Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Researchers at the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria evaluated the effects of the aqueous extract of garlic, white onion and purple onion on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a-amylase and a-glucosidase in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements. Spices are used in cooking and serve as ingredients in several traditional … Continue reading Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Reversing diabetes may be possible if patients lose weight within the first 5 years of diagnosis: Study

Type 2 diabetics who lose weight in the first year after their diagnosis have a higher likelihood of remission, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The conventional medical industry uses the term “remission” to mean reversal of diabetes. First author Hajira Dambha-Miller, a physician from Cambridge’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care, said that people who … Continue reading Reversing diabetes may be possible if patients lose weight within the first 5 years of diagnosis: Study

Loquat, native to many regions in Asia, exhibits anti-diabetes properties

Eriobotrya japonica, commonly known as loquat, is an evergreen shrub that belongs to the rose (Rosaceae) family. It is widely cultivated in China and Japan for its edible fruit and seeds, as well as for the medicinal uses of its various parts. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), loquat, or pi pa, is used to clear stomach … Continue reading Loquat, native to many regions in Asia, exhibits anti-diabetes properties

Lower Type 2 diabetes risk by following a plant-based diet and eating less meat

A review published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that plant-based diets can help lower a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes by as much as 23 percent. This result was associated not only with vegetarian and vegan diets, but also with more lenient eating patterns that allow the consumption of small amounts of animal-based foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading Lower Type 2 diabetes risk by following a plant-based diet and eating less meat

Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

A researcher from the University of Exeter is developing a novel method for detecting Type 2 diabetes. It involves a simple eye scan that searches for biomarkers of diabetes called advanced glycation end-products or AGEs. Dr. Mitra Tavakoli, the person behind the study, recently completed a test pilot and said that the results were successful. Using biomicroscope screening, she was able to detect … Continue reading Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management

Scientists have known for a while now that eating more plants and cutting back on meat can ward off diabetes or help in the management of the disease. But recent research offers new information on the possible mechanisms behind such a diet’s beneficial effects on diabetes: the proliferation of gut bacteria. In a major breakthrough, scientists from the … Continue reading Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management

Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that visceral or belly fat is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases more so in women than in men. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden said that the difference between the two sexes is even greater when it comes to Type 2 diabetes risk. They found that visceral fat increased disease risk by more than seven times in … Continue reading Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

Low-carb diets confirmed to be beneficial for those with diabetes

A study published in the journal Diabetologia found that low-carb diet can help lower blood sugar levels and liver fat content. The researchers from Germany said that this can benefit people with Type 2 diabetes even if the diet does not result in weight loss. “Our study confirms the assumption that a diet with a reduced carbohydrate content can … Continue reading Low-carb diets confirmed to be beneficial for those with diabetes

Can cinnamon extracts help with diabetes and obesity?

Cinnamon is a well-known spice used to flavor savory and sweet foods. It is also widely used as a traditional medicine. Two varieties of cinnamon are used for these purposes, cinnamon cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) and ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Although the former is the more common of the two, the latter is scientifically known for … Continue reading Can cinnamon extracts help with diabetes and obesity?

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support

Recent research from China has demonstrated that higher amounts of certain nutrients and hormones can slash the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of conditions that heighten the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In a recent article published in the journal Menopause, Chinese scientists found that higher amounts of calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D) and estrogen corresponded to better markers of … Continue reading Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support