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Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
Posted on Sunday July 15, 2018

New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality.

What is maltodextrin and is it safe?
Posted on Wednesday July 11, 2018

Maltodextrin is a powder that manufacturers add to many foods to improve their texture, taste, or shelf-life. The FDA consider it safe, but it can cause spikes in blood glucose levels, so people with diabetes may wish to avoid it. Here, we look at which foods contain maltodextrin, and its uses, benefits, and risks.

What are the health benefits of wild yam?
Posted on Wednesday July 11, 2018

Traditional medicine practitioners use wild yam to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. In this article, we examine the evidence supporting these medicinal uses as well as how to take wild yam and its safety and side effects.

Diabetes risk increased in women who work long hours
Posted on Sunday July 08, 2018

A new study finds that women who work 45 hours per week or more have a heightened risk of developing diabetes. However, men were not affected.

Strong link found between air pollution and diabetes
Posted on Friday July 06, 2018

A new study finds a strong link between air pollution and an increased risk of diabetes. The findings could have a significant global impact.

What is the purpose of a vitamin B-12 level test?
Posted on Wednesday June 27, 2018

The body needs vitamin B-12 for many processes. People with a deficiency may have neurological symptoms and fatigue, while an excess may indicate liver disease or diabetes. Doctors can use a vitamin B-12 level test to determine how much B-12 is in the body. Find out more about the test and what the results mean here.

What are the benefits of eating healthy?
Posted on Tuesday June 26, 2018

A healthful diet can help a person look and feel their best, but what are the real health benefits? In this article, we look at the top ten benefits of a varied, nutritious diet, including heart and stroke prevention, improved mood and memory, and decreased risk of cancer.

Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here
Posted on Tuesday June 26, 2018

People with type 1 diabetes must have daily injections to manage symptoms. But researchers have finally developed a pill that may soon replace injections.

What to know about peripheral vascular disease
Posted on Tuesday June 19, 2018

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is when there is restricted blood flow to the limbs. Symptoms usually affect the legs, causing pain, cramps, and pale or blue skin. People who are over 50, have diabetes, or smoke cigarettes are more at risk of PVD. Read on to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for PVD.

Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
Posted on Monday June 18, 2018

A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry.

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