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Do sleep patterns affect blood glucose in people newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and prediabetes?

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the link between sleep disturbance, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP) with blood glucose control in prediabetes and newly diagnosed, untreated diabetes. The authors concluded that sleep disturbance is associated with higher BMI, BP and worse blood glucose control in these patients. Some background...

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The effect of weight loss after giving birth on the heart health in women with gestational diabetes

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the effect of weight change after giving birth on cardiometabolic outcomes in women with gestational diabetes (GDM). The authors concluded that weight loss and the prevention of further weight gain is beneficial to these women. Some background GDM is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Patients are at...

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The effect of blood sugar awareness on weight retention after gestational diabetes

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to see if women who were aware of their normal blood sugar levels after gestational diabetes (GDM) had more weight retention than those who were unaware of their blood sugar levels. The main finding of the study was that women who knew they had normal blood sugars after GDM had more weight retention than women who...

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Weight management programme led by family doctors for reversing type 2 diabetes

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to assess the remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D) during a family doctor-led weight management programme. The main finding of the study was that after 2 years of the programme more than one-third of patients had reversed their T2D. Some background The number of people with T2D is increasing. One factor is the...

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Recommendations to improve the quality of life of colorectal cancer survivors

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) guidelines in the health-related quality of life of patients who survived colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that following these guidelines might be associated with improved health. Some background In 2007 the...

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Does including ginger in the diet help control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ginger consumption on blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The main finding of the study was that patients who consumed ginger had improved blood sugar control. Some background Ginger is a non-toxic spice that is considered safe by the FDA. Some studies have...

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Are high cholesterol and egg intake in the diet associated with heart disease?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dietary cholesterol and egg intake with heart disease and death. The main finding of the study was that higher intake of cholesterol or eggs was associated with a higher risk of heart disease and death. Some background Cholesterol is a nutrient in the human diet. Eggs have...

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Hydrotherapy improves the treatment outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of hydrotherapy (HT; physical exercises in a pool) on balance, movements, and quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that HT may improve the treatment of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common disease around...

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