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Diabetes Mellitus

A nutty way to control diabetes mellitus

Posted February 18, 2013

Diabetes mellitus is a growing public health concern that poses challenges from complications that can develop from poor blood sugar control. Adding nuts to the diet in the form of legumes, walnuts, almonds and other nutty foods can improve blood sugar control and protect from heart disease. Nuts can also help stave off hunger to help with weight control.

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Vitamin E, C help postmenopausal women with diabetes mellitus

Posted November 16, 2012

Taking antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin C supplements may help postmenopausal women who have diabetes mellitus, according to a new study in International Journal of Current Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research. Those who do not want to take dietary supplements may want to have high intake of dietary antioxidants from fruit and vegetables.

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Taurine supplements may help diabetes mellitus

Posted November 13, 2012

A new study in Experimental and Molecular Medicine suggests that taking taurine supplements may help patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus better manage their serum glucose and cholesterol. K.S. Kim and colleagues tested a diet supplemented with 2% taurine against a control diet in rats with chronic diabetes for 12 weeks to see how taurine, a type of amino acid, may affect glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism and diabetic complications in the animals.

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Effect of the yellow passion fruit peel flour (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa deg.) in insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients

Posted October 24, 2012

A study with the yellow passion fruit peel flour showed positive action in blood glucose control as therapies’ adjuvant in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Therefore, we evaluated its effect on insulin sensitivity since there is a quest for studies that focus at better understanding of insulin resistance aspects in diabetic patients. Furthermore its relationship with chronic complications can also give good prospects for alternative treatments.

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Vitamin K1 linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Posted October 8, 2012

Taking a type of vitamin K supplement or vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) rich foods helps reduce risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study recently published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. N. Ibarrola-Jurado at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Reus, Spain and colleagues conducted the study and found high dietary intake of phylloquinone was associated with a 50 percent reduced risk of developing diabetes type 2 in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

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L-cysteine supplement could be an adjuvant therapy for type-2 diabetes mellitus

Posted September 26, 2012

Taking L-cysteine supplements may help patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus better control blood sugar levels, according to a review in Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is estimated to affect 24 million or 11% of people in the U.S. aged 20 or older. There is no cure for the disease, but prescription drugs can and dietary intervention help manage serum glucose levels although not all patients can get serum glucose well under control.

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Cinnamon helps fight type 2 diabetes mellitus

Posted September 25, 2012

A new study in International Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that taking cinnamon supplements daily can help prevent or even treat type 2idabetes mellitus. This is a second trial in the past month to demonstrate that cinnamon can improve a range of metabolic parameters associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.

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Green tea prevents type 2 diabetes mellitus

Posted September 24, 2012

A review study in PLoS One suggests that drinking green tea or taking green tea extract supplements may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. G.J. van Woudenbergh of InterAct Consortium and colleagues found the possible protective effect after meta-analysing data from 340,234 participants who were enrolled in the EPIC-InterAct case-cohort study and followed up during 3.99 million person-years during which 12,403 incident type 2 diabetes mellitus were identified.

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Cinnamon supplements fight type 2 diabetes mellitus

Posted September 8, 2012

Taking cinnamon supplements can help type 2 diabetes patients improve or control hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia, according to a study recently published in Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine. The small trial led by Pushpanjali Sharma of MGRP PG College in Sodala, Jaipur and colleagues found patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus taking 3 grams or 6 grams of cinnamon per day for three months significantly reduced FBS (fasting blood sugar) and HbA1c, diastolic blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

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First Study to Quantify Benefits of Exercise on CHD Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

The first meta-analysis to specifically examine the dose-response relationship between physical activity and risk reduction for coronary heart disease (CHD) has found that those engaging in the equivalent of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week–the basic minimum as recommended by 2008 US federal guidelines–had a 14% lower CHD risk, and those who achieved 300 minutes per week had a 20% lower risk of CHD, compared with those who were sedentary.

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