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The Metabolic Effects of Oats Intake in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Strict adherence to a high oats diet may help to maintain healthy blood levels of glucose and lipids in patient with type 2 diabetes.

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Fruits and Vegetables Lower Chronic Disease Risk

Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Chronic Disease
The US National Center for Health Statistics defined chronic disease, also known as non-communicable disease, as any disease that lasts for 3 months or longer. They comprise a cluster of diseases that include diabetes, cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular disorders. Chronic diseases kill nearly 40 million people every year,...
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Vegetarian diet, change in dietary patterns, and diabetes risk: a prospective study.

​Adherence to a vegetarian dietary pattern may help cut down the risk of diabetes in Asian population.

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Beat Type 2 Diabetes With These 3 Foods

Three Doors With Question Marks
According to a 2017 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin, resulting in abnormal metabolism of sugars and elevated blood glucos...
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Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Is your cholesterol on the high side ? Then, there is a great chance that your physician will want to place you on statins. “ Statins ”, known scientifically as HMG CoA inhibitors, are a class of drugs that reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Some examples of typical statins include Simvastatin (Zocor),...
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Consumption of nuts and legumes and risk of incident ischemic heart disease, stroke, and diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Diabetes and ischaemic heart disease are less likely to occur in individuals who regularly consumed legumes and nuts.

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Eat Fruit to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Eat Fruit to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
It is no secret that consistent consumption of fruits comes with many health benefits, including slowing down of the aging process, and keeping the body in healthy shape. But if you think maintenance of good health and delaying of the aging process are the only health benefits associated with regular intake of fruits, then you...
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Does Insulin Make You Fat?

Does Insulin Make You Fat?
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Have you heard the one where the question is asked, "Do these clothes make me look fat?" And the reply is; "No... the fat makes you look fat." It is often promoted, by many doctors, nutritionists and other professionals that insulin is responsible for loading fat into our cells. For the past 29...
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Chris Dove
If consuming too much refined carbohydrate causes an overload of insulin that ultimately drives the glucose level too low which ca... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2017 13:26
Ken Thomas
Chris, Excellent question! Actually, that is the subject of a blog that I am currently working on. But, to answer your question ... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2017 16:08
Sean Carney
Very Interesting Ken. And, Thanks Chris for asking such interesting questions.
Monday, 27 February 2017 16:22
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Dietary fiber and incidence of type 2 diabetes in eight European countries: the EPIC-InterAct Study and a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Consistent consumption of diets rich in fibers, particular vegetable and cereal fibers, may cut down type 2 diabetes risk.

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Fad Diets Part 3

Fad Diets Part 3
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This is part 3 in the Fad Diets series. Please also see Part 1 and Part 2 . During the 1970's I worked as a repair technician at a high-end audiophile shop. I loved working with that equipment. It was all handcrafted works of art composed from the heart of its designer. The...
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Keep it Simple Diabetes Care

Keep it Simple Diabetes Care
K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Sweetheart* is a concept that reportedly comes from the U.S. navy. The story goes that a group of engineers were told to design an aircraft engine that would be repairable with just the basic tools that an average military mechanic would have under combat conditions. The phrase has been popularized to mean...
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Resistant Starch is NOT Futile

Resistant Starch is NOT Futile
The phrase "resistance is futile" entered the pop-culture lexicon in 1989 when The Borg appeared on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation . The show's creators probably had no idea that somewhere in a laboratory in England, scientists were making bold, new discoveries about how simple foods battle the diseases threatening the health...
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You did a great job explaining resistant starch - I loved the borg perspective!Providing an update - the U.S. Food and Drug Admini... Read More
Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:23
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