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Could the use of a standing desk slash the risk of diabetes, cancer and premature death? Advocates say yes

As research continues to confirm the deadly effects of sitting for long periods of time, savvy workers are switching to standing desks and reaping the benefits. Notable advocates of tall work stations include Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway, among others. All sensed the inherent reward of increased creativity, alertness and physical stamina. What they may not have known is that standing desks can save lives.

Treat your diabetes naturally with CoQ10

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, is the most common cause of injury and death in people with diabetes. Preliminary studies suggest, however, that this debilitating condition may be treatable by boosting your body's levels of a substance that it is already producing: Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10.

Limiting soda sizes may increase obesity, boost sugary drink consumption instead of reduce it: Study

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's harebrained scheme to restrict public access to sugary beverages sold in volumes higher than 16 ounces will more than likely result in people actually consuming more of such beverages, and thus lead to higher rates of obesity and diabetes. These are the findings of a new study out of the University of Missouri - Kansas City, which found that people are more likely to spend more money on, and drink more, sugary beverages when they are sold only in smaller containers than when they are sold in typical varying sizes.

One can of soda a day makes you substantially more prone to diabetes, strokes: Study

Drinking as little as one can of soda pop per day is enough to increase your risk of both type 2 diabetes and stroke by a significant percentage, according to a new study out of Europe. Based on an analysis involving about 27,000 people who were surveyed on their health and dietary habits, researchers determined that over the course of 16 years, those who drank just one soda a day were 18 percent more likely than others to either develop type 2 diabetes or suffer a stroke.

Manage diabetes with the foods you love

Every year, people continue to be diagnosed with the different types of diabetes. And since the major causes are not all the time organic, diabetes can be managed and can be reversed with a better lifestyle. And while most people see lifestyle management as an opportunity for starvation, a few see it as an effective way to minimize the effects of diabetes in the body.

Study finds that turmeric prevents diabetes

Turmeric has a long history of use in a variety of traditional Asian medical systems for treating a wide variety of ailments. Now, Western scientists are increasingly finding that this culinary root and its active ingredients may be potent weapons in the fight against diabetes. Indeed, it has been shown to be effective at nearly every stage of diabetes and pre-diabetes.

New breakfast soft drink may promote weight gain and Type II diabetes

A new breakfast drink came on the market this year to meet a demand of people who want caffeine in the morning, but not from coffee or tea. Created by a major soft drink manufacturer; it contains caffeine, sugar, artificial sweeteners a few vitamins and a little (five percent) juice. At 16 ounces, it is legal in New York City where larger, sugary drinks are banned as of March, 2013. While it is marketed as a healthy drink, the new breakfast beverage is actually one more way for consumers to ingest ingredients that promote both weight gain and Type II diabetes.

Want to reduce your Type II diabetes risk? Get some sunshine and up your vitamin D intake

It's amazing how many different meta-analysis papers and epidemiological studies keep popping up associating vitamin D3 with lower disease occurrences for heart disease, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Type II or onset adult diabetes.