Category: Diabetes and Heart Disease

Lutein Could Protect Your Heart As Well As Your Eyes

| January 3, 2017 | Comments (2)

If you have diabetes, type 1 or type 2, you are probably already aware that vision loss can be one of its complications. In most cases, this is due to a condition called diabetic retinopathy, which involves damage to small blood vessels at the back of the eye. But people with diabetes also have a […]

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Blue-Green Algae – Breakthrough For Diabetes And Heart Disease

| January 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

The mention of algae might make you think of the slimy stuff that coats the sides of fish tanks and swimming pools and turns the water green. But annoying as they may be when they grow where we don’t want them to, algae are actually a real health-boosting superfood. And they have special benefits for […]

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Saturated Fat Doesn’t Raise Blood Fats Or Cardiovascular Risks

| January 1, 2015 | Comments (1)

If you’re starting to worry about the amount of saturated fat in all those fried breakfasts, rich cheeses and pâtés you’ve been enjoying over the festive season, here’s some reassuring news. A new study from Ohio State University provides conclusive evidence that saturated fat in your diet doesn’t translate into dangerous fatty acids in your […]

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Metformin Linked To Low Thyroid Function And Heart Disease

| October 30, 2014 | Comments (2)

Metformin is often viewed by doctors as the ‘drug of choice’ for treating type 2 diabetes, since it is quite effective in reducing blood sugar levels and is assumed to have fewer side effects than other diabetes drugs. But metformin is far from harmless – it depletes the body of vitamin B12, which is essential […]

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Vitamin E Could Cut Your Risk Of A Heart Attack Or Stroke

| October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The benefits of vitamin E, the body’s main fat-soluble antioxidant, include better blood sugar control and protection of blood vessels and nerves from the damaging effects of diabetes. Studies have shown that high doses of vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and prevent hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). A study in Israel, published […]

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How too much carbohydrate damages your (beneficial) HDL cholesterol

| October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

For anybody who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or who wants to avoid developing type 2, keeping to a low-carbohydrate, low glycaemic load (low GL) diet needs to be the front line treatment approach. This has been my advice on The Real Diabetes Truth all along and, as I reported here, it was […]

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The Drug’s The Problem In Heart Study, Not Vitamin B3

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

What would you think if you saw the news headline “Niacin Could Have Risks as Cholesterol Therapy”? Or, “Niacin May Be Too Risky As Heart Drug, Reports Find”? Or “Niacin Therapy Shows No Benefits, Has Some Harmful Effects”? You could be forgiven for believing that taking niacin, also known as vitamin B3, had suddenly been […]

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Women With Diabetes Have Higher Heart Disease Risk Than Men

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

There was a time when a woman’s concerns about coronary heart disease were all about how it might affect the man in her life. Women were seen as being much less at risk than men, due to the protective influence of oestrogen. But we now know that the reality is quite different. In the general […]

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Why That Spoonful Of Sugar Is Bad For Your Heart

| March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sugar is not only the real villain when it comes diabetes, but also for cardiovascular disease – one of the commonest and most dangerous complications of diabetes. To reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, your doctor may suggest that you should take statin drugs to reduce your cholesterol levels – in fact, the National Institute […]

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Statins, Diabetes And CoQ10

| May 16, 2013 | Comments (2)

Last year, in The Real Diabetes Truth of 15 May 2012, I explained how statin drugs can cause diabetes. Millions of people take statins on a daily basis, raising the possibility of thousands of statin-induced diabetes cases. In fact, the massive worldwide use of these drugs since they were launched around 25 years ago could […]

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Diabetes Clinical Trials Ignore Heart Disease Risks

| May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cardiovascular complications, including heart disease and stroke, are the biggest worry for anybody who suffers from diabetes. And the amount of research being carried out into diabetes worldwide is staggering, amounting to thousands of research studies every year. So, you might think that the result of all this effort would be some real breakthroughs in […]

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