Researchers studied the effects of diabetes drug liraglutide on the individuals with advanced heart failure condition. Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart fails to pump enough blood through the body. Previous studies show that one-third of heart failure patients are suffering from diabetes. Researchers found that liraglutide could reduce blood sugar levels and reduce weight loss but the drug fails the blood pumping action of the heart in the patients with advanced heart failure. Interestingly, liraglutide fails in showing results in non-diabetes individuals. The team was led by Dr. Kenneth B Margulies, Director for Heart Failure and Transplantation and Dr. Thomas Cappola, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Research done by the researchers from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois shows that risk to type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be reduced by the consumption of blueberry-blackberry beverage, which is an Alcohol-Free. American Association of Diabetes declared blueberries as "diabetes super foods". Elvira de Mejia, a food chemist at the University of Illinois developed a blueberry-blackberry beverage that contains 70% of fermented blackberries and 30% of fermented blueberries. Sugar was removed and alcohol was removed and replaced with water. Test results with mice show a reduction in the development of obesity and blood glucose levels in mice on a high-fat diet. Elvira de Mejia says berry wine is not intended to replace medications for type 2 diabetics (T2D) but it is to reduce the medication needed under supervision and guidance of doctors.
Soft drinks and processed fruit juices are toxic to the body and increase metabolic syndrome. Fresh fruits or drinks without sugar or additives are good for health. Clinical studies were conducted by Harvard School of Public Health on the effects of consumption of coffee to the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D). A cup of coffee contains 140 milligrams of caffeine and consuming up to 400 milligrams of caffeine (without adding sugar and creamer) is beneficial for the health of adults. Study findings indicate that
Mayo Clinic says coffee or caffeine is a chemical and an individual should avoid consumption of more than 5 cups of coffee per day. Side effects in some people with the consumption of coffee are
Other benefits of coffee consumption include
A study conducted by Prof Lee Young-gu at Soonchunhyang University Hospital, South Korea indicates that individuals exposed to fine dust are at risk with diabetic foot syndrome apart from respiratory diseases. The research team conducted studies by exposing wounded mice (with and without diabetes) to fine dust and found that pace of wound recovery is slow in diabetic mice. Researchers say exposure to fine dust delays damaged tissue recovery process. The study results were announced on Aug 3, 2016, and study findings were going to be published in the International Wound Journal.
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