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

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

Weight loss increases hunger: a major obstacle for maintenance
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Weight loss increases hunger: a major obstacle for maintenance

We  know about the issue of slowed metabolism after weight loss due to the lean muscle mass loss that goes along with fat loss. This is one reason why higher protein/low carb diets work better than low fat diets; because muscle mass is maintained better. Well, new information from Diabetes in Control backs up what some of … Continue reading

Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating,  feature of your weight loss journey
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Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating, feature of your weight loss journey

 Here are some words of wisdom and encouragement from a health care professional who knows how discouraging weight loss plateaus can be. Don’t let weight stabilisation lead you to jack in your efforts. When Losing Weight, Warn ‘em! Diabetes in Control November 8th 2016 I work in obesity medicine. As many of us know, losing … Continue reading

Can supplements help diabetes related visual problems?
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Can supplements help diabetes related visual problems?

Are supplements a waste of money? This article from Diabetes in Control describes and experiment to find out…..  Do Supplements Help Diabetes Vision? June 26th, 2015   This was a 6-month randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with no retinopathy or mild to moderate non-proliferative retinopathy assigned to … Continue reading