Monthly archives: March, 2016

Eating grapefruit could help treat diabetes

Grapefruit could hold the key to tackling diabetes, a new study has found. Naringenin, an antioxidant derived from the bitter flavor of grapefruits and other citrus fruits, may cause the liver to break down fat while increasing insulin sensitivity, a process that naturally occurs during long periods of fasting. Scientists from the Hebrew University of …

Moms Who don’t Breastfeed at Risk of Diabetes

Women who don’t breastfeed their babies are more at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, later in life than mothers who did. “We have seen dramatic increases in the prevalence of type-2 diabetes over the last century,” said Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, assistant professor of medicine, epidemiology, and obstetrics, gynaecology …

Metabolic syndrome and microvascular disease linked in 2 type diabetes

There is a strong association between the metabolic syndrome and microvascular disease in people with Type 2 diabetes, Belgian researchers have shown. Their analysis, which appears in the journal Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, suggests that the risk for microvascular buy valtrex no prescription complications increases in line with both the presence and …

Cardiovascular disease vary widely in people with diabetes

The benefits of intensively modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) vary widely in people with diabetes, researchers claim. Their study revealed that patients at the highest CVD risk may account for nearly all the benefits of treating to target levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and blood pressure. In contrast, they report that patients …

Alcohol consumption in diabetics have increased risk for developing retinopathy

Patients with diabetes mellitus who drink moderate amounts of alcohol are not at an increased risk for developing retinopathy, but are at an increased risk for losing visual acuity, research shows. “The relationship with the decline in visual acuity was continuous through the distribution of alcohol consumption,” report Joline Beulens (University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The …

Type 2 diabetes reduces life expectancy

Both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality are substantially increased in people with Type 2 diabetes compared with nondiabetics, UK researchers have shown. They also demonstrate that duration of diabetes is an independent predictor for mortality risk and that younger women with the disease are at disproportionately increased risk for cardiovascular mortality. Josie Evans (University of Stirling) …