Tag: "heart disease"

Trajenta Is Often A Dangerous Drug, Despite Findings In Mice

| June 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

The headline “Diabetes drug protects against heart disease” recently caught my attention, so I read on. It appears that Trajenta was found to prevent early markers of heart disease in mice. The trouble is, this drug is already known to help cause heart problems in humans, along with other dangerous side effects. Researchers at the […]

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Does Eating Meat Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

| May 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

As I wrote here recently, a healthy diet is key to preventing and managing type 2 diabetes. That means cutting right down on sugary and starchy carbohydrates and replacing them with green vegetables, low-GL fruits and healthy sources of fat and protein. But it seems that not just any kind of protein will do, as […]

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Why diabetes raises heart attack risks

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

It is common knowledge that having diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Consistently high blood sugar levels are also known to damage blood vessels, contributing to heart disease. But exactly how sugar causes this damage has always been something of a mystery. Now, researchers have worked out what goes on when the small […]

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Fatty Acids: The Type Of Fat You Eat Could Be Making You Lazy

| April 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

The health benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are well known. These good fats are hugely important for your body and brain and can help to control your blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity, as I wrote  here. But not all fats are created equal. Many popular cooking oils and those used […]

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The Statins Bandwagon Rolls On

| February 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

The debate over cholesterol-lowering statins for preventing heart disease has been rumbling on for years. As I wrote here, here and here, evidence shows that statins can cause type 2 diabetes, along with crippling muscle and joint pain, digestive problems, memory loss and premature ageing – and may even cause heart problems, too! Because of […]

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Could Moringa Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease and Cancer?

| January 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about some recent human and animal studies showing that the herb Moringa oleifera could help to reduce body weight, lower blood sugar levels, and possibly regenerate the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. But Moringa also appears to have heart health benefits, by lowering high blood pressure and […]

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Prevent Heart Failure – But Not This Way

| December 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, heart failure can be a serious complication of type 2 diabetes and some antidiabetic drugs could increase the risk of it. So, when I noticed the headline “How to prevent heart failure in type 2 diabetes” on the Science Daily website, it sounded like great news. That […]

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Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

| August 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, a new study of identical twins – while showing no link between BMI and heart disease – confirms the long-held view that being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But the relationship between diabetes and body weight is more complex than that. […]

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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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Curcumin: Natural “Wonder Drug” For Diabetes Complications

| May 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how curcumin, a compound extracted from the spice turmeric, could help to reverse insulin resistance in people with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. But turmeric’s benefits don’t end there. It could help people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes by preventing or reducing many of […]

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Berberine Could Help In The Fight Against Diabetes

| May 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about yet another risk that taking DPP-4 inhibitor diabetes drugs (gliptins) may raise – fuelling the spread of cancerous tumours. This dangerous class of drugs, which includes Januvia, Onglyza and Galvus, makes huge profits for Big Pharma, which continues to sweep their dangers under the carpet. But […]

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Saturated Fat: The Studies That Revealed What They Didn’t Want Us To Know

| May 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about the Minnesota Coronary Experiment, the truth about which has only just been revealed. This trial reported that cutting saturated fat from people’s diets and switching to corn oil instead resulted in lower cholesterol levels but made no significant difference in terms of heart attacks, deaths due […]

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How They Hid The Truth About Saturated Fat And Heart Disease

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Natural medicine and alternative therapies are often unjustly criticised for not having enough science behind them. Science, of course, is meant to be a search for the truth. But sometimes scientists go to great lengths to obscure the truth, in order to protect commercial interests and professional reputations. One such example is the myth about […]

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Metformin Is No Silver Bullet For Cancer

| March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Metformin is a drug that most people with type 2 diabetes have heard of and that many will be taking. But while metformin’s antidiabetic properties have been documented for decades, the way it works is still being unravelled by scientists. What has become apparent, though, is that this drug has a very wide range of effects […]

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