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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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Statins Double Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Diabetes, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

We knew it was bad. 

But we didn’t know it was this bad…

In April we told you about a study that showed statin drugs raise the risk of type 2 diabetes.

But now new research shows the danger of these cholesterol-lowering medications may be far greater than we thought.

The study was published in the journal Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews.

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Ease Neuropathy Pain by Using Common Scents

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

It starts out as numbness or tingling in your hands or feet.

Gradually, it turns into a prickly sensation.

Eventually, you feel sharp, burning pain that impairs your ability to walk, grasp objects, and perform other basic physical tasks.

Neuropathy pain typically comes on slowly, but it can destroy your quality of life.

Other types of chronic pain such as arthritis, back, and migraine pain may get more attention.

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Time-Restricted Eating Controls Blood Sugar

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

If your blood sugar readings are high, the first advice your doctor is likely to offer is to go on a diet.

Losing weight can stop prediabetes from progressing into full-blown type 2 diabetes. It can even cure diabetes in people who already have it.[i]

Of course, dieting to lose weight is easier said than done.

But new research shows that you don’t have to eat less to get your blood sugar under control.

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Why You Should Eat Dessert First

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

The traditional meal is a well-worn ritual… First, you eat a salad or perhaps soup. Then you move to the main course. After that, you have dessert.

It seems to make sense that this meal structure is ideal if you are on a diet. You could fill up with salad. That would help you eat less of the main course. And since dessert comes at the end of the meal, you might be full enough to resist the usual sweet, calorie-laden treat.

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The Best Exercise for Blood Sugar Control is Not What You Think

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

When patients struggle with high blood sugar, doctors often tell them to exercise more. They typically recommend walking, jogging, biking, or some other kind of aerobic workout.

New research has good news for patients who hate running but still want to get their blood sugar under control.

The study was published in the journal Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. The research team recruited 172 subjects between the ages of 55 and 75.

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