Walnuts: Benefit Heart Health in Diabetes

The press continues to mount on the heart-healthy benefits of walnuts. And new research confirms including these tasty treats may be of special importance for those with diabetes. A recent study published in Diabetes Care assigned diabetic men and women to three separate diets. Each diet provided 30% of calories as fat and included: a low fat diet, a modified low fat diet, and a modified low … [Read more...]

Vinegar for Blood Sugar Balance

Want to balance your blood sugar? Use more vinegar! Vinegar for Blood Sugar: A Tasty Trick for Better Balance A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the ability of vinegar to reduce the glycemic index and insulin response to a carb-rich meal. Twelve healthy volunteers were given three different concentrations of vinegar with a meal containing 50 grams of … [Read more...]

The Link Between High Blood Sugar and Colon Cancer

Do you have high blood sugar? If so, you're increasing your risk for a number of chronic diseases - including colon cancer. High Blood Sugar and Colon Cancer: Elevated Insulin and C-Peptide Increase Cancer Risk A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that men with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop colon cancer. Researchers tested blood samples from … [Read more...]

Olive Oil: Just a Drizzle to Fight Diabetes

Do you savor golden-green olive oil, drizzled over vine-ripe tomatoes, roasted veggies and colorful salads? If so, you may be helping to guard against one of the most prevalent degenerative diseases - diabetes. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the relationship between specific fatty acids in the blood and how the body metabolizes glucose. After … [Read more...]

Obesity & Diabetes: The Leptin Link

New findings may help to better explain the link between obesity and diabetes. And the link lies in a hormone. A study published in Cell Metabolism found that leptin -a hormone known for its role in appetite and weight gain -regulates blood sugar through two different brain-body pathways. One that controls fat storage and appetite, and another that signals the liver and tells it how to handle … [Read more...]

Magnesium: Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Noshing on nuts and other magnesium-rich foods may help to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. A recent study published in the journal Circulation examined the relationship between magnesium and the risk of metabolic syndrome. In the study, researchers followed a group of young adults for 15 years, assessing their intake of magnesium and the occurrence of metabolic … [Read more...]

How Low Glycemic Foods Guard Against Diabetes

Need a good reason to adopt a low glycemic diet? How about preventing and reversing diabetes. After a high-glycemic load meal, blood sugar spikes and the body must produce enough insulin to effectively shuttle blood sugar into cells. This high demand for insulin is taxing to the beta cells of the pancreas, which can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. In fact, The Nurses' Health Study … [Read more...]

EPA/DHA Omega-3: Healthy Fats Benefit Diabetes

Recent research shows diets rich in omega-3 fats from fish—including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - protect against insulin resistance and obesity in animal studies and increase insulin sensitivity in healthy humans. A recent study published in the journal Diabetologia tested the anti-diabetic effects of EPA and DHA on an insulin sensitizer called adiponectin. The … [Read more...]

The Diabetes Heart Disease Link

Did you know that diabetes and heart disease are linked? In fact, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death among people with diabetes - at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes. Middle-aged people with … [Read more...]

Diabetes and Depression

Is there a link between diabetes and depression? Recent research shows that if you have diabetes, you are nearly twice as likely to be depressed. Diabetes and Depression: A Two-Way Relationship But researchers have found the link goes both ways: People between the ages of 20 and 50 who have been depressed are more susceptible to developing type 2 diabetes. A recent study published in … [Read more...]

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