• Diabetes,  Heart

    heart disease and diabetes-Know this dangerous link

    Heart disease and diabetes are the most deadliest diseases that exist on earth. Majority of people who are in hospital are suffering from either one or both of these diseases. Diabetes which is referred to as the condition of a person having high blood glucose or when the body cells are not sensitive to insulin. People with diabetes are said to be at high risk of having a heart disease or stroke according to the America Heart Association. The good news is that the Association reported that diabetes is one of the major contributing risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In this article I will be talking about the link between…

  • Diabetes,  food,  Heart

    Dangers of fatty foods to your insulin

    fatty foods are never a healthy lifestyle and can endanger your health for good in one serving A single cheeseburger can trigger changes in body linked to diabetes and fatty liver disease, study warns Fatty food can reduce sensitivity to insulin and raise levels of fats linked to heart disease Just one fatty meal, such as a cheeseburger and chips, is enough to alter the body’s metabolism and trigger changes associated with liver disease and diabetes, researchers have found. In bad news for anyone who enjoys the occasional greasy overindulgence, scientists have warned that consuming a big helping of rich, fatty food can reduce sensitivity to insulin and immediately raise levels of fats…

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    Diet drinks can be harmful to your health research reveals

    There are better ways to stay healthy than diet drinks Diet drinks are not healthy and could trigger weight gain, say researchers Diet and sugar-free alternatives should not be promoted as part of a healthy diet, say researchers Sugar-free and diet drinks are not helpful for weight loss and could even cause people to pile on the pounds, researchers at Imperial College have claimed. A review of dozens of studies dating back 30 years found that there is no solid evidence that sugar-free alternatives prevent weight gain, type 2 diabetes or help maintain a healthy Body Mass Index. (BMI) Although artificially-sweetened beverages contain fewer calories than sugary versions, researchers say…

  • Cancer,  Diabetes,  food,  Healthy eating,  Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    Churches can bring about healthy living for mankind

    Healthy living can be brought about by churches The church is key in promoting health The definition of health according to World Health Organisation is ‘a complete state of physical, social, economic, psychological and spiritual well being’ By Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa The recently released parliamentary opinion poll survey results on citizens’ perceptions on Uganda’s governance, expressed their biggest need in improving welfare of Ugandans as improvement of health service delivery. The results of the household survey poll conducted by Research World International is an indicator of how Ugandans seriously consider health issues over and above education, infrastructural development and other key social economic challenges. No wonder, the Banyankore say ‘amagara…

  • Diabetes,  Healthy eating,  Healthy living

    Exercise can lead to diabetes

    Diabetics could be a results of less fat Burning more fat, less glucose could lead to diabetes, mouse models indicate Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. Mouse muscles use glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel when the animals are awake and active and switch to fat (lipid) when they are asleep. The team discovered that disrupting this natural cycle may lead to diabetes but, surprisingly, also can enhance exercise endurance. The switch is controlled by a molecule called histone deacetylase 3, or HDAC3. This finding opens the possibility…

  • Diabetes,  Healthy living

    Height thought to affect your risk of diabetes

    Healthy living can be affected by your height Short stature predicts beta-cell function, type 2 diabetes, CVD risk in men In Finnish men, greater adult height was associated with decreased 2-hour glucose levels and decreased risks for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to findings from a population-based study. “Beta-cell dysfunction in shorter subjects could possibly result in higher glucose levels followed by several downstream pathologic effects leading to a greater risk of type 2 diabetes and [CVD],” Jagadish Vangipurapu, PhD, of the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues wrote. “Future mechanistic studies investigating the pancreatic beta-cell function with respect to height might…

  • Diabetes,  fitness exercises,  Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    You merely need light exercise to help win Diabetics over

    Healthy living starts with light exercises Standing or ‘Easy’ Walks May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar Study counters notion that vigorous exercise is key to battling the illness WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For people with type 2 diabetes, better blood sugar control may be as easy as getting up off the couch and standing every so often, or taking a leisurely walk, a new study shows. Dutch researchers noted that “moderate to vigorous” exercise is often recommended for people with diabetes — but most patients don’t comply with that advice. This small new study suggests that even sitting a bit less might be of real…