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A review of curcumin effects in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes.

A review of curcumin effects in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review focused on the effects of curcumin on blood glucose and lipid (blood fat) levels in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes (T2D). This analysis showed that curcumin has benefits for glucose metabolism and lipid functions in these patients. Some background T2D is a chronic disease closely related to overweight...

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Aerobic and resistance training can relieve pain and improve lung-heart-function in breast cancer survivors receiving hormone therapy

Aerobic and resistance training can relieve pain and improve lung-heart-function in breast cancer survivors receiving hormone therapy

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study observed the effect of different physical activities on measures like pain and cardiorespiratory fitness in patients receiving hormone therapy for breast cancer (BC). The study showed that aerobic and resistance training might positively impact cardiorespiratory fitness and pain in these patients.  Some...

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Behavioral counseling improves heart health

Behavioral counseling improves heart health

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review offers recommendations for adults with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other risks for heart attack or stroke.  Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) puts people at risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Risk factors for CVD include high blood pressure, being overweight, and unhealthy blood...

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Lifestyle counseling improves heart health

Lifestyle counseling improves heart health

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review offers recommendations for adults with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other risks for heart attack or stroke.  Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) puts people at risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Risk factors for CVD include high blood pressure, being overweight, and unhealthy blood...

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Can fiber improve gut flora and diabetes?

Can fiber improve gut flora and diabetes?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of a fiber-rich diet on the microbiome for patients with diabetes. It found that high-fiber diets led to more healthy bacteria in the gut, and may improve glucose control. Some background The microbiome consists of bacteria and other microorganisms which live on the skin and in the gut. A healthy gut...

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Calorie-counting: Is there a better way of dieting for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Calorie-counting: Is there a better way of dieting for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the traditional diabetic diet (TDD) with a low-carbohydrate diet (LCD) for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D). They found that the LCD resulted in better blood glucose (sugar) control and reduced need for diabetic medications compared to the TDD. Some background The traditional...

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Do weight changes increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Do weight changes increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if weight changes increase the risk of cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that a 10% increase or decrease in weight increased the risk of CVEs in these patients.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It is caused...

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Can diet changes and dietary supplements improve symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Can diet changes and dietary supplements improve symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of dietary supplements and diet changes on disease activity score (DAS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study showed that some diet types like the Mediterranean diet, some spices and supplements may have positive effects on RA symptoms. Some background RA causes...

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