Eating 100 grams of dark chocolate cocoa (having the highest cocoa content) every day will help in preventing diabetes, reduce insulin resistance and improve liver enzymes (a measure of how liver function). Cocoa contains flavanols (a class of flavonoids) and they are powerful antioxidants. These molecules can protect against some type of cell damage.
The study found health benefits by eating a wide range of phytochemical-rich foods such as dark chocolate in moderate amounts. It is better to eat chocolate that contains natural cocoa instead of processed chocolate as processed chocolate is high in calories. Lifestyle changes and modifications are recommended while eating cocoa to avoid weight gain. The principal investigator of the study was Dr. Ala'a Alkerwi, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg and the study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Yes. A study by Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Munich, Germany, found a link between respiratory tract infections in the first six months of life and the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Respiratory tract infection affects the following parts of the body.
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Researchers analyzed data from 295,420 infants born between 2005 and 2007 in Bavaria, Germany. The study was published in the JAMA.
Researchers at the Cardiff University, United Kingdom have developed new sensors that can stick to the body with an adhesive bandage. The device uses microwave frequencies to measure glucose levels in the blood. The device can send the data to a Smartphone or a computer. The levels of the microwave radiation are 1,000 times less compared with the waves in a Smartphone and they are safe. Clinical trials were started with 50 patients. The device will be available on the market within five years.
A study found that the detrimental effects of diabetes and obesity can be controlled by drinking milk. Vitamins found in milk can help in reducing high blood sugar levels and prevent nerve damage in patients with diabetes. Nicotinamide riboside (NR, a natural ingredient) is a vitamin precursor of NAD+. NAD+ is an important cellular metabolite. Cells of our body need NAD+ to convert glucose (or fuel) into energy. NR vitamin can lower blood sugar levels, reduce fatty liver disease and prevent nerve damage. But the levels of nicotinamide riboside are inversely associated with age. The author of the study was Professor Dr. Charles Brenner and the study was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Doctors recommend physical activity, exercise or workout to manage high blood sugar or glucose levels. But there is no evidence suggesting that physical activity or exercise can prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes. A 20-year study found that higher levels of physical fitness will have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The lead author of the study was Dr. Lisa Chow, University of Minnesota.
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