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 […]
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 […]
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.