Diabetes: Plain Talk About The Basics by Bill Urell
Diabetes is basically a disease that interferes with the ability of our bodies to use food for energy and growth. One thing that happens when we digest food is that some of it is converted into glucose (sugar) that goes into our blood stream for energy and growth. Diabetes' primary effect is that our blood sugar glucose levels can get high.
Weight Loss - Necessary or Cosmetic? by Michael Russell
Almost daily we hear people saying I must go on a diet or I need to lose a few pounds. These people are usually addicts of the slimmers' market or are overweight and are just talking about weight loss as a means of consoling themselves, knowing that they probably will not make the effort that is necessary to achieve their "target weight".It seems in today's society that weight loss is an almost constant concern, not just by the people who manufacture all sorts of slimming aids, but also the general pubic who seem that much more aware of the need to keep the calories down.
Diabetes - The Effects From Obesity by Michael Russell
It seems that every time we turn on the TV we hear news about the increase in diabetes in the America. It should come as no surprise that one of the major causes for the increase in diabetes is due to the obesity problem. Not only is obesity causing an upturn in diabetes, but it also contributes to heart disease, strokes and heart attacks.
Type 2 diabetes by Kenneth Langlet
Diabetes is a serious disease that needs to have medical attention as soon as some symptoms begin to surface. The reason why diabetes is serious is because it will cause the body to shut down and you will go into sugar shock. After sugar, shock the body will go into a coma and a person may never come out of the comatose state.
Women, Diabetes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: How Exercise Can Help by Elizabeth Radisson
Some women are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes because of a syndrome that often goes undiagnosed: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, affects between six and ten percent of women who are of childbearing age. One of the symptoms of PCOS is often excess weight gain, with that weight carried around the abdomen.
Health Benefits for Chai Drinkers by Rachel Medlock
What is Chai Tea?“Chai” actually means “tea” in Hindi, so calling “chai” “chai tea” is actually rather redundant. However, marketers in the western world thought that “chai tea” would help them sell the “new” product to the western market.
The Risk Factors of Obesity by Kathryn Lively
In a world where media and societal mores hold beauty and fitness to high standards, an overweight person can feel depressed, left out, and suffer low self-worth. Television and fashion magazines bombard us with pictures of reed-thin models and actresses and athletes with washboard abs, glamorizing certain impossible ideals to a point that a normal person is destined to feel inadequate. One can imagine how an overweight or morbidly obese person must feel to be exposed to this environment.
Metabolic Syndrome by Sathya Mohan
Metabolic syndrome is a common pattern in the body's overall metabolism. It is not a disease, but is a cluster of disorders of our body's metabolism — including high blood pressure, high insulin levels, excess body weight and abnormal cholesterol levels. Each of these disorders is by itself a risk factor for other diseases.
Type 2 Diabetes: A Growing Epidemic by Nicholas Messina M.D.
Insulin resistance affects over 60 million Americans. Type 2 Diabetes will occur in one out of four of these people.Insulin resistance occurs when the body fails to respond in a proper way to the insulin that the pancreas is already producing.
Study Says Obesity May Be Caused By Virus by Rick Hendershot
In new study published this month, a research team claims to have found evidence that a contagious virus can contribute to obesity.The team found that a specific human adenovirus Ad-37 seems to trigger obesity in chickens. Previous studies had linked other adenoviruses -- Ad-36 and Ad-5 -- to obesity in animals.