Antioxidant-rich foods may reduce Type 2 diabetes risk- study

Nov 12, 2017 0

A new study suggests that people who consume antioxidant rich foods may reduce Type 2 diabetes risk is people. The study confirmed that fruits, vegetables, dark chocolates, walnuts, prunes, blueberries, strawberries or hazelnuts and other hot beverages like coffee and tea suffice to the high antioxidants level required for the diabetes control. Also, moderate consumption of alcohol at times adds on to curbing the risk. “This link persists after taking into account all the other principal diabetes risk factors: smoking, education level, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, family history of diabetes and, above all, BMI (Body Mass Index), the most important factor,” clarifies Francesca Romana Mancini, lead author of the study and researcher at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research in France. The researchers studied over 64,223 women for a period of 15 years. All the participants were free from diabetes risk at the time of inclusion in the study.  The researchers prepared a database calculating the ‘total dietary antioxidant capacity’ of each participant based on their responses over... ...

Read More

Drinking two sodas a week enough to up heart disease, diabetes risk

Nov 4, 2017 0

Just two cans of soda every week is sufficient enough to increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes, a new research has warned. According to a report, consuming 12-ounce can of soda raises blood pressure. The study further noted that a small of amount on a weekly basis can increase risk of metabolic syndrome. Previous studies have associated such drinks with obesity and other health issues, but the growing consumption of these drinks, especially among the youth, has triggered concerns. For the study, data from 36 studies on people who consumed five or more sugary beverages a week and risk factors of the soda were analysed by researchers. A 17% decrease in insulin sensitivity was found in those who drank sugary drinks for 10 weeks. Researchers also found a link between the soda, hypertension and heart disease. “The increased prevalence of cardiometabolic disorders is strongly linked to greater urbanization and the adoption of detrimental lifestyle choices that include sedentary behaviour, smoking and poor dietary preferences,” study author... ...

Read More

Sugary drinks may up diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Nov 4, 2017 0

Researchers have found that two servings of sugar-sweetened beverages a week may increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes while just one is enough to raise blood pressure. “Our analysis revealed that most epidemiological studies strongly show that frequent intake of these beverages contributes to the onset of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes and hypertension,” said the review’s senior author, M. Faadiel Essop, professor at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The analysis of the review also found a link between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing heart disease. The study was published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. The authors reviewed 36 studies on the cardiometabolic effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption from the past decade. Since some recent studies reached conflicting findings regarding the relationship between beverage consumption and health conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases, the researchers critically assessed the research landscape for overall trends. Although there were some studies with negative or neutral findings,... ...

Read More

Carrots can preserve your eye sight.

Oct 25, 2017 0

A study report just published by a Harvard University research team has again confirmed the health benefit of carrot on human eye sight. They prevent eye damage. The team studied over 100, 000 adults aged over 50 years for a period of 25 years; this is due to carotenoids which carrots contain. The study found that those who consumed high amount of alpha and beta-carotene which carrots contain reduced the risk of Advanced Macula Degeneration by about 25-35 percent, Even if the condition is already present, it reduced the progression. Carotenoids are also present in eggs, leafy vegetables and sweet potatoes. The known carotenoids are lutein, zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. Carotenoids fight free radicals in the eye macula and so prevent damage. ...

Read More

Foods rich in omega-6 fats, soybean oil can help reduce diabetes risk

Oct 13, 2017 0

A new study has revealed that including foods rich in Omega-6 polyunsaturated fats in your diet could significantly reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The findings, published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, showed that individuals who had the highest blood level of linoleic acid – the major omega-6 fat – were 35 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who had the least amount. Linoleic acid is not formed in the body and can only be obtained from the diet. ...

Read More

11 Million Ugandans Eat Unacceptable Food’

Oct 13, 2017 0

At least 11.1 million Ugandans (30 per cent) eat food described as “unacceptable” for human development, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) has said. This means that those Ugandans are likely to be undernourished or are easy targets for diseases. It also points to just how bad acute food insecurity is in the country today.Without mentioning particular foods, the report says the food described as unacceptable is inferior in quality (nutrients) and volume (amounts). The statistics body reported in the National Household Survey 2016/17 that acceptable food standards are established by looking at the food diversity, frequency of consumption (the number of days each food group is consumed) and the relative nutritional importance of different foods. The survey revealed that as many as three million Ugandans (8 per cent) eat the poorest food not fit for human consumption. ...

Read More

California: Health warning- Coffee may carry cancer warning labels

Sep 26, 2017 0

Coffee could carry an ominous cancer warning in California if a nonprofit group prevails in a Los Angeles courtroom. An attorney representing the Council for Education and Research on Toxics is presenting evidence to a judge in a 7-year-old case aimed at Starbucks and distributors and retailers. The council says coffee companies violated a state law requiring they warn consumers about a chemical created in the roasting process that could cause cancer. Acrylamide is on the state’s list of dangerous chemicals that must be disclosed to consumers. Attorneys for about 90 companies acknowledge acrylamide is present but say it’s at harmless levels and is outweighed by benefits from drinking coffee. They also claim coffee should be exempt because the chemical results naturally from cooking coffee beans that’s necessary to make them tasty. Also Read UK: 24% of girls and 9% of boys are depressed at age 14-says study ...

Read More

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals links to obesity

Jul 22, 2017 0

Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study. The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the breakdown of fat molecules, after a meal by eight per cent. The combination will also increase the desire to eat unhealthier junk food for hours after finishing breakfast. We were surprised by the impact that the sugar-sweetened drinks had on metabolism when they were paired with higher-protein meals. This combination also increased study subjects’ desire to eat savoury and salty foods for four hours after eating,” said lead author Shanon Casperson, from USDA-Agricultural Research Service Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Centre in the US. If a sugar-sweetened drink was consumed with a 15 per cent protein meal, fat oxidation decreased by 7.2g on average, while with an intake of 30 per cent protein meal fat... ...

Read More