Tag: diabetes

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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Gum disease associated with diabetes and other serious inflammatory conditions

October 23, 2020

In a robust study led by researchers from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, severe periodontitis, or gum disease, is found to exacerbate conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers, heightened production of a type of immune cell in people with periodontitis can initiate a much […]

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Sugary drinks promote weight gain, diabetes, more than sugary food

October 21, 2019

The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been found to add to calorie intake and body weight, compared to sugary food items, according to research from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. The study of mice, over 2 months, showed that added sugar in their drink represented 73% […]

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Pregnant women, urban poor among Malaysians increasingly hit by diabetes

November 10, 2017

The number of Malaysians living with diabetes is alarming, particularly among pregnant women and the urban poor. In 2016, about 422 million (8.5%) of the world’s population above 18 years of age were diabetic patients. Of these, 199 million were women. In Malaysia, 3.6 million (17.5%) of the population aged 18 and over is a […]

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Intensive medical treatment reversed type 2 diabetes in 40% of patients

March 20, 2017

A new landmark study has found that type 2 diabetes – a chronic health condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to be too high –can be reversed in up to 40% of patients through intensive medical treatment. Type 2 diabetes is generally considered to be a chronic health condition that can’t be cured […]

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Diabetes, hypertension medication found to be effective against cancer cells

December 30, 2016

A team of researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland has found that a combination of a diabetes drug and an antihypertensive medication is effective in fighting cancer cells. The most widely prescribed drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, metformin, also displays anti-cancer properties aside from its blood sugar […]

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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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Over 2 Million Malaysians suffer from Diabetes

June 28, 2012

MALAYSIA – According to findings by the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), 2.6 million Malaysians were found to be suffering from diabetes om 2011. Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman described the findings as alarming and worrying, despite concerted efforts by the health ministry over the years. “The NHMS figures showed that […]

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White rice, Not nice

March 31, 2012

Eating white rice may increase a person’s risk to type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health. The study also determines if the association is stronger for the Asian population, who tend to eat more white rice than the Western world. To address these, the researchers analysed the results of […]

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