People with diabetes and obesity have altered gut microbiomes, with more detrimental Firmicutes at the expense of beneficial Bacteroidetes1,2. Firmicutes are proinflammatory, promote harvesting and storage of fat and can cause glucose intolerance3. It is now recognised that the microbiome is a significant contender in the pathogenesis of many chronic diseases, including metabolic ones like diabetes4.
World Diabetes Day, held annually on November 14, was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Today, diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.
But by adopting healthy lifestyles, including consuming a nutritious diet and exercising […]
The relationship between diabetes and nutrition is often oversimplified and equated with an excess of ‘sugar’ or glucose in the diet, by clinicians and laypeople alike. Unfortunately, this widely held belief and the resulting dietary choices are contributing to the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes and poor outcomes for patients with diabetes. […]
Putting on just half a stone over a decade can raise your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half, research has found. Those who are a healthy weight run the risk of becoming diabetic simply by allowing the weight to creep on over the years. Read more
Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Read more
A review of the data leaves the door open on an answer.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are some 80,000 man-made chemicals floating around planet earth since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.
Some of these, including lead, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and pthalates have been classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) because […]