Blog entries from the web site of Linda Carney MD located at http://www.DrCarney.com.
Is your cholesterol on the high side ? Then, there is a great chance that your physician will want to place you on statins. “ Statins ”, known scientifically as HMG CoA inhibitors, are a class of drugs that reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Some examples of typical statins include Simvastatin...
Consumption of nuts and legumes and risk of incident ischemic heart disease, stroke, and diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Diabetes and ischaemic heart disease are less likely to occur in individuals who regularly consumed legumes and nuts.
This study was carried out to determine the relationship between the consumption of nuts and legumes and the incidence of stroke, diabetes, and ischaemic heart disease. Researchers analyzed nutritional and clinical data extracted from 27 studies that examined 501,791 subjects and 34,562 cases of stroke, diabetes, and ischaemic heart disease.
The team of researchers observed that subjects with high dietary intake of nuts had slight chances of developing fatal and non fatal ischaemic heart disease and diabetes, but not stroke. Increased consumption of legumes was found to lower the likelihood of total ischaemic heart disease but was also not associated with stroke risk. The results of this review show that diets loaded with nuts and legumes may protect individuals against diabetes and ischaemic heart disease.
It is no secret that consistent consumption of fruits comes with many health benefits, including slowing down of the aging process, and keeping the body in healthy shape. But if you think maintenance of good health and delaying of the aging process are the only health benefits associated with regular intake of fruits, then...
Have you heard the one where the question is asked, "Do these clothes make me look fat?" And the reply is; "No... the fat makes you look fat." It is often promoted, by many doctors, nutritionists and other professionals that insulin is responsible for loading fat into our cells. For the past...
Dietary fiber and incidence of type 2 diabetes in eight European countries: the EPIC-InterAct Study and a meta-analysis of prospective studies.
Consistent consumption of diets rich in fibers, particular vegetable and cereal fibers, may cut down type 2 diabetes risk.
This study investigated the relationship between the ingestion of diets rich in dietary fiber and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Researchers analyzed the dietary and clinical data of 26,817 diabetic and non-diabetic subjects recruited from the European Prospective Investigative into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct Study.
Researchers discovered that high total, vegetable, and cereal fiber intakes decreased the odds of developing type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, increased consumption of fruit fiber was found to have little or no effect on type 2 diabetes risk. The results of this meta-analysis reveal that regular consumption of high fiber diets may confer significant protection against the development of type 2 diabetes.
This is part 3 in the Fad Diets series. Please also see Part 1 and Part 2 . During the 1970's I worked as a repair technician at a high-end audiophile shop. I loved working with that equipment. It was all handcrafted works of art composed from the heart of its designer....
Prevention of type 2 diabetes by dietary patterns: a systematic review of prospective studies and meta-analysis.
Generous intake of diets rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, and whole grains may decrease type 2 diabetes risk.
This study investigated the relationship between diet and type 2 diabetes risk. Researchers analyzed data and evidences obtained from 10 prospective studies that examined 190,000 subjects and 8,932 cases of diabetes.
Researchers observed a low prevalence of type 2 diabetes among subjects who consumed healthy diets. Increased intake of diets high in fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, and whole grains but low in red meat, processed foods, starchy foods, and sugar-sweetened beverages was found to inhibit the progression of type 2 diabetes in this study. The findings of this review show that adherence to a healthy dietary pattern contributes positively to the prevention of type 2 diabetes development in non diabetic individuals and slow down the progression of the disease in diabetic individuals.