study, the scientists found that four genes associated with chronic inflammation in asthma were more active in obese and morbidly obese people, by more than 100 percent in some cases. The highest activity was found in the morbidly obese.

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Health benefits of raisins revealed

Monday, July 1st, 2013

New findings provide evidence that raisins may protect against cavities.

It’s been traditionally thought raisins can cause cavities because of their stickiness and sugar content.

However, current research suggests that raisins may provide some protective benefits against dental cavities.

Even though raisins are sticky, it was found that they do not adhere to the teeth long enough to promote dental cavity formation and may even help clear other types of food particles trapped on the teeth.

Raisins also have potential to reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Based on a comprehensive review of nearly 80 studies, researchers found that raisin consumption may reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, contribute to improved blood glucose control for diabetic individuals, and be useful for weight loss and weight management.

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