Health diabetes Growing evidence suggests losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes in some people. A new study has shed light on why this could be. Shedding the pounds appears to help restart specific cells in the pancreas, the organ whose function is affected by the condition. More than 100 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes or prediabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Worldwide, 90 percent of the 422 million people diagnosed with diabetes have the type 2 form. The research, carried out at Newcastle University, U.K., honed in on beta-cells unique to the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin. It followed existing work by the same institution that suggested substantial weight loss around the time of diagnosis could revive these cells, Professor Roy Taylor, senior author of the study and diabetes expert at Newcastle University, told Newsweek. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy Foods That Are … [Read more...] about Why Can Losing Weight Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Scientists Offer New Answer
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Abstract BackgroundThe role of dairy products in obesity treatment for adolescents is unclear. The study purpose was to assess the association between dairy intake and changes in BMI z-score (zBMI) during adolescent obesity treatment.MethodsObservational study nested within a randomized control trial. Linear mixed-effects regression models were adjusted for important non-lifestyle factors then further adjusted for dietary and physical activity variables. In total, 91 adolescents were studied.ResultsEach serving of total dairy (β = −0.0054, P < 0.01), unflavored milk (β = −0.012, P < 0.01), reduced fat (β = −0.0078, P < 0.05), and low fat/fat-free products (β = −0.0149, P < 0.01) was associated with a decrease in zBMI over 12 months. These associations were no longer significant after adjustment for other dietary and physical activity factors. Sugar-sweetened beverage intake was inversely associated with intake of total dairy … [Read more...] about Association of dairy intake with weight change in adolescents undergoing obesity treatment
The NHS Health Check programme is estimated to prevent around 300 premature deaths and results in more people living free of cardiovascular disease in England each year, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK. Feasible changes in the delivery of the programme could result in up to a three-fold increase in the benefits. The NHS Health Check programme was introduced in 2009 in England and offers structured vascular risk assessments for adults aged 40-74 years without preexisting diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Adults identified at higher risk of disease are offered appropriate treatment, either medication or behavioural (e.g. weight loss programmes or smoking cessation services). In the new study, researchers developed a model to simulate the population of England aged 40 years and over using data from the Health Survey for England and the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. They used recent performance … [Read more...] about Estimating lives saved by England’s NHS Health Check program
(Natural News) Of all the discomforts that can accompany menopause – including insomnia, mood changes and hot flashes – the most frustrating of all may be unintended weight gain. The fact is: the lifestyle choices women successfully used to maintain healthy weight in their 20s and 30s may begin to fail in menopause.According to nationally recognized metabolism expert, Dr. Jade Teta, natural solutions do exist – and they involve a complete change in attitude toward diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits.Don’t let menopause get you down or control your life. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and integrative physician Dr. Jade Teta discuss the in-depth science behind menopausal changes – and offer practical tools to change your body and optimize your health. If you are struggling with menopausal distress and weight gain, you won’t want to miss this (vitally important) show.To hear this FREE show – visit … [Read more...] about Menopause remedies designed to balance your hormones and help you lose weight naturally
Research by scientists has revealed that some foods may have an impact on appetite. These could be beneficial for weight loss when incorporated into a healthful diet and lifestyle. Read on to learn more about seven foods that may be helpful for weight loss. People should buy nutrient-dense foods if they are trying to lose weight. Foods that provide protein and fiber could be especially helpful for weight management. One study found that some foods — including fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and yogurt — were connected with weight loss. In the same study, potato chips, sugary beverages, red meats, and processed meats were associated with weight gain. Based on these findings, it may be best to limit fried foods, foods with added sugar, high-fat meats, and processed foods when trying to shift the pounds. Though the right foods may help, physical activity is essential for losing weight and keeping the pounds off. It is important to check with a doctor before starting … [Read more...] about What are the best foods for weight loss?