Dr Claude Lardinois: Albumin’s important role in detecting heart and kidney disease
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Dr Claude Lardinois: Albumin’s important role in detecting heart and kidney disease

In part two of Dr Lardinois’ interview for Diabetes in Control we learn more often overlooked points regarding albumin.   The Role of Albumin in Heart Disease October 29th, 2016 In part 2 of this exclusive interview from AACE 2016, Dr. Claude Lardinois discusses why albumin is a driver of cardiovascular disease. Steve Freed: I woke up with … Continue reading

Coconut oil can reduce mouth infections
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Coconut oil can reduce mouth infections

Researchers in the Athlone Institute of Technology in Dublin Ireland have been researching the effects on coconut oil on oral health. They have found that coconut oil kills most bacteria in the mouth and importantly the ones that cause tooth decay. The oil is also effective against Candida Albicans that causes thrush. The team think … Continue reading

Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease
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Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease

This is a two part interview with Professor of Internal Medicine Dr Claude Lardinois given to Diabetes in Control. We learn new things from him that are not emphasised enough  in the medical community. Continued smoking is THE factor that causes the most amputations in diabetics. Feet should be examined EVERY time a diabetic sees … Continue reading

Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?
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Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?

  At what level do pregnancy complications begin?     December 17th, 2016  Diabetes in Control     The results from a new study show that risk increased in women with an early HbA1c of at least 5.9% regardless of a gestational diabetes diagnosis later in pregnancy. Risk of obstetric complications increases linearly with rising … Continue reading

Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit
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Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit

From BMJ 14th January 2017 Although guidelines recommend spreading exercise throughout the week, weekend warriors, who compress the recommended amount into the weekend, still experience substantial benefits. JAMA Internal Medicine reported that risk of death from all causes were 30% down, cardiovascular disease deaths were 40% down  and cancer deaths were 18% down, compared to … Continue reading

BMJ stands by Nina Teicholz despite demands for a retraction
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BMJ stands by Nina Teicholz despite demands for a retraction

Feature Nutrition The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific? BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4962 (Published 23 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4962 Response by Nina Teicholz I’m delighted that The BMJ has stood by this article and decided against retraction. Two outside reviewers judged that the criticisms of the piece … Continue reading

Primary Care Women’s Health Forum: Ten tips for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Primary Care Women’s Health Forum: Ten tips for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum offer their best ten tips for helping women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Consider PCOS in women with no periods or a cycle length over 35 days whatever the woman’s BMI. Consider PCOS in adult onset acne. Ultrasound may not be required to make the diagnosis, but if you are … Continue reading