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Does a very-low carbohydrate diet help improve glycemic control for type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated blood glucose control in adults and children with type 1 diabetes on a very low-carbohydrate diet (VLCD). This study concluded that this diet may provide exceptional control for type 1 diabetes, with minimal side effects. Some background Research has shown that carbohydrates affect blood sugar levels more than...

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Exercise, body composition and fatigue with androgen deprivation therapy

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine whether body composition (lean and fat mass) and exercise had an effect on fatigue levels in men treated with androgen deprivation therapy. The study concluded that fat mass was associated with fatigue, and an increase in lean mass due to exercise successfully reduced fatigue. Some background Androgen...

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Does a low-carbohydrate diet improve outcomes more than a moderate-carbohydrate diet in patients with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of a very low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet versus a moderate-carbohydrate diet in adults with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. This study concluded that the adults on the low-carbohydrate diet had greater reductions in HbA1c levels (average blood glucose over 3 months), body weight, and medication usage...

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How does a low-carbohydrate diet compare to a high-carbohydrate diet for the management of Type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of a low-carbohydrate versus a high-carbohydrate diet on glycemic control and heart disease risk in obese adults with type 2 diabetes. This study concluded that both diets helped reduce body weight, HbA1c levels, and fasting blood glucose levels. However, the low-carbohydrate diet led to greater...

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Salt intake and hypertension: could other dietary factors be influencing this relationship?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of dietary factors on the relationship between salt intake and hypertension. The study concluded that the association between salt intake and hypertension is not influenced by any other dietary factor. Some background Managing hypertension (high blood pressure) can be achieved using a number...

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What are the effects of a low-fat vegan diet on pancreas function in overweight, non-diabetic adults?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of a low-fat vegan (plant-based) diet on pancreas function in overweight, non-diabetic adults. This study concluded that both pancreas function and insulin sensitivity significantly improved in these adults through a low-fat vegan diet. Some background Poor function of beta-cells in the pancreas...

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Effects of soy and cruciferous vegetables on breast cancer treatment-related symptoms

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined improvement in treatment related menopausal symptoms in patients who have had breast cancer and eat a diet rich in soy or cruciferous vegetable. This study found that higher soy and cruciferous vegetable intake was associated with less treatment-related menopausal symptoms and fatigue. Some background...

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Could a moderate intake of wine be beneficial for patients with well-controlled diabetes?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether or not a moderate intake of wine would be overall beneficial for patients with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. The authors concluded that initiating the drinking of wine, as part of a healthy diet, modestly decreases heart-disease risk. Some background Moderate consumption of alcohol (particularly wine)...

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