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Check diabetes with healthy foods

Check diabetes with healthy foods

Dec 01, – Known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a diabetes diet involves eating a variety of foods high in nutritional value in moderation, while sticking to regular meal times. It is a diet nutritiously rich, non-calorific and low in saturated fats, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Bram Brons, an independent general practitioner and a member of the […]

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Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 12, – A simple urine test can help identify kids with type 1 diabetes who are at risk for heart and kidney disease and would benefit from early treatment to prevent these serious health problems, a new study suggests. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of young people with type 1 diabetes […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Oct 23, – The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, so the long-term outcomes are still unknown. This type of study, called a meta-analysis, attempts to uncover a common thread in a number of previous studies. For people who have a lot of weight to […]

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Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Oct 16, – Recent research has found lower death rates and fewer heart attacks in people with diabetes who’ve undergone the open-heart procedure known as a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), compared to those who had the less-invasive coronary angioplasty with stents. Angioplasty is also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Generally, the less invasive a […]

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WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

Oct 11, –  “Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern and is a substance which disperses into and remains in ecosystems for generations, causing severe ill health and intellectual impairment to exposed populations,” WHO head Margaret Chan said in a statement. The World Health Organisation and campaigners launched a […]

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Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Jun 9, – A recent study has shown that making small changes in lifestyle could reduce risk of strokes. The finding of the study was based on an assessment using the American Heart Association’s health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and […]

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Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

June 7, AP – Certain lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your stroke risk, according to a new study. Researchers calculated stroke risk among nearly 23,000 black and white Americans aged 45 and older. Their risk was assessed using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, […]

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