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AHA: Hypertension Plus Prediabetes a Dangerous Duo for the Heart

Posted 2 days 3 hours ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) – High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone. The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn't increase cardiovascular risk by itself. But when researchers looked at prediabetes ...

Losing Excess Weight in Childhood Cuts Diabetes Risk

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 – If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds. Later weight loss also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, just not as much, new research reports. "The sooner we can get children to a healthy weight and lifestyle, the better off they'll be," said nutritionist Samantha Heller from NYU ...

Sugary Sodas Linked Again to Increased Heart Risks

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 – Would that ice cold soda be as tempting if you knew that it might shorten your life? New research found that adults over 45 who drank an average of 24 ounces or more of sugar-sweetened beverages every day had more than double the risk of dying from heart disease over a 6-year study period than those who averaged an ounce or less of sugar-sweetened beverages daily. The ...

Red and Processed Meats Linked to Liver Woes

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Bacon lovers, a new study has some bad news for you: Eating a lot of processed and red meats may up your odds for a serious liver condition and insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. The study found that people who consumed the highest amounts of red and processed meats had nearly a 50 percent increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and ...

The Sooner Type 2 Diabetes Arrives, the Worse for Your Heart

Posted 23 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 – A type 2 diabetes diagnosis that comes early in life carries a deadly load of health risks, new research shows. It was associated with a 60 percent higher relative risk of dying from heart disease or stroke. Not only that, it was linked to almost a 30 percent higher risk of death from any cause, though a lower risk of dying from cancer was seen. "Type 2 diabetes in young ...

Rotating Night Shifts a Path to Diabetes, Study Suggests

Posted 20 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 – Working the night shift may play havoc with your blood sugar levels, a new study contends. For the study, researchers looked at data on more than 270,000 people in the United Kingdom and found that those who worked irregular or rotating shifts that included night shifts were 44 percent more likely to have type 2 diabetes than those who worked only days. "Shift work, ...

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane Over Time for Diabetics

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – In the relative short-run, weight-loss surgery helped obese people struggling with type 2 diabetes experience marked improvement in diabetes-related health issues, new research reports. But, their ability to control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels diminished over time, the study found. That raises questions as to how long the benefits can be maintained ...

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

Posted 6 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 – For those still open to adding to their list of New Year's resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions. First, Americans should make an effort to cut back on sugary drinks, medical experts advise. Diabetes screening is also a good proactive step as the new year unfolds. The AMA suggests trying an online tool – a ...

8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

Posted 29 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 – It's that time of year again. People are rushing to buy gym memberships and cleaning out kitchen cabinets, swearing that this year will be the year they follow through on their resolution to lose weight. But reaching that goal doesn't require a complete lifestyle overhaul. Small steps can make a big difference in your body and health. Here are eight ways to get started: ...

Overweight Kids Don't Have to Be Overweight Adults

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Overweight children often become obese adults, with attendant problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But a new study suggests there are "critical windows" where that path to weight gain can be changed. The study, involving more than 2,700 Finnish adults, found what many studies have shown before: Childhood body mass index, or BMI, is a good predictor of ...

Friendships May Be Your Defense Against Diabetes

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 – You probably lean on your friends in tough times. Now, new research suggests your pals might even help you prevent one very big health problem – type 2 diabetes. In a study of nearly 3,000 middle-aged to elderly people in the Netherlands, researchers found that people who had social networks of 10 to 12 people were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people with ...

Younger People With Diabetes Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests. And their risk of dying from any kind of heart disease is eight times higher than for those without diabetes, the long-term Danish study also found. "It is important that healthcare providers are aware that young patients with diabetes ...

Switching to Whole Grain Foods Could Trim Your Waistline

Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead. You'll feel fuller after switching out highly processed white grains for whole-grain alternatives, a new study from Denmark contends. Plus, you'll likely lose a little bit of weight and have reduced inflammation. Those changes could be helpful in preventing or ...

Health Tip: Choosing Smarter Foods

Posted 8 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you have diabetes, it's important to make every food decision count. The American Diabetes Association identifies these "superfoods" that offer plenty of potential health benefits: Beans Dark-green leafy vegetables Citrus fruit Sweet potatoes Berries Tomatoes Fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids Nuts Low-fat milk and yogurt

Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 – Cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins may lower your risk of heart disease, but also might boost the odds you'll develop type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. "In a group of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes, statins do seem to increase the risk of developing diabetes by about 30 percent," said the study's lead author, Dr. Jill Crandall. She's a ...

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