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Raspberries Beneficial for Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Adding raspberries to your diet could help you control your blood sugar.

A new study conducted at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago found eating raspberries is beneficial in controlling blood glucose in those who are pre-diabetic or have issues with insulin resistance.

, May 13, 2019

Physical Activity Negates Mortality Risk of Excessive Sitting

Too much sitting is dangerous but you can reverse the damage by engaging in exercise as long as you do enough.

Too much sitting has been linked to shortened life spans but it was previously unclear if there was a way to offset the risk aside from not sitting for so long. The results of a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show increasing physical activity to recommended levels eliminates the association in all but the worst cases of excess sitting.

, May 06, 2019

Intermittent Fasting Shown to Control Blood Sugar

When you eat appears to be more important than what you eat when it comes to controlling your blood sugar.

Men at risk of type 2 diabetes in Australia had promising results controlling their blood sugar just by restricting the time period during which they ate. That’s what a report recently published in the journal Obesity showed.

, April 29, 2019

Vitamin C Shown to Shorten ICU Stay

The power of vitamin C can even shorten your hospital stay.

Researchers analyzed 12 trials with a total of 1,766 patients and found those given vitamin C supplementation had their length of stay in the ICU shortened by an average of eight percent regardless of their reason for being hospitalized.

, April 22, 2019

Bacterial Transplant Dramatically Reduces Autism Symptoms

Fecal transplant leads to dramatic improvement in autism symptoms that continue to lessen as time goes on.

Scientists at Arizona State University saw a 47 percent decrease in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms after initiating a change in the gut microbiome of study participants.

, April 15, 2019

1 in 5 Deaths Worldwide Due to Poor Diet

What people are not eating enough of is more important than what they are eating too much of when it comes to diet-related deaths.

A global survey shows that 11 million people die a year as a result of a poor diet. That means 20 percent of the deaths each year are due to what people are eating or not eating.

, April 08, 2019

Beware of Sugar on Keto Cheat Days

A keto diet might be what you need but be careful if you plan to cheat.

Researchers found excess sugar on keto cheat days caused dieters to exhibit signs of cardiovascular damage.

, April 01, 2019

Understanding the Danger of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 improves mitochondrial health and increases the ability to fight off infection

Roundworms share a unique characteristic with humans in that they cannot make vitamin B12 and must get it from their diet and scientists used roundworms to uncover a direct link between a lack of vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two potentially deadly pathogens.

, March 20, 2019

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