Patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at the risk of a poor cognitive process (such as decision making) due to the circulation of the blood with high glucose and low oxygen levels.
A study shows an increase in the blood circulation to the brain in patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D) by performing the regular exercise (workout) and with the consumption of healthy and limited calorie diet, particularly among overweight individuals but not obese.
Researchers have conducted a study spanning ten years on obese or overweight patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D), aged between 45 and 76 years. Researchers have used the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) study data. Researchers have investigated for the positive effects on the brain with a regular exercise (workouts) and a limited calorie diet.
Participants of the study group were divided into two groups. The participants of the first group had to attend classes. Participants of the second group (control group) performed 175 minutes weekly exercise and ate a limited calorie diet (between 1,200 and 1,800 calories) intended for body weight loss. Researchers have conducted a regular screening of the participants of both groups during the 10-year of the study period.
Researchers took the MRI brain scan before and after the 10-year study. They also studied the mental functions of the participants such as decision-making ability, verbal learning, memory and other cognitive functions.
The study shows an improved blood flow to the brain among the group of participants who are doing 175 minutes of weekly exercise and eating a limited calorie diet. But the results were better in the overweight but not obese people.
Author of the study was Nick R. Bryan, the University of Pennsylvania, United States. The study was published on October 30, 2017, in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Title of the article was "Long-Term Effect of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Cerebral Blood Flow."
A study shows the risk of weight gain and type 2 diabetes (T2D), heart diseases, stroke and metabolic syndrome with the consumption of two cans (or more than 12 ounces) of fizzy pop soda or carbonated soft drink (a sugar-sweetened beverage. SSB) a week. Other health risks with the consumption of fizzy pop drinks are.
Authors say that people are consuming too much sugar along with poor diet choices, sedentary behavior and tobacco usage during the last few decades. This trend is increasing the risk of weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiometabolic diseases. An earlier study shows type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be avoided by eating a limited calorie (healthy) diet and daily exercise.
Researchers have reviewed 36 previous studies to assess the cardiometabolic effects with the consumption of more than five fizzy pop (sugar-sweetened beverage) drinks per week. Most of the earlier studies found a link between the development of metabolic syndrome and the consumption of sugary drinks (or fizzy pop drinks).
Senior author of the study was Dr. Faadiel M. Essop, Ph.D., cardiometabolic Research Group, Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The study was published on November 2, 2017, in the Journal Of The Endocrine Society. Title of the article was "Frequent Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption and the Onset of Cardiometabolic Diseases: Cause for Concern?."
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