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  • Cosmo Magazine Runs Series Of Obese Women On February’s ‘This Is Healthy’ Cover

    01/04/2021 4:10:29 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2021 | Marlo Safi
    Cosmopolitan is featuring multiple “plus-size,” “fat” women in a magazine issue that commends every body size as “healthy.” The February 2021 edition of Cosmopolitan features women of various body sizes with superimposed text reading “This is healthy! 11 women on why wellness doesn’t have to be one-size-fits-all.” Callie Thorpe, a “plus size” blogger and model is among the featured women, and described to Cosmopolitan her involvement with the “body neutrality movement, which focused on what your body can do rather than how it looks.” “Plus-size people often feel like they can’t be part of the wellness space,” Thorpe told Cosmopolitan....
  • Eating just ONE egg a day increases your risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, study warns

    11/16/2020 1:11:48 PM PST · by RummyChick · 158 replies
    dm ^ | 11/16/2020 | chadwick
    Eating just one egg a day increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60 per cent, according to a new study. Australian researchers who studied a sample of 8,545 Chinese adults found a positively correlation between higher egg consumption and high blood sugar levels in Chinese adults. Eggs are versatile and nutritious and are promoted as a 'healthy fast food' in the UK, but have proved the ultimate conundrum for diabetes researchers. Previous studies have indicated that eating eggs can actually keep diabetes at bay, adding a confusing mix of scientific literature to the debate. This new research...
  • Diabetes drug found to slow, or in some cases prevent, Parkinson’s

    10/28/2020 9:37:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    newatlas.com ^ | October 27, 2020 | By Rich Haridy
    The diabetes drug exenatide is currently being investigated as a Parkinson's treatment in Phase 3 human trials Esbenklinker/Depositphotos ======================================================================== A large population-based cohort study, led by researchers from University College London, is suggesting some drugs used to treat diabetes may also prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Along with prior research, these new findings help validate an upcoming Phase 3 human clinical trial set to test one particular diabetes drug in Parkinson’s patients. Following several years of conflicting studies, a large and somewhat definitive 2018 study confirmed a link between type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Following several million subjects,...
  • Coffee, green tea may extend life for people with Type 2 diabetes

    10/26/2020 4:23:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | OCT. 22, 2020 | Serena Gordon,
    If you've got type 2 diabetes and love drinking green tea or coffee, new research suggests you may be reducing your odds of a premature death. But you need to really love these drinks. The study found that having four or more cups of green tea along with two cups of coffee daily was linked to a 63% lower risk of death during the average five-year follow-up. On their own, a single cup of coffee or green tea daily might lower your risk of early death by 12% to 15%, respectively. "Familiar beverages such as green tea and coffee may...
  • Diabetes researchers spot dangerous T cells in the pancreas—even in healthy people

    10/16/2020 12:11:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | October 16, 2020 | by La Jolla Institute for Immunology
    Yellow staining shows CD*+T cells poised to target preproinsulin. The white outline on the right shows the perimeter of an insulin-containing islet in a patient with type 1 diabetes. The image shows that the preproinsulin-specific T cells can wait very close islets, probably poised to destroy the beta cells inside. Credit: Von Herrath Laboratory, La Jolla Institute for Immunology ============================================================================= Your pancreas is studded with cell clusters called islets. In most people, special beta cells live snug in the islets, happily making the insulin that the body uses to regulate blood sugar. But in people with type 1 diabetes, the...
  • Diabetes Drug Recalled Due To High Levels Of Cancer-Causing Contaminant

    10/11/2020 8:53:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/10/11/diabetes-drug-metformin-recall/ ^ | October 11, 2020 at 9:44 am | New York CBS Local 2
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/CNN) — A widely-used diabetes drug is being recalled after manufacturers found it contained unacceptably high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma Limited is recalling metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets because their levels of NDMA, a “probable human carcinogen,” were higher than the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms per day, according to a recall published this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Metformin tablets are used to treat type 2 diabetes and are designed to lower glucose levels.The recall applies to metformin tablets between 500 mg and 750 mg, sold under...
  • Doctors Explain Why Sugar Can Make You Literally Feel Hungover

    09/15/2020 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.bustle.com ^ | Aug. 25, 2020 | By JR Thorpe
    Why brownies or a big açai bowl can make you feel like you’ve been out partying. After just two — OK, four — cheesecake brownies from your newly reopened neighborhood bakery, the headache hits. It's an hour later, and you just want to lie down in a dark room and never see another sugary treat again. It's worth wondering: Are sugar hangovers an actual thing? "Sugar hangovers are a real phenomenon," Dr. Scott Braunstein M.D., medical director for Sollis Health, tells Bustle. "However, the name is slightly misleading." Regular hangovers happen because your liver and stomach are attempting to clear...
  • 8 Foods That Reduce Blood Sugar Levels Over Time

    08/11/2020 1:59:51 PM PDT · by rintintin · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug 11 2020 | Christina Manian, RDN
    Whether you have prediabetes or not, knowing what blood sugars are and how they work is important, as prolonged high blood sugars can lead to chronic illness. The food you eat will metabolize to glucose, or sugar, which fuels your body's cells to function properly. However, issues occur when the concentration of glucose in the blood is higher than the body's needs. The key to maintaining steady blood sugar levels is to choose the right foods. While there are no foods that will cause blood sugar levels to drop dramatically, there are foods that reduce blood sugar average readings over...
  • the ADA is asking for stories about diabetes. (Keto)

    08/02/2020 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Drango · 37 replies
    Share Your Story | ADA — the ADA is asking for stories about diabetes. Let’s send them some keto4diabetes anecdotes. Lower your A1C by restricting carbs? Tell them!
  • R.I.P. Wilford Brimley: Actor Known for 'Cocoon,' Diabetes Commercials Dies

    Actor Wilford Brimley died Saturday morning after a long illness. He was 85. News of his death was first reported by TMZ, who said that he passed away at home after a long illness. No cause of death has yet been reported, though sources told TMZ that he had been on dialysis for days.
  • Extra weight can be a deadly complication when fighting COVID-19

    07/27/2020 6:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | JUL 27, 2020 | Skyler Swisher
    The dominant message so far in the coronavirus pandemic is that older people are the most at risk. But doctors on the front lines of Florida’s outbreak are also finding obesity is making it harder for people to fight off the virus, regardless of age ... Dr. Craig Mallak’s work in the morgue tracking Broward County’s COVID-19 deaths startled him so much he shed pounds that he didn’t even need to lose. “Obesity is a factor in a lot of cases,” Mallak, Broward’s chief medical examiner, ... That could have grave implications for the United States, which has one of...
  • Autoimmune Experiments Switch Immune Cells From Attacking The Body to Protecting It

    06/26/2020 6:09:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 22 JUNE 2020 | PETER COCKERILL & DAVID C. WRAITH, THE CONVERSATION
    For most of us, the immune system works to protect us from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens. But for people with autoimmune conditions, the body's white blood cells instead perceive other cells and tissues in the body to be a threat and attacks them. While some immune disorders, like allergies, can sometimes be treated, autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) remain incurable. Our research has shown that you can stop the immune system attacking the nerves – which is what happens in MS. We did this by giving the immune system ever-increasing doses of the same molecule that...
  • COVID-19 patients with underlying health conditions are 12 times more likely to die: CDC

    06/15/2020 5:29:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 15 2020 | Jessie Hellmann
    People with underlying health conditions are six times more likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 illness and 12 times more likely to die of the disease than otherwise healthy coronavirus patients, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most common underlying health conditions for COVID-19 patients are cardiovascular disease, lung disease and diabetes, the CDC said Monday. In an analysis of more than 1.3 million COVID-19 cases, the agency found 15 percent of patients were hospitalized and 5 percent died, though the true fatality rate is likely lower because people with...
  • Remarks by President Trump on Protecting Seniors with Diabetes

    05/26/2020 7:08:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 5/26/2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Rose Garden4:30 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  You definitely have plenty of distancing.  I’ve never seen distancing like that.  That’s really — that’s really very impressive.And welcome to the Rose Garden as we take powerful action to lower healthcare costs for America’s seniors.  Today, I’m proud to announce that we have reached a breakthrough agreement to dramatically slash the out-of-pocket cost of insulin.  You know what’s happened to insulin over the years, right?  Through the roof.  Insulin — so many people, so necessary.For hundreds and thousands of seniors enrolled in Medicare — that’s a big deal — participating plans will cap...
  • Reducing The Cost Of Insulin And Improving Healthcare For Our Nation’s Seniors

    05/26/2020 2:45:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 17 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 26, 2020 | White House
    LOWERING COST OF INSULIN FOR SENIORS: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are lowering out-of-pocket insulin costs for Medicare’s seniors. Under President Trump’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is announcing that many Medicare Part D plans and Medicare Advantage plans have applied to offer lower out-of-pocket insulin costs to seniors for the 2021 plan year.Across the Nation, participating enhanced Part D plans will provide many seniors with Medicare access to a broad set of insulins at a maximum $35 copay for a month’s supply of each type of insulin.In 2018, Medicare Part D also started covering...
  • On-the-Record Press Call on the President’s Action to Protect Seniors with Diabetes

    05/26/2020 11:27:32 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 26, 2020 | Seema Verma, Kellyanne Conway.
    Via Teleconference11:52 A.M. EDTMR. CANTRELL:  Thank you, Operator.  Good morning everyone, and thank you for joining today’s briefing by senior administration officials on the President’s latest action to reduce healthcare costs.Today’s briefing will be conducted by Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma and Assistant to the President and Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway.Both opening remarks and the question-and-answer portion to follow will be on the record.  All information on this call is embargoed until the conclusion of the call.And with that, I’m happy to introduce Counselor Kellyanne Conway.MS. CONWAY:  Thank you very much, Austin.  And...
  • Type 1 diabetics more likely than type 2 to die of coronavirus – study

    05/19/2020 11:35:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 20 May 2020 | Denis Campbell
    Type 1 diabetics are more likely to die of Covid-19 than those with type 2, according to NHS research confirming that diabetes significantly increases coronavirus sufferers’ risk of dying. Almost one in three of all deaths from coronavirus among people in hospital in England during the pandemic have been associated with diabetes, according to the study. People with type 1 diabetes – the autoimmune form of the disease – are three-and-a-half times more likely to die if they catch Covid-19 than non-diabetics, while type 2 diabetics – those with the form closely linked to being overweight – are twice as...
  • Venom as a cure? Drugmakers see intriguing prospects in treating cancer, diabetes, pain.

    05/09/2020 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 46 replies
    LMTonline ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Erin Blakemore
    Could snake or insect venom yield the next big treatment for diabetes or cancer? Researchers think so - and they're spending lots of time with compounds found in the venom of animals such as scorpions, snakes and snails in the hopes they'll yield new drugs. In a feature for the journal PNAS, Amy McDermott explores the trend, and its fascinating history.
  • The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South

    04/09/2020 4:24:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 68 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 2 April 2020 | Van R NewKirk II
    ..The developing wisdom—earned the hard way in Wuhan, Washington, and Italy—has been that older people and sicker people are substantially more likely to suffer severe illness or die from COVID-19 than their younger, healthier counterparts. Older people are much more likely than young people to have lung disease, kidney disease, hypertension, or heart disease, and those conditions are more likely to transform a coronavirus infection into something nastier. But what happens when these assumptions don’t hold up, and the young people battling the pandemic share the same risks? So far, about one in 10 deaths in the United States...
  • Coronavirus Updates: After Pressure, NYC Releases Racial Breakdown Of COVID-19 Deaths

    04/08/2020 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 77 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 4-8-2020 | Elizabeth Kim
    Latino and black residents in New York City have higher mortality rates from coronavirus, according to preliminary numbers released by the city on Wednesday morning. The early data shows that of those who have died from coronavirus in the city, 34 percent were Latino residents, while 28 percent were blacks. Black New Yorkers have the highest crude death rate: 23.1 out of 100,000 people. Latino New Yorkers have the second highest reported death rate, 21.3 out of 100,000. But adjusted for age, the death toll is slightly higher for Latinos, who have a death rate of 22.8 versus 19.8. The...