A study found that daily consumption of 100 grams of dark cocoa chocolate (having the highest cocoa content) will help in preventing diabetes, lowering insulin resistance and improve the 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 has 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.
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 risk of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Respiratory tract infection affects the following parts of the body.
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Researchers have analyzed the data from 295,420 children born between 2005 and 2007 in Bavaria, Germany. The study was published in the JAMA.
The researchers at 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 to 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 has found that the detrimental effects of diabetes and obesity can be controlled by drinking milk. The vitamins found in the milk can help in reducing high blood sugar (glucose) levels and can 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.
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 (glucose) levels. But there is no evidence that shows 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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