Posts tagged as type-2 diabetes

Eating more yoghurt can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Eating more yoghurt can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes, researchers at The University of Cambridge have found. The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, shows that eating yoghurt in place of other snacks, such as crisps, can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. The study also found that higher consumption, compared to no consumption, […]

Can fewer calories slow the aging process?

Researchers working in the field of anti-aging believe it can and suggest that consuming fewer calories can slow down the ageing process and stave off age-related diseases such as dementia, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Two studies have now hailed the benefits of slashing how much you eat with the evidence pointing to the need […]

10 000 steps to better health

Q. I had a checkup, and my doctor said I have to start exercising or I’m in for trouble. I’m too embarrassed by how I look to go to the gym. Should I buy a treadmill? A. You could get a treadmill, but it’ll probably be an expensive clothes-hanger inside a month. We YOU Docs […]

Tom Hanks’ big reveal

Two-time Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks revealed on David Letterman’s “Late Show” on CBS that he has been diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. Explaining his recent weight loss to the talk show host, Hanks, 57, said his doctor told him: “You’ve graduated. You’ve got Type-2 diabetes, young man,” according to a report in The New York Daily […]

Is BMI effective in determining health?

This is a question that was raised recently by doctors from the University of Pennsylvania. To determine how effective BMI was in predicting health conditions that are often associated with obesity, such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and other health conditions, the physicians worked with obesity researchers. They concluded that BMI does not depict an […]

British Medical Journal: dietary advice on added sugar is damaging our health

According to the British Medical Journal (BMJ) dietary advice on added sugar is damaging out health, warns Dr Aseem Malhotra, a cardiologist. Malhotra believes that not only has this advice been manipulated by the food industry but it is also a risk factor for obesity and diet related diseases. He feels that the UK’s Scientific […]

Put your money where your mouth is

by lisa evans auto insurance rankings Maintaining a kiss-worthy, youthful-looking mouth requires more than just lip service. From teeth to lips and the surrounding skin, here’s what you can do: Healthy teeth for a pretty smile Don’t ruin a beautiful smile by revealing a lacklustre set of choppers. A shiny set of teeth can go […]

Some more science on why you should go lightly on those carbs

Researchers from the University of California have made a discovery that could help with the development of treatment for fatty liver, diabetes and obesity. In the study, to be published in the journal Molecular Cell, the researchers tested the role of BAF60c, a gene that helps the body convert carbohydrates into fat could provide a [...]

Sweet as sugar

levitra canada 12/shutterstock_58508138.jpg” alt=”” width=”500″ height=”333″ />   Diabetes is emerging as a major public health concern. Here’s what you need to know. reports Kim Bell There are currently 50 million people living in South Africa. Of those, about 6,4 million, are living with diabetes. “Diabetes is already rapidly emerging as a major public health […]

More reasons to ensure better sleep

A study done by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that weight loss improves sleep quality by about 20%. “We found that improvement in sleep quality was significantly associated with overall weight loss, especially belly fat,” senior study author, Kerry Stewart, a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School […]