NUTRITION AND DISEASE

Starting Exercise As A Diabetic

If Diabetes affects you or someone you know then it may be common knowledge to yourself that exercise should be a regular habit, however, that is not always the case (1).  If you are exercising regularly, well done and keep...

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Walk Faster and Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

It has been well documented that walking speed and grip strength are reliable measures for predicting the risk of falls in the elderly (1,2,3,5). However, It is less well known that by simply walking a little faster we can be reducing our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke later in life. A recent meta-analysis study (4) found that individuals who...

Boosting Male Fertility

  Seeking an alternative treatment when trying to conceive is more common than you may think.  According to a study, in nearly half of infertility cases, the male is shown to have less than desirable sperm quality (1). Whilst your physician may advise you to get in shape and lose a few pounds, studies have reported the benefits of varying...

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Cholesterol

Historically cholesterol has been demonised as the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Below are some phrases that may resonate with you; “All cholesterol is bad for you.” “I can’t eat foods high in cholesterol.” Cholesterol is naturally found in the cells of the body and is a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol acquired from the diet is commonly found in animal...

Health Risks Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

  It's become more and more apparent within modern societies that sedentary lifestyles are more prevalent and that health risks come along with such a lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle has very little or non-existent physical activity. Habits such as sitting for prolonged periods during working hours, then repeating the same habit during personal hours is an example of many people's...

Type 2 Diabetes

  Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease characterised by persistent hyperglycaemia (raised blood sugar levels), resulting from defective insulin secretion, resistance to insulin, or both (1). Both are required to be present before being diagnosed with type 2 DM (T2DM) (2). Yet, while insulin resistance is entirely evident from the pre-diabetic stage, defective insulin secretion develops over time, aligned...

Type 1 Diabetes

  Pathophysiology  Type 1 diabetes mellitus is the destruction of insulin-secreting beta-cells, that are found in the pancreas. Insulin secretion decreases to an insufficient amount, where the body is no longer able to maintain normal blood glucose levels. Often 80-90% of the beta-cells in the pancreas are destroyed, causing the body to become hyperglycaemic (elevated blood sugar levels). If an...

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