Obesity & diabetes patients benefit from the conversion of white fat to brown fat

The recent studies performed at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) based on stopping the spread of obesity and type 2 diabetes have been directed towards adding the desirable attributes of brown fat to the stubborn white fat of the body. While brown fat is utilized by the body for dissipation of fat stores in the form of energy, white fat is loaded with triglycerides that stored in various parts of the body. Conversion of white fat to brown was made possible by the researchers with the use of a specific category of drugs named thiazolidazines (TZDs) that also tend to increment the sensitivity quotient of body to insulin and therefore preclude the onset of diabetes in obese people.

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis interlinked with Obesity & Diabetes

If you thought your liver is safe in the absence of alcohol intake then think again. The primary risk factors involved in the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis are obesity and diabetes. Deposition of fatty layers on the liver lobes deters the functioning of this organ and lead to liver cirrhosis. Approximately, 20% of liver cirrhosis cases gradually progress to liver cancer, and liver failure.

Diabetes risk augmented by Insomnia

Indeterminate sleeping pattern can lead to major fluctuation in body’s sugar levels. Insomnia reduces the secretion of insulin in the body. As a result, the blood sugar level gets increased in an inordinate manner. Nevertheless, blood sugar levels can be brought back to normal by following a regular sleeping pattern and sleeping for decent number of hours at night.

Correlation between periodontal disease and delayed pregnancy confirmed

None of us can ever imagine a correlation between a slightly compromised periodontal state and onset of trimesters. At the recent meet of European Society of Human Reproduction it was stated by concerned researchers that poor oral health can be as bad as obesity for pregnancy. Periodontitis is a condition that paves an entree way for staphylococci and Streptococci in the body. As these bacteria enter blood stream through the blood vessels that are linked with teeth, they initiate an aggressive immune response in the body. The probability of occurrence of a gum disease is more in females who suffer with pre-existent conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and renal disease.

How unhealthy can Diet Soft Drinks be?

Though young and energetic fitness freaks might look forward to a fabulous figure with diet soft drinks, they surely can’t look forward to a healthier body with them. Diet soft drinks contain the artificial sweetener named Aspartame which gives an unhealthy hike to blood’s glucose level. Unusually elevated levels of glucose in the body might expose a person to the risk of diabetes. In fact an age-based study confirms the fact that diet soft drinks can cause 70% increase in the waistline of the people who were above 50.

Anti-rheumatic medications lessen the incidence of diabetes

Studies performed on arthritis and psoriasis patients reveal that anti-rheumatic drugs are capable of majorly lowering the risk of diabetes. These drugs trigger the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and therefore improve the metabolism of insulin and glucose in the body. This finding can primarily help the individuals with a family background of diabetes mellitus. Anti-rheumatic medications have been suggested as a part of preventive therapy for diabetes prone individuals by many scientists.

What is more Life-threatening – Gum disease or Diabetes?

Well the answer would be gum disease! A recent research indicates that gum or periodontal disease exposes a person to the major risk of heart attack/stroke. Gum disease causes the health-deteriorating gum bacteria to make their way to the valves and damage them enough to cause subacute bacterial endocarditis. So, if you have been observing hard calculus on your teeth lately then maybe its time you get serious about getting a treatment for it. The first indicator of a gum disease wrecking your health condition could be of high blood pressure which is one of the prime causes that lead to 90% ischemic heart strokes.

Has Weight Loss anything to do Memory Power?

It sure has! According to a recent study performed at the Kent State University’s Department of Psychology, states that weight loss can actually give way to an improved memory condition. Irrespective of the method adopted for weight loss, our brain starts functioning in a much better manner as many conditions that deteriorate the functioning of brain when a person is obese like high B.P and diabetes also get exterminated along with fat loss. This favourable change can be observed even when the weight been lost with the help of bariatric surgery.

Wrist Test computes the chances of development of Diabetes in Kids

Wrist Test is an advanced and simplified test that can estimate the insulin levels of a child’s body. This test is based on the correlation that exists between the child’s wrist circumference and insulin resistance. In fact, the researchers have come to the conclusion that that the correlation between the wrist’s circumference and the amount of insulin resistance might be a closer one than the one it has with BMI. Wrist circumference is an indicator of the metabolic status of bone cells and therefore the insulin levels. Also, the researchers believe that many other heart diseases that are caused by narrowing of arteries start off their developmental stages in childhood.

Does alcohol help kidney patients?

Sure it does, but when consumed in moderate amounts. A study performed on the subjects who underwent a kidney transplant showed that patients who abstained from consuming alcohol were more liable to develop diabetes than the moderate alcohol drinkers. The medical history and recovery rate of these patients were followed up for seven years after the transplant surgery. So, it was finally concluded that the common advice which is given tot he patients about abstaining from the intake of alcohol should be converted to moderate intake of alcohol which would in turn protect him/her against diabetes.