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Resveratrol Improves Mean Hemoglobin in Type-2 Diabetes

Posted August 15, 2012

Supplementation of resveratrol for three months significantly improved the mean hemoglobin in type-2 diabetes mellitus, according to a recent clinical trial published in Nutrition Research (j.nutres.2012.06.003). Resveratrol also lowered blood pressure and improved blood cholesterol levels.

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Study uses stem cells to boost red blood cell production

Posted August 13, 2012

Using human stem cells, scientists have developed methods to boost the production of red blood cells, according to a new study. Their discovery could significantly increase the blood supply needed for blood transfusions, the researchers said, and their methods can be used to produce any blood type.

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Alginate gels may blunt blood sugar spikes

Posted April 30, 2012

Adding extracts from brown seaweed to a meal may reduce blood sugar spikes by about 14% and offer benefits from people at risk of type-2 diabetes, suggests a new study.

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Fight Blood Sugar Issues: Put 3 Critical Nutrients Back On The Menu

Posted April 30, 2012

Are you planning to throw a couple of steaks on the grill? Dont feel guilty if you are. Meat is one of the best sources of your most important nutrients. Does your doctor try and make you feel bad about eating a big, juicy steak? The diet advice that modern medicine prescribes is to replace meat with unnatural grains, corn and soy. But your body doesnt recognize them as food because they dont have the nutrients you need. And then doctors still try to tell you that you dont need a nutritional supplement.

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Super vitamin destroys diabetes risk

Posted April 30, 2012

Don’t talk to me about diabetes drugs. You don’t need them. You don’t want them. They’re linked to cancer. And they don’t work they way one super vitamin does. This super vitamin naturally keeps your blood sugar right where it belongs. It goes straight to work on special cells in your pancreas called beta cells.

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Low Sugar in Brain Triggers Craving for Junk Food

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher reveals that our desire for high-calorie food shoots up when there is low sugar in the brain. Feeding the brain with sugar could lower the craving.

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Replacing High-Carb Foods with Nuts Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar Balance

Posted April 30, 2012

Research published in the prestigious journal, Diabetes Care (published by the American Diabetes Association), suggests that two ounces of nuts consumed daily when substituted for refined carbohydrate foods can prevent diabetes and the deadly complications caused by the disease.

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New study says omega-3s improve blood sugar and fat metabolism

Posted April 30, 2012

Omega-3s can help to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease especially as people age, says Massey University in New Zealand nutrition professor Bernhard Breier, co-author of a new international study just published in Nutrition & Metabolism.

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Brief, high-intensity workouts show promise in helping diabetics lower blood sugar: study

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers at McMaster University have found that brief high intensity workouts, as little as six sessions over two weeks, rapidly lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, offering a potential fix for patients who struggle to meet exercise guidelines.

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Water apple extract may provide dietary support for diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

Extracts of a Malaysian medicinal plant known locally as the water jambu or water apple could provide bioactive compounds that help to support people suffering from diabetes by reducing lowering blood sugar levels, suggest researchers.

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