Does Stress Make You Fat?

  In our recent post, we made you aware about the various types of liver disease and how they are caused. Extra weight and insulin resistance are bigger risk factors for a fatty liver than moderate amounts of alcohol, warn researchers. It has long been known that large amounts of alcohol can cause fatty liver,…

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What Causes Cracked heels?

As if our hard-working feet don’t hurt enough, some of us have to contend with cracked heels. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis of cracked heels. When the sensitive skin on the bottom of the feet and heels becomes too dry, it can split open, leaving painful cracks called fissures on your heels.…

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Tips to Lose Belly Fat

The desire and need to lose belly fat is not just a matter of vanity, but also a necessity for staying healthy. Abdominal fat is linked to major health issues such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In fact, studies have shown that men with waists greater than 40 inches and women with waists greater than…

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A Healthy Breakfast for Weight-Loss Success

Whether you prefer eggs, yogurt, or oatmeal, getting a healthy breakfast under your belt sets the tone for a day of weight control and fewer calories overall. In fact, research shows that people who start their day with breakfast make healthier choices and have a lower body mass index in general. The breakfast effect is…

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Eat Regular Meals — Don’t Starve Yourself

While it may seem counterintuitive for quick weight loss, eating three meals a day is important when trying to shed pounds. Skipping breakfast can lead to excessive hunger, which can sabotage a healthy diet and cause you to overeat later in the day. Consider starting the day off with filling oatmeal or another whole grain…

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Steroids Raise Diabetes Risk

Oral glucocorticoids, a type of steroid, are often prescribed to treat asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome. But while they help these health conditions, they can also lead to type 2 diabetes. The drugs mimic the effect of the hormone cortisol, which influences sugar metabolism and increases blood glucose levels. Experts say that glucocorticoids…

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Why Does Diabetes Make You Thirsty?

Two of the most common symptoms of diabetes is having an increased thirst and increased urine production. These are so prevalent in diabetics that it is often the reason that someone visits the doctor and is eventually diagnosed with the disease. But it is no coincidence that the two symptoms appear to be directly connected.…

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What Is Diabetes Insipidus?

  One side effect of diabetes, which fortunately is not that common, is a condition known as diabetes insipidus. It means that the kidneys are not able to conserve the amount of water that the body needs in order to filter it’s blood supply sufficiently. The water that kidneys conserve is controlled by vasopressin, also…

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How to keep Kidneys healthy if have diabetes

  There’s a lot you can do to prevent eye problems. A recent study shows that keeping your blood glucose level closer to normal can prevent or delay the onset of diabetic eye disease. Keeping your blood pressure under control is also important. Finding and treating eye problems early can help save sight. It is…

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Diabetes and Inactivity Go Hand-in-Hand

  Are we really a nation of couch potatoes? Maybe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, parts of the country where people are the most inactive — the South and Appalachia — are also those with high rates of diabetes and obesity. Counties in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee had residents…

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