Posts: Diabetes

14 11, 2018

How Lifestyle Medicine can prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes: World Diabetes Day 2018

By | 2018-11-14T16:11:03+00:00 November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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 regularly, we […]

8 11, 2018

Type 2 diabetes and nutrition

By | 2018-11-08T09:54:28+00:00 November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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. […]

22 02, 2017

Putting on just half a stone in a decade can raise the risk of developing diabetes by half

By | 2017-02-23T12:07:50+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Putting on just half a stone in a decade can raise the risk of developing diabetes by half

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

18 02, 2017

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

By | 2017-02-23T12:09:00+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

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

14 02, 2017

Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

By | 2017-02-23T12:09:43+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high […]

6 10, 2016

Can plastics cause obesity and/or diabetes?

By | 2017-02-17T10:53:33+00:00 October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

21 06, 2016

Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women

By | 2016-12-19T10:14:03+00:00 June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Plant-based diets have been recommended to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, not all plant foods are necessarily beneficial. We examined the association of an overall plant-based diet and hypothesized healthful and unhealthful versions of a plant-based diet with T2D incidence in three prospective cohort studies in the US.

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