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Type 2 diabetes: The best diet to lower blood sugar – should you take supplements?

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body doesn’t respond to the hormone insulin properly, causing a person’s blood glucose level to become too high. It can cause symptoms such as extreme tiredness and blurred vision, but left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, foot ulcers, heart disease and stroke. Experts say… Read More »

Blood Pressure And Dementia

A crucial factor in maintaining a healthy brain is controlling your blood pressure. Large studies have shown that cardiovascular events and mortality rates were reduced by 25% in people who were intensively treated to keep their systolic blood pressure at less than 120. In other words you should attempt to keep your blood pressure as… Read More »

Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs… Read More »