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The Major Role Soybean Oil Plays In Obesity And Diabetes Hot

The Major Role Soybean Oil Plays in Obesity and Diabetes Hot

The Major Role Soybean Oil Plays in Obesity and Diabetes Hot

Soybean oil is the most common oil used in the US, but this is a relatively new phenomenon. Prior to 1900, cooking was done with lard and butter, and the processed foods that are now primary sources of soybean oil (and other soy ingredients) were nonexistent.
In the 1950s, saturated fats were condemned on the basis of them raising your cholesterol and causing heart disease – a theory that has since been proven wrong, but which is still lingering in medical offices and public nutrition regulations.
Partially hydrogenated soybean oil was developed to replace saturated fats like butter and lard in the food supply. Not only did consumers embrace it, but food manufacturers did even more so because of its low cost, long shelf-life, and stability at room temperature.
There was just one problem: partially hydrogenated oils are sources of trans fats, which are now known to cause chronic health problems such as obesity, asthma, auto-immune disease, cancer, and bone degeneration.
Yet, even if you take the hydrogenation process out of the picture, soybean oil is still detrimental to your health. While trans fats are now being pulled out of processed foods due to their extreme health risks, soybean oil is still fair game… but it shouldn't be – and here's why.
Soybean Oil Causes Obesity and Diabetes – Coconut Oil Does Not
Researchers recently designed a series of four diets to investigate the effects of saturated fats (coconut oil) versus unsaturated fat (soybean oil) as well as fructose on obesity and diabetes.1
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Diabetes and Depression

Diabetes and Depression

Which came first - the chicken or the egg? That is the question some researchers are asking about the relationship of diabetes and depression. Does depression increase the risk for diabetes, or does diabetes increase the risk for depression?
Diabetes and depression are both highly prevalent in the United States. More than 10 percent of adult Americans have diabetes, and almost 7 percent of adults suffer from major depressive disorder. Studies have long shown that people who have diabetes have a greater incidence of depression than people without diabetes.
Diabetes Causing Depression
Because diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that requires constant attention, monitoring and treatment, it was believed that the increased incidence of depression accompanying the diagnosis of diabetes was due to the stress of managing the disease.
Recently a small research study was undertaken to look at this relationship. The findings suggest that people who have diabetes might be more susceptible to developing depression as the result of an interaction between elevated blood sugar level and a certain neurotransmitter in the brain that is associated with depression at high levels. The levels of the neurotransmitter, glutamate, became elevated as sugar levels rose, but only in those participants who already had diabetes. Elevated glutamate is commonly found in those suffering depression. The findings of this study were presented to a joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in 2014.
Depression Causing Diabetes
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Avoid Diabetes Complications By Following These 10 Tips

Avoid Diabetes Complications By Following These 10 Tips

People who are suffering from diabetes are worried about its complications. But these risk and complications are avoidable.
You ony need careful management and responsibility to avoid compllications. Here are 10 tips to help you cut diabetes complication risks.
1. Monitor cholesterol levels.
Abnormal cholesterol levels or too much bad fats, and not enough good fats in the blood are common with diabetes. This makes your more prone to heart diseases.
To manage your cholesterol levels, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, eat healthy fruits, vegetables and fats. Some people may also need a prescription drugs called statins.
2. Lose weight if needed.
If you are overweight or obese, dropping a few pounds could help reduce your risk for heart disease and foot problems. It could also lower your insulin resistance which can help you improve blood glucose control.
To help you lose weight, burn more calories than what you eat. Try to cut calories and fats from your diet, like fries and chips.
3. Quit smoking.
Smoking increases your risk of diabetes complications including stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and nerve damage. Quitting smoking will help your lungs and heart. Ask your doctor for help regarding breaking your smoking habits.
4. Manage stress.
If you have diabetes, your blood glucose levels rises because of stress. Learn some techniques to cope with any mental or physical stress you will experience. Yoga, exercises and meditation can be quite effective if you have type 2 diabetes.
5. Monitor your blood sugar levels.
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The Whole World Is Celebrating This News: Diabetes Vaccine Officially Revealed !

The Whole World Is Celebrating This News: Diabetes Vaccine Officially Revealed !

In the United States alone, 1.25 million people suffer from type 1 diabetes. A vaccine used over 100 years ago for tuberculosis (bacillus Calmette-Guerin ) has shown promise in reversing this disease. This vaccine is now commonly used for treating bladder cancer and is considered to be safe.
An announcement made yesterday at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association said that the FDA will test the vaccine on 150 people who are in an advanced stage of type one diabetes.
The body of a person with type 1 diabetes does not produce insulin due to the immune system destroying the cells that create insulin. T cells are produced, and these cells create problems in the pancreatic islets, where insulin is produced. The vaccine works by eliminating these T cells.
Patients with diabetes injected with the vaccine saw an increase in the levels of a substance called tumor necrosis factor. The increased level of TNF in the system destroys the T cells that are hindering the production of insulin.
In a previous trial, patients were injected with the tuberculosis vaccine twice within a four-week time frame. The results showed that the dangerous T cells were gone, and some people even began to secrete insulin on their own.
Dr. Denise Faustman, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Immunobiology Laboratory in Boston, is very excited about the results the BCG vaccine has been showing.
“In the phase I (preliminary) trial we demonstrated a statistically significant response to BCG, but our goal in (this trial) is to create a lasting therapeutic response. We will Continue reading

Pumpkin Seeds Can Kill Cancer Cells, Fight Diabetes And Improve Your Eyesight

Pumpkin Seeds Can Kill Cancer Cells, Fight Diabetes And Improve Your Eyesight

You may be fond of many seeds, but pumpkin seeds are truly a precious gift of our Mother Nature.
Both nuts and seeds make a very healthy and balanced diet. Pumpkin seeds are said to be dietary powerhouses as they contain good amounts of essential minerals such as copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
About pumpkin seeds
Pepita (from Mexican Spanish: pepita de calabaza, “little seed of squash”) is a Spanish culinary term for the pumpkin seed, the edible seed of a pumpkin or other cultivar of squash. The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color and may have a white outer hull.
According to the USDA nutritional database, this is how 1 cup of pumpkin seeds stacks up nutrition-wise (other sources proffer them with even higher positive numbers, but we are sticking with the more-conservative USDA data):
285 calories
11.87 grams protein
12.42 g fat
11.8 g dietary fiber
See all that protein? You need that! Although plant-based protein differs from animal-based one, it is just as important and pumpkin seeds are a great way to boost your protein intake without resorting to meals that contain red meat. The fiber is a great bonus too. And while the fat content looks high, it is predominantly the “healthy fats” that many of us do not get enough of.
Pumpkin seeds have the power to alter disease-producing processes in the body since they contain plant compounds called phytosterols and various antioxidants which reduce blood cholesterol level, enhance immunity response, and decrease the risk of certain typ Continue reading

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