calcium more than 1.5 grams per day

  Postmenopausal and pregnant women, transplant recipients, patients with bulimia (an eating disorder) and individuals on dialysis face the highest risk of developing the calcium-alkali syndrome. The incidence of the calcium-alkali or the milk-alkali syndrome is growing in large parts, because of widespread use of over-the-counter calcium and vitamin D supplements. Study authors Stanley Goldfarb…

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How Fiber Helps Control Cholesterol

Just as eating certain foods — such as those high in saturated fats — can increase harmful cholesterol levels, eating fiber-rich foods can actually help lower it. Scientists are still trying to determine the exact mechanism by which fiber lowers cholesterol, says Linda V. Van Horn, PhD, RD, a registered dietitian and professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern…

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Dangerous body fat

  Visceral Fat (Active Fat)    Type 2 diabetes can be caused by storing high amounts of visceral fat Visceral fat is body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity and is therefore stored around a number of important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines. Visceral fat is sometimes referred to…

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Reasons behind physical inactivity among diabetes patients

Researchers have found that fear of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) act as major reason for physical inactivityamong diabetics. The study confirms earlier studies that found 60 percent of adult diabetics aren’t physically active. Lack of understanding of insulin metabolism came alive when one hundred type 1 diabetes patients answered questionnaires to assess their barriers to physical activity. The biggest fear was hypoglycaemia and other…

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Cholesterol Management

So your doctor told you that you have high cholesterol and maybe handed you a prescription for a cholesterol-lowering drug. But it’s not that simple. A pill is only part of the equation when it comes to getting your cholesterol levels on track. In fact, cholesterol management requires a big-picture treatment plan that includes several important lifestyle changes.  …

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Diabetes and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Diabetes can cause various types of neurological conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome. This is because persistently high glucose levels can lead to chemical changes that affect nerve conduction and cause structural abnormalities. In fact, about a third of the diabetic population has carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually caused by median nerve compression at the wrist.…

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Gallbladder Problems and Diabetes

Diabetes and Gallbladder Problems: What’s the Connection? The evidence that people with diabetes are at greater risk of gallstones is clear, but “we still don’t know why,” says Armand A. Krikorian, MD, an endocrinologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. Perhaps…

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8 Triggers That Make Restless Legs Worse

    Identifying Restless Legs Triggers Medications may be most effective for severe RLS, but identifying and avoiding things that aggravate your symptoms can also help, especially in mild or moderate cases. Here are some common restless legs triggers, plus tips to help you overcome them and get some sleep: Stress and anxiety.Rachel Salas, MD,…

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