Eating 100 grams of cocoa dark chocolate (having highest cocoa content) every day will help in preventing diabetes, reduce insulin resistance and improve liver enzymes (a measure on how liver functions). Cocoa has antioxidants like flavonoids. These molecules are capable of preventing some types of cell damages. The study recommends consumption of a wide range of phytochemical-rich foods such as dark chocolate in moderate amount. It is better to consume chocolate containing natural cocoa instead of process chocolate as processed chocolate contains high calories. While taking cocoa, lifestyle has to be changed to avoid weight gain. The principal investigator of the study at LIH was Dr. Ala'a Alkerwi and the study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Yes. According to a study done by Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Munich, Germany, says there was a link between respiratory tract infections in the first 6 months of life and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Any infections that affect following are are respiratory tract infections.
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Researchers analyzed data of 295,420 infants in Bavaria, Germany born between 2005-2007. The study results were published in the US magazine JAMA
Researchers at the UK's Cardiff University have developed new sensors that stick to the body via adhesive. They use microwave emissions to read glucose levels in the blood. The device collects data and sends it back to users smartphone or computer. Researchers claim microwaves are safe and microwave levels are 1,000 times less compared with smartphones. Clinical trials were started with 50 patients and the new devices will be on the market within 5 years.
A study done by Professor Dr. Charles Brenner says damaging effects of diabetes and obesity can be controlled by drinking milk. A vitamin found in milk can reduce blood sugar levels and prevent nearby nerve damages in the diabetes patients. Nicotinamide riboside (NR), a natural ingredient is a vitamin precursor of NAD+. NAD+ is an important cellular metabolite. Our body cells need NAD+ to convert fuel into energy. NR vitamin can lower blood sugar levels, reduce fatty liver and prevent nerve damages. But the NR levels reduce with age. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
A study by Prof Hindrik Mulder shows that sleep hormone melatonin will damage or weaken insulin secretion in the people with a common gene variant (risk gene). Melatonin is a hormone and amount of melatonin varies throughout the day. During the night the melatonin amount will increase and peaks. Due to the weakening of insulin secretion, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is greater among overnight workers or with the people with sleeping disorders. One-third of the people carry this specific gene variant and the study shows that the effect of melatonin (i.e weakening of insulin secretion) is stronger in them. The findings were published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Doctors recommend physical exercise to control diabetes but it is not proved that physical exercise can prevent diabetes disease. Researchers led Dr. Lisa Chow, University of Minnesota completed 20-year research and concluded that those having higher physical fitness have a lower risk of diabetes.
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