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No Link Between BMI And Heart Disease

| August 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sometimes, I really have to feel sorry for doctors. Not very many years ago everything about heart disease seemed clear cut. Everybody (well, almost everybody) believed that eating saturated fats bumped up blood cholesterol levels, which led to furred-up arteries and an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke. Now, we know that this […]

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More Ways To Help Control Blood Pressure Without Drugs

| August 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

I told you in my last blog post about a Japanese ultrasound device that can effectively reduce high blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. And there are also other ways to bring down your blood pressure without recourse to drugs, as I mentioned recently here. Blood pressure drugs come with some pretty serious […]

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Ultrasound Lowers Blood Pressure In Type 2 Diabetes

| August 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Researchers at Japan’s Tohoku University have found that ultrasound, a painless, non-invasive form of therapy, can help lower blood pressure, even when the usual drugs don’t work. According to the medical website Patient.com, around 30 per cent of people with type 1 diabetes and 80 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes develop high […]

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Exercise Cuts Gestational Diabetes Risk

| August 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how women with gestational diabetes could reduce their risk of developing full-blown type 2 diabetes, simply by breastfeeding for more than three months. But prevention is always better than cure, so it’s good to find that exercise alone could reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, in obese […]

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Breastfeeding Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes

| August 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I wrote in an earlier blog post here, as many as one woman in ten who becomes pregnant develops gestational diabetes. While this temporary form of diabetes can be dangerous for both the mother and the baby, it usually clears up quickly once the baby has been born. Unfortunately, though, that isn’t the end […]

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Wheat Could Be Your Worst Enemy

| August 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

These days, most people in western cultures eat a wheat-based diet. Often, every meal and snack contains wheat in some form or another. In addition to bread, breakfast cereals, pasta and all those other wheat products, thousands of processed foods contain added gluten, a protein complex isolated from wheat. It’s bad news for people with […]

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Real Butter Is Back On The Menu

| August 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

For decades, we were told that butter was bad for us. Like other saturated fats, it was going to clog up our arteries and give us heart attacks. Our television screens carried endless adverts for look-alike spreads that claimed to be healthy alternatives to butter. Most of us were brainwashed by hearing this dogma repeated […]

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