Tag: insulin

WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics. The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics

powerful effect of mulberry fruit extract on insulin sensitivity

Silkworms eat the leaves of mulberry trees to spin the cocoons that become precious silk. Likewise, humans can consume an extract made from the fruit of the white mulberry (Morus alba) to attenuate symptoms of diabetes. A Korean study asserts that the fruit supplement will improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin and reduce the

Men with high after-meal blood sugar levels are twice more likely to experience a cardiovascular event

Blood sugar levels increase after a meal. However, some people have their blood sugar levels elevated even after two hours or more. These people are more likely to suffer from a cardiovascular event. Dramatic it spikes that stay for several hours increase the risk of a cardiovascular event. This condition is

Eating “real chocolate” is the key to a healthy heart

Could it truly be that besides being one of the most delicious ways to pass the time, eating large amounts of chocolate could reduce your risk of developing heart disease? Well, believe it or not, that’s exactly what scientists from the University of Cambridge have discovered. In fact, doing so

Another study validates the use of the Java plum for helping diabetics lower blood sugar levels

Eating sweets is a guilty pleasure for many. Unfortunately, sugar also causes diabetes, which is one of the biggest causes of death worldwide. Synthetic drugs are available for diabetes treatment but these tend to cause more problems for the patients with their adverse side effects. Avoiding these side effects is now easier

Barley being studied as a potential cure for diabetes

By 2035, it is estimated that over 592 million people worldwide will have diabetes. This is a major cause for concern, which is why it has become even more important to find potential treatments for the condition. One plant that has shown antidiabetic potential is barley (Hordeum vulgare). The finding, which

Scientists find that eating more berries is a powerful way to avoid diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects your body’s ability to metabolize food into energy. In America, around one in every ten persons has the disease and countless more are at risk of developing it. Fortunately, it might just be possible to reduce the risk of diabetes by eating berries. The

The link between red meat consumption and insulin resistance

Researchers from the University of Haifa and Tel Aviv University in Israel found a link between high consumption of red and processed meat and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and insulin resistance. Earlier research has found that high red and processed meat consumption is associated with Type 2 diabetes. Moreover, meat cooked at high

Anthocyanins, abundantly found in berries, treat insulin resistance while managing cholesterol levels

Two of the biggest, most common health problems people face as they age are diabetes and heart disease. Although their mechanisms are different, scientists have discovered that one natural compound found in food can be helpful in both conditions. Anthocyanins are a type of antioxidant that have been linked to

How Insulin Helped Create Ant Societies

Ants, wasps, bees, and other social insects live in highly organized “eusocial” colonies where throngs of females forgo reproduction—usually viewed as the cornerstone of evolutionary fitness—to serve the needs of a few egg-laying queens and their offspring. How they got that way has been hard to explain despite more than 150 years of

Science: Extract of the blue pea flower can keep your blood sugar levels stable after meals

Blue pea (Clitoria ternatea L.), a natural food colorant that contains anthocyanin, has been known to exhibit antioxidant and antihyperglycemic activity. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the effects of blue pea flower extracts on postprandial plasma glycemia response and antioxidant status were investigated. Fifteen healthy