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How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

An analysis published in The BMJ aims to let doctors and the public in on a little-known secret: Type 2 diabetes, in many cases, is curable. People can reverse their diabetes by losing about 33 pounds, say the authors of the new paper, despite popular belief that the diagnosis is always a permanent one. If more people were striving for this goal, and if more doctors were documenting instances of diabetes remission, complication rates and health-care costs could both be reduced dramatically, the authors say. The analysis is based on evidence from recent clinical trials. In one from 2011, people who were recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes returned their blood sugar levels to normal when they lost weight on a calorie-restrictive diet. In a 2016 follow-up study, people who had been diabetic for up to 10 years were able to reverse their condition when they lost about 33 pounds. Mike Lean, professor of human nutrition at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, is an author of both the new analysis and of those earlier trials. He says a person’s likelihood of remission from diabetes is greatest in the first five years after being diagnosed. Type 2 diabetes, he wrote in an email, is a disease “best avoided by avoiding the weight gain that drives it.” For people who do develop it, he believes that evidence-based weight-loss programs could help them achieve lasting remission. “Not all can do it, but they should all be given the chance with good support,&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized blood sugar calories can you reverse diabetes diabetic diet Heart Disease how to prevent diabetes insulin is diabetes curable metabolism pre-diabetes type 2 diabetes Weight loss Source Type: news

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Authors: Zozina VI, Covantev S, Goroshko OA, Krasnykh LM, Kukes VG Abstract The burden of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases is increasing with every year. Although the management of these conditions has improved greatly over the years it is still far from perfect. With all of this in mind, there is a need for new methods of prophylaxis and treatment. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential compound of the human body. There is growing evidence that CoQ10 is tightly linked to cardiometabolic disorders. Its supplementation can be useful in a variety of chronic and acute disorders. This review analyses the role of CoQ...
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in adult women (1). It can't be cured, but thanks to many years of fruitful research and intensive investigation, multiple modalities to help manage the condition throughout a woman's lifetime have emerged. Those of us who have been in practice for more than a decade or two have likely had the experience of managing mothers and daughters with the condition. Many of us have supported our PCOS patients through an adolescence complicated by acne and hair growth, an early adulthood complicated by infertility and irregular menses, and late reproductive age compl...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
Conclusions Close follow-up of DM2 patients with eGFR <60 ml/min/m2 has resulted in a minor annual eGFR decrease. Monitoring of these patients in a specialized diabetic nephropathy clinic is beneficial for this group of patients for delaying the occurrence of end-stage renal disease.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Headlines over the past year have speculated over when Apple will finally release its non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) watch. Such a device has been hailed as a game-changer for people with diabetes, as no finger sticks are required, no needles, no blood. It will indeed be a game-changer for ease of glucose management for people with diabetes, making blood sugar monitoring a snap. But it will also be a game-changer for diet. Let me explain. NON-DIABETIC people wearing a CGM device will observe several phenomena: They will see just how high blood sugar rises after a bowl of oatmeal. By finger stick, for ins...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar diabetes diy health Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free grains healthcare Source Type: blogs
We’ve been told for decades that whole grains are healthy, healthier than processed white flour products. The flawed logic of replacing bad with less bad has thrown off an entire generation of dietitians, physicians, and government agencies charged with providing nutritional advice who have all embraced the less bad whole grains, going as far as urging all of us to make them the dominant ingredient in diet every day. The misconception that whole grains are not just better for you, but healthy is simply not true. If we replace something bad–white flour products–with something less bad–whole grains&nd...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis gluten grain grain-free grains healthy whole-grains joint pain Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health whole grains Source Type: blogs
We’ve been told for decades that whole grains are healthy, healthier than processed white flour products. The flawed logic of replacing bad with less bad has thrown off an entire generation of dietitians, physicians, and government agencies charged with providing nutritional advice who have all embraced the less bad whole grains, going as far as urging all of us to make them the dominant ingredient in diet every day. The misconception that whole grains are not just better for you, but healthy is simply not true. If we replace something bad–white flour products–with something less bad–whole grains&nd...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis gluten grain grain-free grains healthy whole-grains joint pain Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health whole grains Source Type: blogs
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Despite heart disease and type 2 diabetes being among the leading causes of death in the US, the mechanisms leading to and linking these two diseases remain incompletely understood. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital may help shed light on a molecular pathway that heart disease and diabetes share, and points to a biomarker that is elevated in women at risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes most common during pregnancy in which the body does not produce enough insulin to regulate sugar. According to a New York Times article, women who suffer from gestational diabetes have a higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes later in life and therefore, should be closely monitored. In a study published in PLOS Medicine, research shows that pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes not only have a higher risk of diabetes later on, but also have an increased risk for heart disease and hypertension. About 5 years after giving birth, mothers who were diagnosed with g...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Cord Blood pregnancy Source Type: blogs
DiscussionChronic inflammation plays a role in the pathophysiology of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. It also plays an important role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. The role of the immuno-inflammatory system in schizophrenia arouses interest in immuno-psychiatric research.The association between chronic inflammation and cardiovascular diseases in schizophrenia could lead to treatments that would prevent the progression of both diseases overall.
Source: Schizophrenia Bulletin - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
A judge ruled on Thursday that coffee sellers in California should post warnings about a potentially cancer-causing chemical found in the beverage. The chemical, acrylamide, is produced during the coffee bean roasting process, as well as when sugars and amino acids found in other foods are cooked at high temperatures. It’s one of 65 chemicals included in a California law that requires businesses to warn consumers if they may be exposed to substances associated with cancer, birth defects or other reproductive issues. While the decision — which at this point is just a preliminary ruling, and may still be challeng...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news
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