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There are actually 4 kinds of type 2 diabetes

Watch out for the miscarriage-diabetes connection, say experts

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Bitter truth: Over 7m people in Pakistan have diabetes

World Diabetes Day is being marked across the globe

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Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St…

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Vegetable insulin? Karela juice is good for diabetes

It works as an anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and even an anti-bacterial—if you can stand juicing it. The humble karela, or bitter gourd, is kind of a wonder vegetable, researchers say, confirming what folk medicine has known. Turkish scientists just published a paper in the Journal of Traditional Medicine & Clinical Naturopathy on the benefits of raw…

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A ‘paradigm shift’ in the diagnosis of diabetes: study

NEWS DESK: Scientists on Friday unveiled a revised classification for diabetes, one they said could lead to better treatments and help doctors more accurately predict life-threatening complications from the disease, reported AFP. There are five distinct types of diabetes that can occur in adulthood, rather than the two currently recognised, they reported in The Lancet…

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Probiotic supplements cut cancer risk in babies

ISLAMABAD: A new study has found that breastfeeding babies who receive pro-biotic supplements for three weeks have better gut health, which protects the baby from diabetes and some cancers. According to a Health news, the study is the first to show that a combination of breast milk and a probiotic organism can lead to lasting…

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In US, 57 percent of kids on track for obesity by 35: study

MIAMI: More than 57 percent of children in the United States will be obese by age 35 if current trends in weight gain and poor eating habits continue, researchers warned Wednesday. The risk of obesity is high even among children whose present weight is normal, said the report in the New England Journal of Medicine….

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Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide: study

PARIS: Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 — some 800,000 cases — were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published Tuesday. Among the 12 types of cancer examined, the percentage of cases chalked up to these factors was as high as a third, researchers reported in The…

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Diabetes Day being observed today

Caution and precaution is the foremost strategy when it comes to fighting any disease especially diabetes—a disease which doctors call Silent Killer. Know more about the disease in Pakistan.

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Two fizzy drinks in week might increase the risk of diabetes, heart diseases

ISLAMABAD: Just two cans of fizzy drinks are enough to increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new research. Sugary drinks, such as cola and lemonade, are known to lead to diabetes by causing a spike in blood sugar levels, according to the Mirror. High-levels of sugary beverages…

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Study finds high-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk

ISLAMABAD: People who eat a lot of saturated fat the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggested. Compared to adults who didn’t get a lot of fat in their diets, people who ate the…

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Eat six meals a day if you want to lose weight

NEWS DESK: When you want to lose weight, many of us are put off by the idea of starving ourselves, spending our days with rumbling stomachs and having to resist giving in to our hunger. But this needn’t actually be the case at all, reported The Independent. In fact, according to a new study, eating…

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Here’s why you need to stop drinking fizzy drinks

NEWS DESK: Consuming artificial sweeteners might raise the risk of developing type two diabetes, new research suggests, reported The Independent. The study was conducted by professors at the University of Adelaide in Australia and looked at whether ingesting significant amounts of artificial sweeteners would affect the body’s ability to control glucose levels in the blood….

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Obesity triggers explosion of the diabetes in Africa: report

PARIS: The costs of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa could double to almost $60 billion annually just 13 years from now, as obesity fuels an explosion of the disease, a report said Thursday. In 2015, the overall diabetes cost in the region was nearly $20 billion (18 billion euros), or 1.2 percent of total economic production,…

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High-glucose beverages responsible for heart disease, diabetes: study

MELBOURNE: Higher levels of glucose in sweet carbonated beverages in Australia are responsible for high rates of heart disease and diabetes, a study published on Monday has found. The study, published by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, found that some popular sweet drinks in Australia had 22 percent more glucose than those…

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Diabetic patients in Pakistan can double to 14 million in four years: Experts

ISLAMABAD: Health experts warned on Saturday diabetes has mushroomed very quickly and unless people overhaul their lifestyle and eating habits the number of diabetic patients in Pakistan could double from just over 7 million to well over 14 million in just four years. Professor Zaman Shiekh talking to a private news channel warned that if…

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Informal looks of President Mamnoon

President Mamnoon Hussain is famous for his free-of-cost advice that he may been seen showering his audience with. This time round, he wore an informal look with t-shirt and p-cap in an awareness campaign on diabetes. Watch this clip.

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Pepsi sets global target to reduce sugar in soft drinks

LONDON: PepsiCo Inc has set a target for reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks around the world as part of a suite of goals aimed at tackling problems ranging from obesity to climate change. The New York-based company will announce Monday that by 2025, at least two thirds of its drinks will have…

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Can long naps cause diabetes?

PARIS: A study presented at a scientific congress Thursday reported a link between long naps and a higher risk of diabetes, though it couldn’t say if daytime sleeping was a symptom or a cause. People who slept more than an hour each day were 45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a debilitating…

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Diabetes may impair hearing: study

ISLAMABAD: Diabetes may impair the hearing ability by damaging the auditory system, according to new research which suggests that doctors should include hearing testing in managing type 2 diabetes. “An association between diabetes and hearing impairment in human subjects has been shown in many, but not all, studies,” said Elizabeth Helzner from SUNY Downstate Medical…

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