PEOPLE whose bodies fail to carry fat on their hips are at greater risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart attacks, a study says. Researchers warn the “apple shape” body — with skinny hips and larger waist — is a potential sign of poor health. Those with the body style are more likely to store fat in their liver, muscles, pancreas or blood, which is more dangerous. Dr Claudia Langenberg said: “Carrying excess weight around the hips is a metabolically safer way of storing fat. “Those who aren’t genetically predisposed to doing so would benefit greatly from lifestyle interventions, such as restricting their calorie intake or increasing their physical activity.” The experts from the University of Cambridge analysed genes of 600,000 people from several UK and international studies. They found 202 variants that make people more likely to develop a higher waist-to-hip ratio. Researchers then gave 18,000 people low-intensity X-rays to show the … [Read more...] about People with ‘apple shape’ body, skinny hips and large waist face ‘greater risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart attacks’
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LET'S be honest, we all know that a daily dose of Vitamin C works wonders for our skin while Vitamin D is incredible for ensuring bone strength. But it now appears there's one vitamin we've been accidentally overlooking while we pop our everyday supplements... and it could be the secret to boosting our immune system AND combating diabetes. Yes Vitamin P could be our new secret weapon for avoiding a whole host of health woes, such as diabetes and heart disease. First discovered by scientists in the 1930s, Vitamin P is now more widely known as flavonoids which is a byproduct of plant metabolism with over 6,000 different varieties. These compounds are often found in a whole host of fruit and veg to protect the produce from all kinds of bacteria and fungi. However, Vitamin P serves an equally important purpose for people by boasting the body's production of collagen which helps keep skin looking plump and youthful. What's more, Vitamin P not only works to maintain healthy bones and … [Read more...] about Vitamin P is vital for boosting immunity, combating diabetes and staving off cancer and heart disease … so are YOU getting your daily dose?
Diabetes, Diet & Fitness, Heart, News & Analysis by Spectator Health reporter 10th October 2018 Share This Twitter Facebook Google+ Email Researchers at at Harvard Medical School in the US have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug therapies that could mimic the workings of this gene mutation, offering a potential benefit for the millions of people who suffer with diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. The study, which has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows that people who have the natural gene mutation have an advantage when it comes to diet. Those who eat a high-carbohydrate diet and have this mutation will absorb less glucose than those … [Read more...] about Newly discovered gene mutation could be used to treat diabetes and heart disease
SICK BRITS have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, South Korea and Australia, a massive study of 180 countries has revealed. Imperial College London created a league table analysing deaths from so-called non-communicable disease (NCDs) – chronic conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. South Korea was top of the table for women aged 30-70 from the list of diseases with the fewest deaths - where UK was a shocking 27th in the world, and 19th in Europe. Iceland had the fewest deaths for men, while UK was 17th in the world and 9th lowest in Europe. But the USA and China fared even worse – the US was in 53rd place in the world for men and 44th for women, while China was 80th for men and 76th for women. The research was carried out jointly by Imperial College, the World Health Organization and the NCD Alliance, a network of NGOs. It compared the change in death rates for 186 countries … [Read more...] about Brits have a higher risk of dying early from cancer and heart disease compared to people from Italy and Australia, study reveals
PUBLISHED: 11:46 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:46 13 August 2018 Daniel Bennett Amy Dugan has transformed her life after joining a weight loss programme through Slimming World. Picture: Supplied by Amy Dugan. Archant A Dereham woman has found love, better health and a new career after losing around 9 stone in weight. Amy Dugan joined Slimming World in 2014 when she weighed 22 stone after realising she had to make changes to prevent her feeling isolated from friends and family and because she was at greater risk from diabetes and heart disease. She was also struggling to manage her asthma.She said: “I was so worried about joining Slimming World, I thought everyone would stare at me as I walked through the door but I was greeted with smiles and open arms. It was amazing.“One of the reasons that I joined Slimming World was that I was watching everyone else do normal things like going to theme parks, going out for meals and the thing I wanted more … [Read more...] about “I was 22 stone and at risk of heart disease”- Norfolk woman transforms her life after losing 9 stone