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Drinking Black Tea Regularly might reduce the risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that people in countries who drank black tea on a regular basis were at a reduced risk for developing type-2 diabetes. The study results were published in the online journal BMJ Open.

The researchers mined for information on black tea consumption rates in over 50 countries by using an independent market research firm to determine 2009 sales. Then they compared data from the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the rates of respiratory, infectious, cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancer and diabetes rates.

Resveratrol Supplements did not benefit Healthy Women

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(Best Syndication News) - A study on healthy middle-aged women found no benefit gained by taking resveratrol supplements, a compound found in red wine. The study was reported in the October 25 online edition of Cell Metabolism.

Previous research had suggested that resveratrol in red wine could help reduce heart disease risk and increase lifespan. People have been taking resveratrol in hopes of better health. The U.S. resveratrol supplement business has grown into a $30 million a year industry. People take supplements because they would have to drink large amounts of red wine to gain the benefit – at least that was the conventional wisdom. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis wanted to see if taking resveratrol supplements was beneficial to otherwise healthy women.

Eating Legumes helps reduce heart disease risk and control blood sugar

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(Best Syndication News) - According to a new study, eating one cup of legumes in conjunction with a diet full of low-glycemic foods on a daily basis helped to control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The randomized controlled trial study results were reported in the Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine publication.

The study involved 121 patients who have type-2 diabetes. They were randomly assigned to either a low-glycemic index diet based around legumes, or they were assigned to follow a low-glycemic index diet with the emphasis around eating whole-wheat foods. The legume group was asked to eat a minimum of one cup of legumes daily, such as dried beans, lentils, or chickpeas.

High Blood Pressure reduced in Men treated for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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(Best Syndication News) - A study investigated men for sleep apnea to see if treating the breathing disorder would have a positive effect on their hypertension and diabetes. The researchers found that treating men with positive airway pressure (PAP) while sleeping also reduced their blood pressure. The study results were published in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

"All types of patients may benefit from this treatment, even those with other chronic medical conditions," said Bharati Prasad, MD, MS, the study's principal investigator. "It's important to now do a prospective study enrolling different types of patients with sleep apnea."

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.

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