Monthly Archive for: ‘2 years ago’

How can we know if we have a normal weight?

How can we know if we have a normal weight?

To easily determine if a person has a normal weight, they have to measure the ratio between their weight and …

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Final Recommendations About Exercising

Final Recommendations About Exercising

Remember that exercising is very beneficial and fun. Exercising is an activity that can be done calmly and safely, as …

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Reduce the risk factors starting with Nutrition

Reduce the risk factors starting with Nutrition

We all know that a good diet is the best recipe for a healthy lifestyle, but nowadays we’re more confused …

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How to acquire healthy eating habits?

How to acquire healthy eating habits?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is a state of biological, psychological and social balance, and not merely …

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Identifying Type 2 Diabetes risk factors in Children

Identifying Type 2 Diabetes risk factors in Children

As with adults, children also have risk factors and if your children are under their influence, they could have Type …

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What can we do to prevent Cardiovascular Diseases in Children?

What can we do to prevent Cardiovascular Diseases in Children?

Train the children to use their five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste) to appreciate every bite; this way …

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Nutrition for children to enjoy a Healthy Life

Nutrition for children to enjoy a Healthy Life

Nowadays, there’s a growing interest in the relationship between lifestyles and the prevention of developing chronic diseases, due to the …

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Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

If you notice one or more of these symptoms concurrently, you should see your doctor; he or she could determine, …

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Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

If you notice one or more of these symptoms concurrently, you should visit your doctor, and through a simple test …

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Metabolic syndrome… The road to Type 2 Diabetes?

Metabolic syndrome… The road to Type 2 Diabetes?

People with Insulin Resistance Syndrome, also known as Metabolic Syndrome or X Syndrome, can also have other health problems, such …

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Health benefits of blue fish fatty acids

Health benefits of blue fish fatty acids

Blue fish fat is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and consists, among other compounds, of omega 3. These acids are …

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Fish classification according to their fat content

Fish classification according to their fat content

Fatty acids containing Omega 3 found in fish have been shown in many scientific studies they help reduce levels of …

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The Benefits of Oily Fish and Omega 3 as cardiovascular protectors

The Benefits of Oily Fish and Omega 3 as cardiovascular protectors

Healthy and tasty, oily fish have been gaining gastronomic prestige and a healthy reputation. Countless scientific studies have shown that …

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The importance of reducing our risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

The importance of reducing our risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

There are several risk factors that can lead to the development of Type 2 Diabetes which we can reduce, if …

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Lifestyle changes and Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle changes and Type 2 Diabetes

There’s no doubt that the main risk factors we need to minimize are eating harmful foods and physical inactivity. This …

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Increased physical activity and Type 2 Diabetes

Increased physical activity and Type 2 Diabetes

Acquiring healthy eating habits, maintaining a normal weight, leading a calmer life and quitting smoking and not drinking too much …

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Healthy Eating and Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy Eating and Type 2 Diabetes

Acquiring healthy eating habits is one of the main lifestyle changes we should consider to avoid obesity and excess weight, …

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How I can have a healthier life style and prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes?

How I can have a healthier life style and prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes?

The lifestyle we currently lead is generally characterized by habits that are harmful for our health; stress and a sedentary …

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A healthy lifestyle is key to preventing Type 2 Diabetes

A healthy lifestyle is key to preventing Type 2 Diabetes

There still isn’t sufficient evidence that we can prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes in those at high risk …

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The importance of early Type 2 Diabetes detection

The importance of early Type 2 Diabetes detection

Given that Type 2 Diabetes can go unnoticed for several years everybody should get their blood sugar levels (blood glucose) …

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What to do if I’m at Risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes?

What to do if I’m at Risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes?

There are several risk factors we can’t control such as, age, family history or being Latino, Hispanic or African-American. Excess …

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What are the risk factors for developing Type 2 Diabetes?

What are the risk factors for developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes presents conditions prior to diagnosis such as Endothelial Dysfunction, which occurs because the endothelium doesn’t produce enough …

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You can still be on time to stop Type 2 Diabetes

You can still be on time to stop Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes has become a serious public health problem, with incidence numbers increasing alarmingly worldwide, but fortunately, this situation …

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The Glucose Tolerance Curve indicates our risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The Glucose Tolerance Curve indicates our risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The Glucose Tolerance Curve tells us how are cells are responding to glucose, as well as our risk of getting …

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Measuring your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

Measuring your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

If you suspect you have insulin resistance or its risk factors, you need to ask your doctor to get a …

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What to do if there’s a certain degree of Insulin Resistance?

What to do if there’s a certain degree of Insulin Resistance?

One of the main reasons why cells lose their sensitivity to insulin signaling, i.e. why they become more insulin resistant, …

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Glucose Tolerance Curve… Measuring cell sensitivity

Glucose Tolerance Curve… Measuring cell sensitivity

Bad eating habits and the physical inactivity that characterizes our current lifestyle, are primarily responsible for the high excess weight, …

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Being overweight is a problem we can solve

Being overweight is a problem we can solve

The proper balance that must exist between the amount of calories in the food we eat and the amount of …

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How do I know my BMI?

How do I know my BMI?

Body Mass Index or BMI is a test that tells us how our weight is, that is, if it’s below …

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BMI… A test that allows us to know how our weight is

BMI… A test that allows us to know how our weight is

Poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, which are typical of the lifestyle we currently lead, are responsible for …

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How to modify our lifestyle to prevent Diabetes?

How to modify our lifestyle to prevent Diabetes?

The DPP or Diabetes Prevention Program, conclusively demonstrated that lifestyle changes, adopting healthy eating habits, increasing physical activity and reducing …

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Lifestyle changes are necessary to prevent Diabetes

Lifestyle changes are necessary to prevent Diabetes

The DPP or Diabetes Prevention Program, conclusively showed that the group that made radical lifestyle changes managed to prevent the …

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DPP… A study that proved that Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented

DPP… A study that proved that Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented

The results of the Diabetes Program Prevention (DPP) that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) …

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Waist circumference… How can I measure my risk?

Waist circumference… How can I measure my risk?

We need to measure our waist size by placing the measuring tape at navel level. Perimeter shouldn’t exceed 102 centimeters …

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Adipocytes… Why does waist circumference increase so much?

Adipocytes… Why does waist circumference increase so much?

When one goes to a doctor’s appointment, they usually always monitor blood pressure, some check weight, but very few check …

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Waist circumference… Let us avoid all risk factors

Waist circumference… Let us avoid all risk factors

For every 16 years we age, our risk of developing cardiovascular diseases increases by threefold; to place obesity in perspective, …

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Waist circumference and heart problems

Waist circumference and heart problems

If you’re still not convinced that those love handles that bother you so much when you look in the mirror …

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Overweight in children… What to do when our children eat away from home?

Overweight in children… What to do when our children eat away from home?

Ideally, all schools should provide more nutritional information and education to all their students, make changes to the school menu, …

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Overweight… A good example from parents is the best form of teaching

Overweight… A good example from parents is the best form of teaching

A key factor to take into account when talking about overweight and obesity in children and adolescents, it is the …

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What can you do if your child is overweight?

What can you do if your child is overweight?

It’s very important for parents to understand, that they need to make sure their children aren’t overweight and to know …

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Why was the STOPP-T2D study done?

Why was the STOPP-T2D study done?

The STOPP-T2D study, aimed at the prevention of overweight and obesity as major risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes in …

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The STOPP-T2D forces us to become more aware

The STOPP-T2D forces us to become more aware

The results of a study called STOPP-T2D, an acronym for “Studies to Treat or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes” conclusively …

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Everyone against Overweight, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Everyone against Overweight, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Remember that overweight and obesity in children, whose incidence is growing at a very rapid pace, are primarily responsible for …

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Overweight and Diabetes in Children: STOPP-T2D study

Overweight and Diabetes in Children: STOPP-T2D study

At the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2004, they presented the results the study STOPP-T2D …

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Why overweight is related to Diabetes?

Why overweight is related to Diabetes?

An excess of fat cells (adipocytes) accumulated in the adipose tissue, especially around the waist, can lead to insulin resistance, …

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Overweight or Obesity in Children?

Overweight or Obesity in Children?

Obesity is defined as an abnormal condition, in which there’s an excessive accumulation of fat in the body. A person …

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How to know if we have a normal body weight?

How to know if we have a normal body weight?

The balance between the amounts of calories found in the food we eat and the amount of energy our body …

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Childhood obesity… An epidemic we need to fight

Childhood obesity… An epidemic we need to fight

Modern times and technology have brought several benefits, but they have also modified our “lifestyle”, leading to serious health problems, …

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Diabetes represents the largest epidemic humanity

Diabetes represents the largest epidemic humanity

Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic and projections from the World Health Organization, which indicated that by 2005 the number …

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Childhood obesity… What can we do to stop this situation?

Childhood obesity… What can we do to stop this situation?

It is urgently required that governments, media and the community in general grow aware of the serious public health problem …

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Overweight children… It’s absolutely necessary to take action immediately

Overweight children… It’s absolutely necessary to take action immediately

According to several studies and research conducted by a group of experts from the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF), in …

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If you have Hyperinsulinism follow these recommendations

If you have Hyperinsulinism follow these recommendations

If you have Hyperinsulinism due to insulin resistance, you should follow the steps that’ll make your cells less insulin resistant. …

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Hyperinsulinism Warnings and Symptoms

Hyperinsulinism Warnings and Symptoms

When people have Hyperinsulinemia or Hyperinsulinism, the body tells them that their blood insulin levels are high. Some of these …

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What is Acanthosis Nigricans or Pigmentosa?

What is Acanthosis Nigricans or Pigmentosa?

Acanthosis Nigricans or Pigmentosa is a condition characterized by small spots that appear in certain parts of the body and …

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What happens when there’s Hyperinsulinism or Hyperinsulinemia?

What happens when there’s Hyperinsulinism or Hyperinsulinemia?

Elevated blood insulin levels can cause serious problems in the body, where Hypoglycemia or low blood glucose, are the most …

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Congenital Hyperinsulinism… Watch your baby!

Congenital Hyperinsulinism… Watch your baby!

Congenital Hyperinsulinism is another reason why you can have high blood insulin levels, and usually occurs in infants or small …

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Hyperinsulinism due to Insulin Resistance

Hyperinsulinism due to Insulin Resistance

Hyperinsulinism usually occurs when cells lose their insulin sensitivity and become more resistant to it. When cells gradually lose their …

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Hyperinsulinism… More insulin to maintain glucose under control

Hyperinsulinism… More insulin to maintain glucose under control

Hyperinsulinemia or Hyperinsulinism is a condition that refers to high blood insulin levels. Normal insulin secretion is directly linked to …

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Prediabetes… Magnitude of the Problem

Prediabetes… Magnitude of the Problem

Being overweight and obesity are the main reasons why Diabetes is now considered the largest epidemic in the history of …

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What are the risk factors of having Prediabetes?

What are the risk factors of having Prediabetes?

There are certain risk factors we can’t control, such as family history, age or ethnic group. In this case, we …

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How can I know if I have Prediabetes?

How can I know if I have Prediabetes?

The normal fasting glycemia (blood glucose) range should lie between 70 and 100 mg/dl. If blood glucose levels lie between …

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What does Insulin Sensitivity mean?

What does Insulin Sensitivity mean?

All of the foods we eat are transformed into proteins, micronutrients and glucose, and each of these fulfills a specific …

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How does Insulin Resistance occur?

How does Insulin Resistance occur?

Most of the calories intake come from carbohydrates and, in most cases, these carbohydrates are “simple carbohydrates” such as sugar, …

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Metabolic syndrome… is this problem so serious?

Metabolic syndrome… is this problem so serious?

Metabolic syndrome consists of a number of health conditions related to poor eating habits, physical inactivity and stress, which represent …

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