Researchers in Australia found that prolonged television viewing was linked to an increased risk of death, even in people who exercised regularly, and recommended more be done to encourage people to spend fewer hours sitting still in front of the TV. The study, which appeared online on 11 January in the journal Circulation, is the work of lead author Dr David Dunstan, a researcher at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, and colleagues. The researchers wrote that studies have been done on television viewing time and health, but these have focused on links with cardiovascular risk, and not risk of death. So for this study they investigated the link between prolonged television viewing time and all-cause, cardiovascular, cancer and non- cardiovascular/non-cancer mortality in Australian adults.
For quite sometime, diabetes has been-and continues to be-the bane of a good percentage of the population of most countries. It affects about 20 million Americans alone, with another 40 million having prediabetes, an early affliction of Type 2 diabetes. Once food is digested, its nutrients come into the bloodstream as glucose or blood sugar, and is moved by the insulin from the pancreas to the muscles, fat and liver for use as energy. Diabetes develops if there is not enough insulin, blood glucose is not used properly by the liver, muscles or fat, or in a mixture of both causes. The disease is classified into two forms with an additional type for women.
Adhering to a proper diabetes diet is not as complicated as it may seem. In fact, the foods that you should be incorporating and avoiding are also the ones that are healthy for most anyone. Therefore, any changes that you may be making will not only be good for your condition, but for the overall well being of both you and your family. If you are just starting out with these dietary alterations, it is important to keep in mind that you are doing something very helpful for the future of your health. The main difference between a diabetes diet and a normal healthy diet is that the specific amounts of carbohydrates eaten will need to be regulated more strictly.
Alzheimer's Society Comment On Research Suggesting Diabetes Could Triple Risk Of Dementia In Some People
A study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, by scientists at King's College London has provided fresh links between people who develop diabetes and risk of dementia. The study suggests that older people with mild cognitive decline are three times more likely to develop dementia if they also have diabetes. 'There is a growing body of evidence linking the development of diabetes type II with an increased risk of dementia. Further research is now needed to determine how diabetes increases risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. This may also shed light on some of the processes that can lead to Alzheimer's disease more generally.
Although adhering to a diabetes diet may seem like a big adjustment, you can learn ways to incorporate most of your favorite foods in a way that does not negatively affect your condition. Of course, the main focus for any disease should always be to maintain a healthful diet as much as possible. However, that does not mean that you cannot learn to enjoy a variety of foods in moderation. Learning about various foods and their effects on your health and blood sugar levels will allow you to find ways to incorporate them into your routine. You should always check with your physician regarding any changes to your diet, especially when dealing with a medical condition so heavily impacted by food choices.
Diabetes type 2 is a condition that can oftentimes be managed through good diet and exercise alone. Although medication is sometimes required, there is a lot that you can do to prevent further complications and to hold off on prescription treatment for as long as possible. Much more than diabetes type 1, type 2 is highly responsive to lifestyle changes. Especially if one has been indulging in a diet of high fat, high sugar foods and has not been committed to exercise in the past, they will very likely see a vast improvement once they make some positive changes. Diabetes type 2 is characterized by the body's inability to properly process insulin.