Obesity is linked with excessive accumulation of fat tissue and with adverse effects on health. Type 2 diabetes has become one of the main lifestyle diseases and is one of the most common problems in everyday medical practice. Worldwide, in every 10 seconds it is diagnosed in two individuals and one person dies because of its complications. Depression is linked with chronic and sustained despondence, low self-esteem and loss of ability to feel pleasure. Osteoporosis is a chronic metabolic disease, which is characterized with decrease of bone mass and changes in the bone microarchitecture, leading to increased risk of fractures.
Eating nuts every day could help control type 2 diabetes and prevent its complications. This is a conclusion from a study carried out by scientists from University of Toronto, published in Diabetes Care journal. Replacing the carbohydrates with 2 ounces (60 grams) of nuts daily, significantly altered blood glucose level and blood lipids profile in type 2 diabetes patients. Read full text »
Last year scientists discovered new evidence that drinking coffee may help prevent diabetes. However, the mechanism of this interaction remained unclear. Additional laboratory tests on animals showed that caffeine may be responsible for the anti-diabetic function. This year researches at UCLA (University of California – Los Angeles) reported a possible molecular mechanism of coffee’s protective effect. Read full text »