Post Tagged with: "Diabetes"

Flaxseed vs. Diabetes

A tablespoon of daily ground flax seeds for a month appears to improve fasting blood sugars, triglycerides, cholesterol, and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetics. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseed-vs-diabetes/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Fat Matters for Type 1 Diabetes

Fatty foods tend to increase blood sugars for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study published by the American Diabetes Association. Studying type 1 diabetes patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, researchers provided 48-hours’ worth of meals with identical carbohydrate and protein content but varying in fat content (10 grams vs. 60 grams). The high-fat […]

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The Rising Cost of Diabetes in America

New research from the American Diabetes Association shows the total cost of diabetes was $245 billion in 2012 — a 41% increase from the $174 billion spent in 2007. 5 million more people are living with diabetes in 2012 than in 2007. – Between 22.3 to 26 million U.S. adults and children have diabetes. – 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes […]

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Our obsession with sugar, salt and fat

Our obsession with sugar, salt and fat

In his new book, “Salt Sugar Fat,” Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Michael Moss takes readers on a tour of the $1 trillion processed food industry, and the sights aren’t pretty. The average American eats 33 pounds of cheese and 70 pounds of sugar a year, and health experts say those trends triggered the obesity epidemic that has left millions […]

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Study: Diet Soda Increases the Risk of Diabetes

Study: Diet Soda Increases the Risk of Diabetes

Yet another study confirms what people have been saying for ages: Stop drinking diet soda. Like, right now. Drinking just one 12-ounce can of an artificially sweetened fizzy drink per week can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 33 percent, French researchers found. And given that most people don’t stop at a single weekly serving, your real risk […]

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Ophthalmologist Discusses Importance of Eating a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet

In this five minute news segment on NBC affiliate KOBI-TV (Medford, Oregon), Dr. Philip Paden discusses the importance of a whole-foods, vegan diet to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. More information: www.ForksOverKnives.com | www.tcolincampbell.org | www.heartattackproof.com

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America Must Stop Exporting Obesity

America Must Stop Exporting Obesity

The New Year’s holiday always brings resolutions to eat and drink better, often followed quickly by failure and remorse. For some U.S. companies that profit from overconsumption, the good news is that more of the world is joining the average American in gluttony. Fast food, obesity, and the market for drugs to treat obesity-related health problems are spreading worldwide. U.S. […]

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Uric Acid Caused by Meat and Sugar

Meat and sugar increase uric acid levels, which are associated with increased risk of gout, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.drgreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

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Nonhuman Molecules Lining Our Arteries

The foreign meat molecule Neu5Gc builds up in human cancerous tumors and atherosclerotic plaques and may play an inflammatory role in the progression of both these diseases. See The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc for background and Friday’s video-of-the-day How Tumors Use Meat to Grow: Xeno-Autoantibodies for the role it might play in cancer growth. Inflammation (also caused by exogenous endotoxins) is […]

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Plant-Based Diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Dr. Michael Greger Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an  inflammatory “Trojan horse” compound found in animal products called Neu5Gc. In my post How Tumors Use Meat to Grow I talked about the role  Neu5Gc may play in stimulating breast cancer growth, but what about inflammation  in our joints? For those of you who have […]

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