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Plant sterols help lower cholesterol

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Diabetics, who have a tendency toward high cholesterol, may benefit the most from increased intake of plant sterols. Experts in cholesterol management now recommend an intake of 1.3 grams of phytosterols (plant sterols) per day to help lower dietary cholesterol absorption and reduce harmful levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. A recent Canadian study supports this [...]

Diabetes? Go Nuts! More evidence that walnuts important for diabetics

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Eating walnuts as part of one's overall diet has been trumpeted again for people developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The study follows another report published late last year, which highlighted the importance of eating a handful of walnuts a day. Walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fats, omega oils and vitamins. PhD student Lynda Gillen, from [...]

Vitamin E Protects Heart: Diabetics benefit from daily supplement

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Despite recent reports that high-dose vitamin E is associated with a higher overall risk of dying, at least one group stands to benefit greatly. About 40% of diabetic patients can reduce their risk of heart attacks and of dying from heart disease by taking vitamin E supplements, according to a study published in the November [...]

Sugar and Spice: Cinnamon reduces glucose in diabetics

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Less than a half-teaspoon per day of ground cinnamon helped volunteers with type II diabetes reduce their levels of blood sugar - and reduce several heart disease risk factors, as well. That's according to a preliminary study of a small group of 60 men and women, all of whom had been diagnosed several years earlier [...]

Diabetes Care: Antioxidant lowers blood sugar, study shows

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

According to a new clinical study, scientists discovered that type 2 diabetes patients had lower blood sugar and healthier blood vessels after supplementing with pine tree bark extract, or Pycnogenol. The study demonstrated that patients with mild type 2 diabetes, subscribing to a regular diet and exercise program, were able to significantly lower their glucose [...]

Buckwheat and Blood Sugar: Plant found to have benefits in diabetes

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Buckwheat may be beneficial in the management of diabetes, say researchers from the University of Manitoba. They found that extracts of the seed lowered blood sugar levels by up to 19% when fed to diabetic rats. The Canadian researchers say diabetics should consider including the grain in their diet, or taking dietary supplements. Lead researcher [...]

Vitamin Could Save Lives: Low B-1 linked to diabetic kidney disease

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Researchers at the University of Essex have discovered a new link to the cause of kidney disease in diabetes sufferers which could save hundreds of lives each year. Professor Paul Thornalley and a team of researchers from the University's Department of Biological Sciences have discovered that diabetic kidney disease may be prevented in its early [...]

Multis especially helpful for diabetics

By | June 4th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In a study of over 100 adults living in North Carolina, those taking a daily multivitamin reported less infection, such as respiratory and urinary tract infections, flu and gastro-intestinal infections, and a lower rate of illness-related work absenteeism, than those receiving a placebo. The most striking results were seen among those subjects with diabetes. A [...]