type 2 diabetes

  • Turkey and White Bean Chilli 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 26, 2022

    Are you trying to cut down your red meat intake but still want to enjoy classic recipes? Then you will love my turkey and white bean chilli; it’s a variation of the traditional chilli with red meat, but lower in saturated fat, also rich in protein and bursting with flavour.  Recent nutritional guidelines recommend limiting red meat intake because observational studies link it to a higher risk of chronic diseases,…

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  • New Research Reveals How Yoghurt Lowers Diabetes Risk

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 13, 2022

    Yoghurt is an excellent source of calcium, protein, magnesium, vitamin B12, and riboflavin. It is also a good source of probiotics (health-promoting bacteria) and iodine, particularly for vulnerable people in countries without an iodine-fortified food supply, such as the United Kingdom.  Past studies show that yoghurt reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, but the exact way it does this is unknown. Now, new research reveals that yoghurt alters gut…

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  • Achieving Diabetes Treatment Goals May Increase Lifespan by at least 10 years, New Research Says

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 28, 2022

    Obesity, high blood sugar, blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, ‘bad’) cholesterol are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) – the leading cause of premature death in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Numerous research shows that the most effective way to lower CVD risk, prevent diabetes-related complications and improve life quality is to maintain tight control of these risk factors.  A new modelling study has further shown that people…

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  • Early, Stable Blood Sugar Control Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 11, 2022

    Achieving and maintaining blood sugar control soon after a type 2 diabetes diagnosis is linked to a lower risk of severe heart disease, a new study reveals.  Notably, poor blood sugar control in the first year after diagnosis with frequent blood sugar fluctuations is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.   “The conventional wisdom has been to slowly and steadily treat type 2 diabetes with diet and medicine dose-escalation…

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  • Abnormal Sleep Breathing May Raise Prediabetes, Type 2 Risk 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 1, 2022

    Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a type of abnormal breathing during sleep, is linked to a higher risk of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals. Notably, the risk of type 2 diabetes increases with increasing OSA severity.  The study, “Obstructive sleep apnoea, prediabetes, and progression of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis,” was published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.  Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) occurs when the…

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