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A new study has suggested that adhere to a vegetarian diet can help patients with kidney disease to avoid accumulation of toxic levels of phosphorus in their bodies. Patients with kidney disease should limit their intake of phosphorus, such as high levels of minerals can lead to heart disease and death.
Although treatment guidelines recommend a diet low in phosphorus in chronic renal failure (CKD), phosphorus is not listed on food labels. Sharon Moe (Indiana University School of Medicine and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center) and colleagues examine the effects of vegetarian and meat-based diets taxes on phosphorus levels in nine patients with chronic renal failure. Patients were followed for a vegetarian or a meat diet for a week, after which the opposite of a diet from two to four weeks later. Blood tests and urine tests were carried out at the end of each week, and diet. Although the corresponding protein and phosphorus concentrations in the diets of the two patients had phosphorus in the blood, and a decrease in phosphorus excretion in the urine when they were on a vegetarian diet than meat from your diet. The authors concluded that their study demonstrates that the source of protein in the diet has a significant effect on phosphorus in patients with chronic renal failure.
Meanwhile, a new study shows that consumption of a low-fat vegetarian diet may be better in the management of type 2 diabetes than traditional diets.
Researchers found 43 percent of people with type 2 diabetes who followed a low-fat vegan diet for 22 weeks reduced their need to take medications to manage their disease compared with 26 percent of those who followed the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In addition, participants who followed the vegan diet experienced greater reductions in cholesterol levels and weight loss than those on the other diet.
A vegan diet is plant-based and consists of vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes and avoids animal products, such as meat and dairy. People who are on a vegan diet are at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency, and so B12 vitamins were given to the participants on that diet.
“The diet appears remarkably effective, and all the side effects are good ones — especially weight loss and lower cholesterol,” says researcher Neal D. Barnard, MD, adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University, in a news release. “I hope this study will rekindle interest in using diet changes first, rather than prescription drugs.” Barnard is also president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit health organization that opposes animal research and advocates a vegan diet. In the study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers compared the effects of following a low-fat vegan diet and the ADA diet on reducing the need for drugs to manage diabetes, kidney function, cholesterol levels, and weight loss in 99 adults with type 2 diabetes. Meals were not provided, but participants met a dietitian to come up with a diet plan and then met regularly each week for nutrition and cooking instruction.
LDL “bad” cholesterol fell by an average of 21 percent in the vegan group, compared with 11 percent in the ADA diet group that does not change the use of medications for cholesterol. The measures of glycemic control also improved more significantly among those who followed the low-fat vegetarian diet than in those who followed the ADA diet and have not changed their diabetes drug.
Seventh-day Adventist church was raised at the workshop in the morning of diabetes, on Saturday. University of Saskatchewan nutritionist Dr. Carol Henry spoke to the faithful during the regular services of the Church, to give an idea of preventive and health advice for type 2 diabetes.
“My goal is to tell you how you can handle,” Henry told the congregation of about 30 people. As someone who has type 2 diabetes itself, Henry said that stress, weight, Diet and exercise are some of the major factors that can control diabetes.
If one doesn’t take measures to stay healthy, complications can form from diabetes such as heart disease, non-traumatic amputation and adult-onset blindness. According to Henry, 10,573 lower limp amputations were performed in 2006 in Canada as a result of complications from diabetes.
“Its one of those diseases that’s taking over,” said Henry. By 2016, Henry estimates that 2.5 million people in Canada will have diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body stops producing or has lost sensitivity to insulin, which helps break down sugars and starches into energy. It can be caused by a failure of the pancreas, where insulin in produced in the body.
Henry said that eating whole, unprocessed foods and regular exercise are two of the best things people can do to help prevent diabetes and prevent complications for those who have diabetes.
“Exercise for a diabetic is very important,” said Henry.
“Every time you exercise, it helps the body to use the insulin wisely.”
relations adequate rest, stress management, exercise, healthy food and healthy was the key points from Henry to live a healthy life with diabetes.Henry invited the faithful to have diabetes is not the death penalty .
“You could say that you are living with diabetes.”
Scientists have discovered a new function of insulin in the brain.
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that impaired insulin action in the brain may be the result of unbridled lipolysis trigger and exacerbate type 2 diabetes in humans.
Conducted by Christoph Buettner, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the research team first injected a small amount of insulin in the brain of rats and then assessed glucose metabolism lipids in the body. In doing so, found that brain insulin suppresses lipolysis, a process in which triglycerides are broken down into fatty acids and fatty acids are released.
Furthermore, in mice that lacked the brain insulin receptor, lipolysis was unrestrained. While fatty acids are important energy sources during fasting, they can worsen diabetes, especially when they are released after the person has eaten, as happens in people with diabetes. Researchers previously believed that insulin’s ability to suppress lipolysis was entirely mediated through insulin receptors expressed on adipocytes, or fat tissue cells.
“The major lipolysis-inducing pathway in our bodies is the sympathetic nervous system and here the studies showed that brain insulin reduces sympathetic nervous system activity in fat tissue. In patients who are obese or have diabetes, insulin fails to inhibit lipolysis and fatty acid levels are increased. The low-grade inflammation throughout the body’s tissue that is commonly present in these conditions is believed to be mainly a consequence of these increased fatty acid levels.”
Buettner added, “When brain insulin function is impaired, the release of fatty acids is increased. This induces inflammation, which can further worsen insulin resistance, the core defect in type 2 diabetes. Therefore, impaired brain insulin signaling can start a vicious cycle since inflammation can impair brain insulin signaling.
“This cycle has been preserved and can lead to type 2 diabetes. Our study raises the possibility that the increase in insulin signaling in the brain may have therapeutic benefit of the lower risk of complications of insulin therapy, which is the ‘ hypoglycemia. ”
Each year 1.6 million people over 20 have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. The disease is becoming one of the most serious health problems of our time in nearly 24 million people affected – it is 7.8 percent of the U.S. population, or about the status of the population of Texas.
The disease has no cure and requires changes in lifestyle and ongoing support important, but people with diabetes can still effectively manage the disease as well as full and active a life as possible. To provide ongoing support to help patients with diabetes achieve their personal goals, the global diabetes care Novo Nordisk has launched a line of integrated, highly customizable support for people living with diabetes. The program, called Cornerstones4Care offers tools that fit the lifestyle of an individual and information needs. Patients can log on towww.Cornerstones4Care.com to see if they qualify for an attempt to save money on Novo Nordisk insulin products.
“Whether newly diagnosed or living with diabetes for years, people need continual support to help keep their diabetes management on track,” says Camille Lee, vice president of diabetes marketing. “Not everyone needs the same information, so we developed Cornerstones4Care to offer customized information based on personal preferences.”
Cornerstones4Care is a one-stop source to learn about diabetes and innovative Novo Nordisk treatment options and delivery device systems. People can also receive recipes, look up food nutritional values, connect with others and even receive daily action plans. The program focuses on four “cornerstones” of diabetes control – checking blood sugar, eating healthy, engaging in physical activity and taking diabetes medicines.
For example, different healthy eating tips are offered to someone who indicates they like to cook at home versus eat out in restaurants. A unique feature like the Menu Planner allows members to create their own menu of diabetes-friendly dishes, then generates a grocery list based on the options so that smart, healthy food choices can be made.
“Even if diabetes is a chronic disease can be controlled,” says Rudy Moyado Portage, Indiana, who was living with type 2 diabetes for over 15 years. “If you can find the motivation and adequate support, there is much you can do to help. There are no shortcuts. You have to work, but when you are in control, is very rewarding.”
To help people with diabetes is easier to control the disease, including online resource Cornerstones4Care:
* Basics of drugs for diabetes: An overview of the disease and its treatment of information based on four “pillars” of the fight against diabetes.
* Cornerstone of care: plans based on measuring blood sugar control, healthy eating and physical activity.
* Beyond the Basics: Strategies for specific situations such as travel or resolve any roadblocks in the management of the disease.
* Menu Planner: Tools to create a menu for a wide range of diabetes-friendly recipes.