Diabetes

Increased Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Death from Extended Sitting

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(Best Syndication News) - A European study found people who sat for extensive periods of time had an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and death. The study results were published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Lead author, Dr. Emma Wilmot, a research fellow in the Diabetes Research Group at the University of Leicester, and colleagues investigated the results of 18 other studies that had a combined 794,577 participants. There investigation found that people who sat for long periods were at a two-fold increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and death.

Heart Disease and Stroke - Eating Egg Yolks almost as bad as Smoking Cigarettes

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(Best Syndication News) - A new study found that a person who ate egg yolks on a regular basis had an increased risk for developing atherosclerosis. They also had a two-thirds increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries as a person who smoked cigarettes. The study results were published in the online edition of the journal Atherosclerosis.

Coronary artery disease, called atherosclerosis, occurs when plaque accumulates in the arteries. It is believed that the plaque is accelerated by excess cholesterol in the blood. The plaque builds up on the inside walls of the arteries and pieces could break off, which could lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

Blocking a Protein prevented Weight Gain in a Mice Study

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that blocking an enzyme called fatty acid synthase (FAS) in mice aided them against gaining weight even when eating a high-fat diet. The mice that were not having the FAS blocked were given the same high-fat diet and became obese. The research may help develop new treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. The study results were published in the online edition of the journal Cell Metabolism.

The blocked FAS enzyme made the mice become more sensitive to insulin. The researchers engineered the mice so that they would not make FAS in their fat cells.

Glycemic Index of Rice Varieties range between 48 to 92

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(Best Syndication News) - All rice is not created equal on the glycemic index (GI) rating scale, according to a new study. Researchers from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Food Futures Flagship tested 235 different worldwide varieties of rice and found a wide range of glycemic index ratings – all the way from low to high.

The benefits of picking low glycemic index foods is that they will keep blood sugar levels from rising too quickly. The higher the glycemic index, the faster the blood sugar spikes.

Childhood Diabetes Rate higher in China than in US

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(Best Syndication News) - Chinese children had a higher rate of diabetes compared with United States rates, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of North Carolina reported that the diabetes rate in Chinese teenagers were four times higher than the comparable age group in the US. The results will be published in the online edition of Obesity Reviews and will be published in the September issue of the print edition.

The researchers studied data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS), which ran between 1989 and 2011 and involved over 29,000 people in over 300 communities in China. The CHNS study was a collaborative arrangement between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Chinese Center for Disease Control (CCDC) National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety.

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