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Manipulation of food structure could lead the way to a healthier diet

A new study led by scientists at King’s College London shows that preserving the natural structure of dietary fibre during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a meal. This finding may lead the way for the development of a new generation of food products that contain similar ingredients [...]

Consuming highly refined carbohydrates increases risk of depression

A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study by James Gangwisch, PhD and colleagues in the department of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) looked at the dietary glycemic index, [...]

People with type 2 diabetes do indeed benefit from blood glucose self-monitoring: study

People with type 2 diabetes can lower their blood sugar and benefit from following a structured, personalized self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) schedule even if they don’t require insulin, suggest data being presentedat AADE15, the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The new research suggests working with a diabetes educator to create an [...]

Years of good blood sugar control helps diabetic hearts, study finds

Result shows importance of patients and doctors balancing risks and benefits of drugs to lower A1C levels, blood pressure and cholesterol/lipids Day in and day out, for years on end, millions of people with diabetes prick their fingers to test their blood sugar level. And many may wonder if all the careful eating, exercise and [...]

Blood markers could help predict outcome of infant heart surgery

The study, published in the journal Critical Care Medicine and carried out at Royal Brompton Hospital, followed children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease, and found that by analysing metabolites in the blood — molecules created as a result of metabolism — it was possible to predict a child’s clinical outcome. Congenital heart disease is [...]