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Type 2 Diabetes

Avocado decreases risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

An estimated 34 percent of U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome. Having this condition and its symptoms significantly increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart health problems and other conditions. But, what does this have to do with eating avocado? (I’m glad you asked) The symptoms of metabolic syndrome include high cholesterol, high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure and unhealthy BMI (body mass index). However, a new study has found that eating avocado benefits and offsets many of the detrimental effects of metabolic syndrome.

Magnesium deficiency? Try these 5 foods


Magnesium is a very important mineral that has been found to be radically deficient in people's diets, and therefore, their bodies. Since magnesium is implicated in a number of important bodily functions like proper muscle function and triggering hundreds of enzymatic actions, it's very important to understand common food sources of this 'miracle mineral'.

Type 2 diabetes myths and secrets explained: how I cured diabetes using food, not pharmaceuticals


Type 2 diabetes rates are skyrocketed among children and teens across the U.S., according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (1). Rates climbed 21% from 2000 to 2009, and most experts believe they have continued to rise in the five years since.

Research shows resistance exercise helps prevent type 2 diabetes


It has been previously established that aerobic exercise helps to lower one's risk of type 2 diabetes. Now, a recent population study carried out on a large group of women and published in PLOS Medicine has revealed that resistance or weight training could help decrease type 2 diabetes risk as well.

Ask the Expert: Omega-3 Fatty Acid


Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formula shown to help prevent diabetes


A recent study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) has revealed that a particular Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula helped to slow the progression from pre-diabetes to a full-blown diagnosis of diabetes.

Study proves omega-3 fatty acids lower risk of type 2 diabetes


The results of a 1980s human diabetes study are in. After conducting nearly 20 years of follow-up work, researchers in Finland have discovered new evidence showing how omega-3 fatty acids have the potential to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.