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A Drink a Day Helps Diabetics

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

The number of Americans dying from diabetes is skyrocketing. Diabetes deaths in the U.S. have increased 71% since 1990.[1] 

You might be surprised to learn that high blood sugar is not what typically kills diabetics.

Heart attacks take the lives of about 60% of people with diabetes. Strokes kill another 25%.[2]

That’s why a new study is so important.

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Why Diabetics Have Doubled Cancer Risk

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For decades, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery…

Why are people with diabetes prone to getting cancer?

Diabetics are 2 ½ times more likely to get some kinds of cancer. They include breast, kidney, ovarian, and others.[1]

Now, a new study has discovered why.

In research presented at the American Chemical Society, scientists looked at how high blood sugar affects DNA.

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The Best Diet for Type 2 Diabetics Is Not What Your Doctor Recommends

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

If you are a type 2 diabetic, chances are that your doctor has told you to go on a diet. You were likely told to eat less fat and fewer calories. 

The idea is that this diet will help you lose weight. And losing weight can cure type 2 diabetes. 

But there’s a problem. 

The diet usually doesn’t work.

Only 5% of overweight and obese people are able to lose weight on a conventional low-fat, low-calorie diet. 

A new study shows there’s a better solution.

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Big Pharma’s Diabetes Lie

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

A blood sugar test is part of every standard check-up. And if your readings are elevated into a range that classifies you as prediabetic, it’s understandable to be worried. 

Diabetes puts you at high risk for heart attack or stroke. And it makes you prone to a slew of other problems such as neuropathy, blindness, and kidney disease. 

Prediabetes is rampant in the U.S.

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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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