Clove extracts found to reverse elevated pre- and post-prandial blood glucose levels

(Natural News) Researchers from India and the U.S. conducted a pilot study to determine if the polyphenolic extract from unopened clove buds can influence glucose metabolism. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Type 2 diabetes is considered a global pandemic and is a huge contributor to the...
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Authors: Riskin A, Itzchaki O, Bader D, Iofe A, Toropine A, Riskin-Mashiah S Abstract BACKGROUND: The incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing in parallel to the worldwide obesity and type 2 diabetes pandemic. Both GDM and pre-gestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) are associated with short- and long-term consequences in the offspring. There are few recent studies addressing outcomes of newborns born to women diagnosed with GDM and PGDM in Israel. OBJECTIVES: To assess perinatal complications in offspring of women with GDM and PGDM. METHODS: The authors conducted a single-center retrospe...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
AbstractMetabolic surgery has been studied in the last decades as an effective and safe treatment for type 2 diabetes (T2D), and randomized controlled trials generally found surgery superior when compared with medical treatment. In 2016, the DSS-II Joint Statement recognized the importance of metabolic surgery in the treatment of T2D and urged clinicians to discuss, recommend, or at least consider this procedure for their patients. Diabetes societies also cogitate metabolic surgery as an option for T2D patients in their guidelines. However, there are some differences in recommendations that could lead a careful reader to s...
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
We present a patient who underwent a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation (SPK) after recovering from COVID-19 and is doing well close to 2 months post-transplantation. A 66-year-old Caucasian female with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to insulin dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus was called in to undergo SPK.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: letters to the editor Source Type: research
Horm Metab Res DOI: 10.1055/a-1239-4349In 2016, the World Health Organization estimated that more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight or obese. This impressive number shows that weight excess is pandemic. Overweight and obesity are closely associated with a high risk of comorbidities, such as insulin resistance and its most important outcomes, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. Adiponectin has emerged as a salutary adipocytokine, with insulin-sensitizing, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protective properties. However, under metabo...
Source: Hormone and Metabolic Research - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractFasting in the Islamic month of Ramadan is obligatory for all sane, healthy adult Muslims. The length of the day varies significantly in temperate regions —typically lasting ≥ 18 h during peak summer in the UK. The synodic nature of the Islamic calendar means that Ramadan migrates across all four seasons over an approximately 33-year cycle. Despite valid exemptions, there is an intense desire to fast during this month, even among those who are considered to be at high risk, including many individuals with diabetes mellitus. In this review we explore the current scientific and clin...
Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionA tigth association between PA and reduction in inflammation status allows effective counteracting of SARS-CoV2 infection. It is therefore essential to persuade people to keep active.
Source: European Journal of Applied Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Chatzipavlidou V Abstract Nearly 19.9 million cases and more than 730 thousand disease-related deaths have been confirmed in the months that followed WHO's assessment that the novel coronavirus COVID-19, first emerged in Wuhan China on December 2019, could be characterized as a pandemic. The aforementioned coronavirus affected 188 countries as of 8.10.2020. Despite the continually increasing number of COVID-19 cases reported to CDC, at national level, the percentage of visits to outpatient providers and emergency departments has decreased and mortality rates attributed to COVID-19 have declined compared to...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Publication date: September–October 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 5Author(s): Samit Ghoshal, colleagues
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsT2D individuals should be considered as more vulnerable to COVID-19 than general population, and thus require adequate advices about hygienic tips to protect themselves during the pandemic. A careful management of glucose levels and diabetes-related comorbidities remains essential for avoiding further complications, and patient monitoring during the pandemic should be performed also at distance by means of telemedicine. Further studies are needed to clarify whether medications normally used for managing T2D and its associated comorbidities could have a protective or detrimental effect on COVID-19 clinical course.
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has evolved as a pandemic of the 21st century, while cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects almost one third of patients and represents the cause of death in more than half cases, with coronary artery disease, heart failure (HF) and stroke being the main contributors.1 Hallmark cardiovascular outcome trials published during the last five years have established a novel class of antidiabetics, namely sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors as a primary treatment option in patients with HF, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or chronic kidney disease (CKD), along with the ...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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