Study: Coffee drinkers have higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

Coffee is an excellent drink that does more than just energize your body — it helps keep your arteries healthy, staves off obesity and protects the brain from age-related damage, among other things. Recent studies also suggest that coffee can boost gut health. One study, in particular, linked high coffee consumption to higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria and improved composition of the gut microbiome. … Continue reading Study: Coffee drinkers have higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

Superfruits and plant compounds: Fat molecule in avocados may be key to reversing diabetes

Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have discovered that a fat molecule unique to avocado may help treat diabetes. In a study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, the researchers found that avocatin B (AvoB) reduced insulin resistance in diabetic mice and promoted weight loss in humans. Avocado compound improves insulin sensitivity AvoB is a mixture … Continue reading Superfruits and plant compounds: Fat molecule in avocados may be key to reversing diabetes

Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Health experts recommend exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight, ward off diseases and boost longevity, among other things. For people with Type 2 diabetes, working out on the regular becomes even more urgent. Studies show that exercising regularly helps lower blood sugar, avoid diabetes complications and more. Why is exercise … Continue reading Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exposure to common plastics increases risk of diabetes, reveals study

A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives shows that chemicals commonly found in plastics can increase diabetes risk. French and Australian researchers found that exposure to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) is associated with a two times-higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Exposure to plastic chemicals increases diabetes risk BPA is used in disposable water … Continue reading Exposure to common plastics increases risk of diabetes, reveals study

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

At least 80% of people with diabetes also have fatty liver, warns endocrinologist

As an organ the size of a football, the liver plays an outsized role in maintaining good health. It filters out toxins in the bloodstream, breaks down fats, stores nutrients and balances energy metabolism. It also breaks down alcohol in the blood and helps create proteins responsible for blood clotting. This being said, the effects of an unhealthy liver can ripple through … Continue reading At least 80% of people with diabetes also have fatty liver, warns endocrinologist

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

Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these … Continue reading Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

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