A study by researchers linked diabetic retinopathy (a common complication of diabetes in adults) to a higher risk of depression and anxiety. Researchers studied for depression and anxiety symptoms in 519 diabetes individuals for 13 years. Eighty individuals were found positive for depression symptoms and 118 persons for anxiety symptoms and the diabetic retinopathy risk is independent for depression and anxiety. Diabetic retinopathy cannot be prevented but risk can be reduced with physical exercise. Researchers found that for every 60 minutes of physical inactivity increases the risk of diabetic retinopathy by 16 percent. Authors concluded that with regular physical exercise, an individual can reduce diabetic retinopathy and other associated risks.
Anxiety : Anxiety is the state of unease, worry, deep thinking, nervous and unpleasant feelings over anticipated or expected events which are not real. The other behaviors accompanied with anxiety are
There is no problem if an individual feel anxiety occasionally. Anxiety can be called an anxiety disorder if an individual experience anxiety feelings regularly. Anxiety can be either short term or long term. Causes of anxiety disorders are
Some types of anxiety disorders are
Treatment options are
A study by researchers from Canada shows microorganism in the gut play surprising role in reducing blood sugar levels. Researchers studied people eating Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which is recommended for people with high blood pressure . DASH diet limits sodium consumption between 1,500 and 2,300 milligrams a day. The study results found that people eating probiotics food along with DASH diet recorded lower blood sugar levels over three months period. Author of the study is Arjun Pandey, from the Cambridge Cardiac Care Center in Ontario and the study findings were presented to the American Heart Association.
DASH diet : Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is designed to treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). DASH diet is low in sodium, cholesterol and fat but rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, proteins, nutrients and fiber. DASH diet includes fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, and nuts.
Sodium : Sodium is an important nutrient required by the body to maintain proper blood pressure and for nerve signaling. Sodium deficiency is rare but sometimes may happen due to diarrhoea (or diarrhea) or vomiting. Over-consumption of sodium is common and may lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Foods high in sodium are
News reports indicate Adidas is working on a wearable fitness tracking device called "Chameleon" with an "All Day" activity tracking App. They are expected in the market during 2017. Features, functionality and price of the new device and App are not known.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.