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Heart Disease and Diabetes Guide


From dLife comes a guide (in pdf format) that can help your patients better understand how diabetes can cause cardiovascular disease. Can your patients answer the question: What percent of patients with diabetes are affected by cardiovascular complications?

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Yogurt Drink Good for Diabetes

A Middle Eastern yogurt drink known as “doogh” and fortified with vitamin D decreased inflammatory markers in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers found. Those who drank the doogh fortified with vitamin D, or vitamin D plus calcium, had decreased levels of highly sensitive C-reactive protein and several interleukin proteins, …

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Green Coffee Beans May Aid Weight Loss

In a small, 22-week study, researchers found that 16 overweight men and women lost an average of 17 pounds. Overall, body weight declined by an average of 10.5% and body fat declined by 16%. Participants took the green (unroasted) coffee beans in supplement form and, for comparison, took a placebo …

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Hops Used in Beer Reduce Weight Gain in Diabetes and the Obese

A class of compounds found in hops reduces weight gain in obese and diabetic mice, according to a published study. Eight weeks of treatment with the compounds, called tetrahydro iso-alpha acids, also reduced gut permeability and normalized insulin sensitivity markers in the mice, among other beneficial metabolic effects. Hops have …

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