Category Archives: Insulin Levels / Blood Glucose

In the news – Health and nutrition research

In this week’s article we provide our usual monthly roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, five items comprising:

  • Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn
  • Probiotics may ease severity of multiple sclerosis: Study
  • Could Turmeric really boost your health?
  • Mediterranean diet ‘could prevent 19,000 deaths a year in UK’
  • Feeding babies peanuts and eggs can reduce risk of developing allergies in later life, study shows

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Cognitive and Emotional Approaches to Reversing Insulin Resistance

“Results of longitudinal studies suggest that depression, general emotional stress and anxiety, sleeping problems, anger and hostility are associated with an increased risk for the development of Type 2 Diabetes”, commented a report back in 2010 by the European Depression in Diabetes Research Consortium.

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Polyphenols: health benefits, dietary sources and bioavailability

In the past 30 or so years researchers and food manufacturers have become increasingly interested in a certain type of antioxidant, known as polyphenols, and the role that they play in the body. The main reason for this interest stems from the antioxidant properties of polyphenols, their great abundance in our diet, and their probable role, backed up by much research, in the prevention of various diseases associated with oxidative stress, such as cancer and cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases.

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Could Alzheimer’s disease be ‘Type 3 Diabetes’?

Alzheimer’s disease has long been a condition of catastrophic consequences; a condition affecting around 26 million people worldwide, a high number of fatalities and a severe financial burden upon healthcare throughout the Western world. But need this be the case?

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Dietary Approaches to Reversing Insulin Resistance

There are currently around 3.9 million people in the UK living with Diabetes and 90% of these have ‘Type 2’ Diabetes. Although the number of people suffering from Diabetes is predicted to grow to 5 million by 2025, there is also a growing awareness that the treatment and reversal of many chronic conditions, such as Diabetes, may not lie in the field of prescriptive medicine, but in the hands of  our own lifestyle and dietary choices.

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