Diabetes

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Was Cause of Death For Casey Johnson Heiress To Johnson and Johnson

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(Best Syndication News) The Los Angeles County Coroner reports that Casey Johnson died of diabetic ketoacidosis. Johnson, the great-great-granddaughter of Robert Wood Johnson I, co-founder of Johnson & Johnson, died January 4th. Ed Winters with the coroner’s office tells Best Syndication that the manner of death was “natural”. She was 30-years old.

Typically this type of acidosis occurs in people with type-1 diabetes but it can also occur in people with type-2 diabetes. In certain cases this condition results from an shortage of insulin. The body then switches to burning fat which produces fat acids.

Dr Oz Warns Americans About Toxic Pollution In Our Food Supply

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(Best Syndication News) Citing recent studies, Doctor Mehmet Öz warned Americans about the “toxic pollution in our food supply.” On Tuesday Dr. Oz revealed what his scientists found in food.

Our planet’s ecological crisis is becoming our own crisis, the doctor warns. Pollution in the air and water are now “making their way inside us,” through our food. Mercury, pesticides and Bisphenol A (BPA) are just a few of the lethal toxins that can reap havoc on our body.

High levels of mercury can lead to developmental problems in babies and can damage the heart, kidneys and brains of adults. Eight percent of women have dangerous levels of mercury in their blood, with 90 percent of that coming from fish.

BPA linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes in Adults – FDA finds BPA could effect Brains and Behavior in Children

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[Best Syndication News] The FDA have been researching the effects of Bisphenol A also called BPA a chemical that is found in plastic food containers which they have been recommending consumers to limit their exposure to plastic containers. The FDA has released an updated report on BPA which has been in hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s.

The FDA has expressed concerns about the safety of BPA and have written on their website, “FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children.”

While the FDA believes it is safe they are recommending limiting BPA to children. Because of the FDA's concern of BPA they have been working with the National Toxicology Program with their National Center for Toxicological Research to further research the potential hazards of BPA. The FDA has a website dedicated to BPA and what they are currently doing to remedy the problem.

Insulin and Glucose Regulation Genes Identified

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[Best Syndication News] Researchers of an international research consortium have identified 13 new genetic variants related to blood glucose, insulin secretion, and insulin resistance. Out of the newly identified genes, five of variants increase the risk of a person developing type 2 diabetes. These findings were largely the results of two studies that were conducted by the Meta-Analyses of Glucose and Insulin Related Traits Consortium (MAGIC). The study was funded partly by the National Institutes of Health and the studies will in the January 17th, 2010 online edition of Nature Genetics.

The researchers analyzed around 2.5 million gene variants in the 21 genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of around 46,186 individuals that were not diagnosed with diabetes, but had been tested for glucose and insulin regulation. The found that the most common variation was the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) which is a single base pair change in one part of the building blocks of DNA.

Lowering your LDL Cholesterol and Improving your HDL

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You might have gone in four your yearly exam and got the news that you have high cholesterol numbers, or you have been dealing with it for some time now. Your doctor more than likely has recommended you change your lifestyle habits to lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol and at the same time maybe raise up the “good” HDL cholesterol. You want to see your total cholesterol under the 200 mark. Here are some ways that you can lower your total cholesterol numbers and at the same time improve your HDL cholesterol.

Lose Weight

Losing weight means that you are eating less, and putting your body through less strain. It will work more efficiently and will in turn have less cholesterol floating around in your blood stream. Weight loss is more than likely helpful in that it is because you are eating less.

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