Tag: diet

Blood glucose better controlled with diabetes-friendly diet and meal replacements

November 19, 2020

Some diabetics grapple with proper management of blood glucose, especially keeping to a diabetes-specific diet, which might lead to the onset of complications such as blindness, kidney disease and heart disease. A survey by Abbott Nutrition Malaysia, part of global healthcare giant Abbott, found that 96% of its 158 respondents also experience “diabetes burnout,” essentially […]

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High fructose diet found to exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease

October 12, 2020

According to the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adults receiving an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) diagnosis in the country each year increased from 2 million in 1999 to 3 million in 2015. New research suggests that this increase of IBD may be due to higher fructose (refined sugar) consumption […]

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Tips for a healthy liver this holiday season

December 20, 2012

The holiday brings along a wave of festivities and long celebrations. It is that time of the year for numerous family gatherings, parties, long holidays and other events marked by drinking and eating of rich, festive food. While it is a season to celebrate in the company of family and friends, over-indulging can become a […]

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Dietitians in high demand

July 13, 2012

MALAYSIA – To help fight the rising non-communicable disease (NCD) among Malaysians, the Health Ministry announced plans of hiring more dietitians in public hospitals. Health minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said most NCD such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure were caused my unhealthy eating habits. “We must tackle the problem from the […]

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Popeye is right, spinach makes you stronger

June 28, 2012

Famous cartoon character Popeye is right to down a can of spinach when he wants his biceps to bulge, according to a Swedish study explaining why the leafy vegetable makes us stronger. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm said that they had conducted a study showing how nitrate, found naturally in spinach and several […]

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Qnexa awaits FDA green light

March 31, 2012

If the odds be ever in their favour, Qnexa could be the first new obesity drug to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 13 years. The last was Xenical that hit the market in 1999. Last February, a panel of medical experts endorsed the controversial weight-loss drug Qnexa. The vote was a 20-2 […]

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