Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Researchers from the University of Liverpool in the U.K. found that short periods of being sedentary can worsen cardiometabolic health. In a study published in the journal Diabetologia, the researchers revealed that reducing physical activity for at least two weeks can lead to a rise in blood sugar levels, disrupt cholesterol levels and impair cardiorespiratory fitness. Increased sedentary behavior worsens cardiometabolic health It’s no … Continue reading Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Researchers evaluate the antidiabetic activity of Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

In this study, Indian researchers investigated the ability of Mentha arvensis (wild mint) to inhibit postprandial hyperglycemia. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Interest in the use of alternative medicines to control diabetes, oxidative stress and related disorders has increased in recent years.One promising therapeutic approach is to … Continue reading Researchers evaluate the antidiabetic activity of Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in Nature. It can even be found inside the human body. Magnesium is an essential mineral because the body needs it but can’t produce it. It is involved in over 300 bodily processes, including the production of health-supporting antioxidants like glutathione and the metabolism of vitamin D. In addition, magnesium … Continue reading This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid

Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is an organic compound that acts as a powerful antioxidant. It’s both water- and fat-soluble, which means it can work in every cell or tissue in the body. The antioxidant properties of ALA are linked to several health benefits, including lower blood sugar levels, reduced inflammation and improved nerve function. For these reasons, experts suggest that … Continue reading Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid

Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

While it’s well-known that exercise is important to maintain good health, specifics like the best time to work out remain nebulous and confusing. Now, a team led by British researchers suggests that one optimal time to work out is before eating breakfast. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the researchers report … Continue reading Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

Cold temperature lipid created by the body may lower blood sugar, report scientists

A recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found that 12-HEPE, a lipid produced by the body in response to cold temperatures, may help reduce blood sugar levels. Researchers from Brazil, the U.S. and Germany conducted a series of experiments on mice and humans and found that it could help shuttle glucose into tissues and improve glucose tolerance in … Continue reading Cold temperature lipid created by the body may lower blood sugar, report scientists

Scientists explore the effects of certain phenolic compounds on sirtuins and hepatic inflammation

Resveratrol is a powerful natural compound that’s known for its heart benefits. Found abundantly in the skins and seeds of grapes, peanuts, cocoa and berries, resveratrol has cardioprotective, antiviral, neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, according to studies. Piceatannol is a natural derivative of resveratrol that’s also found in fruits and vegetables. Reports suggest that piceatannol has anti-cancer … Continue reading Scientists explore the effects of certain phenolic compounds on sirtuins and hepatic inflammation

Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

A lot of people rely on coffee to keep them awake and improve their focus. That’s because coffee contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s also found in tea and cacao plants. But if you’re a frequent coffee drinker and notice you’re feeling more tired, you might need to lay off coffee – experts say that caffeine can … Continue reading Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

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

Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits

The ketogenic (keto) diet might inhibit the growth of tumors in cancer patients, according to a team of American and Korean researchers. Published in the journal Cell Reports, their findings showed that the keto diet, which kept blood glucose from spiking, also kept cancer cells from using glucose as a fuel source, thus stalling tumor growth in mice with lung cancer. … Continue reading Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits