Ozempic diabetes and weight loss drugs under investigation after some reports of suicidal thoughts

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This story is about suicide. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255). THE popular drugs Ozempic and Saxenda, both made by Novo Nordisk in Denmark, are under investigation after a small number of users experienced an increase in thoughts of suicide and … Read more

New study: vegetarian diets vs. non-vegetarians in the battle against cardiometabolic diseases

Study: A Comprehensive Review of the Health Effects of Vegetarian Diets.  Image Credit: Elena.Katkova/Shutterstock.com

In a recent study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases Journal, researchers conducted a comprehensive review to compare the impacts of vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets on the outcomes of major cardiometabolic and other noncommunicable diseases. Study: A comprehensive review of the health effects of vegetarian diets. Image Credit: Elena.Katkova/Shutterstock.com Background Opinions on the association … Read more

FDA approves first cell therapy to treat patients with type 1 diabetes

FDA approves first cell therapy to treat patients with type 1 diabetes

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Lantidra, the first allogeneic (donor) pancreatic islet cell therapy made from deceased donor pancreatic cells for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. the treatment of adults with type 1 diabetes who are unable to reach target glycated hemoglobin … Read more

21 Mediterranean diet lunches suitable for diabetes for the summer

21 Mediterranean diet lunches suitable for diabetes for the summer

Reviewed by Dietitian Jessica Ball, MS, RD The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat, with research showing it can help prevent cancer, obesity and heart disease. These lunch recipes not only follow the principles of the Mediterranean diet, but also focus on complex carbohydrates and lower amounts of saturated fat and … Read more

How I got diabetes: I traded housework for exercise, didn’t go for a walk, cooked high-fat foods at home

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News Health and wellness How I got diabetes: I traded housework for exercise, I didn’t go for a walk, I cooked high-fat foods at home” Little did Sukhwinder Kaur know that women are 1.5 times more prone to diabetes and obesity because they view housework as exercise. Women who have had high blood glucose levels … Read more

Timing Matters: When to Exercise for Biggest Improvements in Blood Sugar Levels for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

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A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that afternoon physical activity can significantly improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Using data from the Look AHEAD study, the team found that people who were most active in the afternoon had the greatest reductions in … Read more

Berries on bananas: Dietitians’ simple swaps to help prevent type 2 diabetes

Replace the cheese sauce with guacamole.  Photo: Luis Cortes and Tessa Rampersad on Unsplash

The number of people with type 2 diabetes will rise from 529 million in 2021 to over 1.3 billion in 2050, according to two recent scientific papers. Results published in The Lancet AND The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology newspapers on Thursday revealed the rising figures. The increase, say the researchers, comes from a rise in … Read more