Tag Archives: Diabetes

Pancreatic cancer could be diagnosed up to three years earlier – new study

Magic mine/Shutterstock Agnieszka Lemanska, University of Surrey Every year, more than 10,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, for most of those people, the disease is diagnosed too late to be cured. Less than 10% of people live five years following a diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is a silent disease. For many people, it has no symptoms …

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Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

Ripe berries and sugar crystals are both sweet, but one offers much more than just calories. Chris George/PhotoPlus Magazine/Future via Getty Images Jennifer Rooke, Morehouse School of Medicine One of my patients – who had been struggling with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and the cost of her medications – agreed in June 2019 to adopt a more whole-food plant-based diet. Excited …

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Do you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Maria Uspenskaya/Shutterstock.com Matthew Campbell, University of Leeds There is widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterised by high levels of sugar in the blood. Diabetes was first identified through the sweet smell of urine, and it later became apparent that sweet, sugary urine signified a high level of blood sugar. Over …

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Type 2 diabetes: more than one type of diet can help people achieve remission

Low-carbohydrate diets have also been shown to help people achieve remission. Elena Shashkina/ Shutterstock Duane Mellor, Aston University and Dr Adrian Brown, UCL Until recently, type 2 diabetes has mainly been managed by controlling risk factors – such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar (glucose) levels – usually by prescribing drugs. But this approach doesn’t address the underlying …

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A Christmas spice that may help reduce your blood cholesterol

amphaiwan/Shutterstock.com Preethy D’Souza, UCL Cinnamon is a popular spice at Christmas time, used to flavour everything from mulled wine to pumpkin pie. And, unlike many Christmas foods, this one might actually be good for you. Cinnamon, the bark of a small evergreen tree, has been used as a medicine for centuries, if not millennia. It is widely used in traditional …

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Belly fat linked to higher risk of premature death, regardless of your weight

‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body. Red Confidential/ Shutterstock

‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body. Red Confidential/ Shutterstock Rebecca Dumbell, Nottingham Trent University It’s well known that carrying extra fat around your waist can be harmful to your health, bringing greater risk of developing illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But a recent …

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