How to Get People to Take the Stairs

Researchers monitored 13 stairways and 12 pairs of escalators in seven connected shopping centers in downtown Montreal. A total of 33,793 pedestrians were counted ascending or descending over 35 days. The researchers found that increasing the distance between a stairway and an escalator by 100% accounted for 71% variance when …

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Sugary Drinks Blamed for 184,000 Deaths

According to a study, 133,000 of the 184,000 deaths blamed on the consumption of sugary drinks were related to diabetes. Researchers found that Mexico had the highest mortality rate from sugary drinks, with an estimated 405 deaths per one million adults, followed by the U.S. with an estimated 125 deaths …

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Severe Hypoglycemia, Severity of Depressive Symptoms in T2 Patients Linked

From the results of a cross-sectional study, it was revealed that severe hypoglycemia was positively associated with the severity of depressive symptoms in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes independent of glycemic control, insulin therapy, lifestyle factors and diabetic complications. “Since severe hypoglycemia and depression are known risk factors for …

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Prediabetes: An Unknown Disease

Only about one in eight people with prediabetes knows they have a problem, a U.S. study found. Lacking awareness, people with the elevated blood sugar levels were also less likely to make lifestyle changes such as getting more exercise or eating less sugary food that might prevent them from becoming …

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Sugary Drinks Linked to 184,000 Deaths a Year

A new worldwide study has said that 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 45,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 6,450 deaths from cancer were caused by fizzy drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened ice teas in 2010. The study did not include pure fruit juices and all drinks had at least …

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Eating Carbs Last Lowers BG Levels after a Meal

Eating protein, vegetables, and fat before carbohydrates is now being linked to lower blood sugar and insulin levels after the meal. A new study showed that after eating carbohydrates last, participants’ blood sugar levels were about 29% lower after 30 minutes, 37% lower after 60 minutes, and 17% lower after …

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