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  1. Diabetes Research Update: Meal Timing Affects Blood Sugar and Diabetes Risk

    Diabetes Research Update: Meal Timing Affects Blood Sugar and Diabetes Risk

    Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, affecting over 30 million Americans -- over 10 percent of the population -- each year. Despite recommendations regarding what to eat and other lifestyle changes, science has been unable to slow the proliferation of this "modern-day" disease. Now, new findings reveal that meal timing affects blood sugar. This crucial information may lead to...
  2. Common Food Additive Linked to Diabetes, Weight Gain

    Common Food Additive Linked to Diabetes, Weight Gain

    Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, especially for people living in the United States and those who follow a typical Western diet. As a result of the vast amounts of refined sugar, processed foods and unhealthy fats consumed, millions of people have become overweight or clinically obese. And unfortunately, poor food choices may not be the only culprit: A...
  3. Three Little-Known Benefits of Vitamin D

    Three Little-Known Benefits of Vitamin D

    Getting sufficient amounts of vitamin D may be less emphasized than maintaining proper levels of other important vitamins, however this nutrient is vital to the functioning of our bodies. In fact, every single cell in the body has a receptor devoted to collecting vitamin D, suggesting it's used more as a hormone than as a vitamin. Even though we can...
  4. Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    According to a new study, poor eating habits are responsible for one-fifth of all early deaths on a global scale. In 2017, this rate was equivalent to 11 million deaths. While unhealthy foods may not directly cause those premature deaths, the researchers concluded that unhealthy diets exposed more people to noncommunicable diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  5. Muscle Strength Influences Diabetes Risk

    Muscle Strength Influences Diabetes Risk

    Even though type 2 diabetes affects millions of people and is a growing problem worldwide, few people have more than a vague understanding of this illness. You probably know that this is a chronic disease that alters the body's ability to process sugar -- but there's more to it than that. Type 2 diabetes affects the body in one of two...
  6. How to Support Healthy Weight and Shed Holiday Pounds Naturally This Spring

    How to Support Healthy Weight and Shed Holiday Pounds Naturally This Spring

    Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. All around us, trees are budding and new patches of green line the earth. In this time of new growth, many people seek to become healthier, ridding themselves of old habits while ushering in a new and healthier lifestyle. Often, maintaining a healthy weight becomes a focus. Whether you want to address the...
  7. Spring Detox: Recharge, Revitalize and Replenish for Ultimate Energy and Health

    Spring Detox: Recharge, Revitalize and Replenish for Ultimate Energy and Health

    Although some regions are still in the icy grips of winter, the days are slowly getting longer, signaling the start of a bright new season. Traditionally, spring is a time of new beginnings. Whether you are going strong on your New Year's resolutions or adjusting your habits for other reasons this season, a spring detox can help you shed unwanted...
  8. Optimism Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Optimism Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    If you don't have diabetes, you likely know someone who does have it -- and you may even be at risk of developing the condition later in life. This is because diabetes is serious health concern that has become more common with the passage of time. When the Center for Disease Control started tracking the illness in 1958, they found...
  9. New Diabetes Research Finds Link to Gut Health and Cognitive Decline

    New Diabetes Research Finds Link to Gut Health and Cognitive Decline

    Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body's ability to properly handle glucose, or sugar, in the blood. In type 1 diabetes, the body is unable to produce any insulin -- the hormone responsible for ushering sugar from the blood into the cells where it can be used for energy. In type 2 diabetes, the body can make insulin...
  10. Fructose and Diabetes: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Increases Risk

    Fructose and Diabetes: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Increases Risk

    Glucose, or sugar, is the body's primary source of fuel. Insulin is responsible for moving this sugar into your cells so it can be used as energy. Not only do people with type 2 diabetes have a limited ability to process glucose, they also often exhibit a resistance to insulin, exacerbating the problem and contributing to uncontrolled higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. Alternatively...

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