Statin Drugs May Increase the Risk of Diabetes

Research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that statins (the family of cholesterol lowering drugs), may increase the risk of diabetes in postmenopausal women. In the study, those taking statin drugs were shown to have a 48% increased risk of developing diabetes. Statin drugs have also been linked to other health problems such … [Read more...]

Berries Lower Type 2 Diabetes and Cariovascular Disease Risk

Berries are rich in a compound called polyphenols which in recent research were shown to decrease pot meal glucose response. Blood glucose levels may be associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Nutraingredients commented " reduced rate of sucrose digestion, and / or absorption from the … [Read more...]

Inadequate Sleep Appears to Increase Blood Sugar

Less than 8 hours sleep a night was linked to high blood sugar levels (a precursor to diabetes) in a recent study of more than 1200¬†3-6 year old children. Inadequate sleep appeared to be a risk factor independently of other risk factors such as age, gender, early life feeding, subsequent diet,¬†waist girth, physical activity and body mass. … [Read more...]

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