Lifestyle and Diet - MOPH Qatar Diabetes Newsletter - 28th Feb 2018

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Exercise Reduces Risk of Diabetes: Study

People who engage in higher levels of physical activity in their leisure time reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Birmingham found that walking, jogging and running are linked to a lower risk in individuals who are at high risk. They also found that low-intensity physical activity helps as well, which makes it possible for older people to improve their health and reduce the risk of diabetes.
26th Feb 2018 - Newsmax

Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes - study

23rd Feb 2018 - KLAS

Physical exercise could prevent one fifth of diabetes cases, finds new study

22nd Feb 2018 - Inquirer Lifestyle

Physical exercise could prevent one fifth of diabetes cases find new study

21st Feb 2018 - Yahoo News Singapore

Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes, study shows

20th Feb 2018 - Science Daily

Study pinpoints areas in Flint that need better food

A Michigan State University researcher has pinpointed areas in Flint, Mich., that have unequal access to healthy, affordable food, and he plans to use the information to improve those areas most affected – low-income and minority neighborhoods. Sadler is preparing a follow-up study that will combine this survey with medical data on diabetes management in Flint neighborhoods. His working hypothesis is that diabetic residents in areas with the poorest access to healthy foods have the most trouble managing their diabetes.
26th Feb 2018 - MSU Today

Red wine compound "could help tooth decay and gum disease fight"

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. Researchers found compounds from the drink, known as polyphenols, helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth. But experts warned that the findings do not offer a "green light" to drink more red wine.
21st Feb 2018 - BBC

Wine tied to healthier arteries for some diabetics

23rd Feb 2018 - Reuters

Going vegan can prevent overweight people from diabetes

Going vegan can prevent overweight adults from developing type 2 diabetes, an 'important' new study has concluded. Following a plant-based diet can boost insulin sensitivity - considered the driving factor of the potentially deadly condition, in fat people. And scientists also found being vegan, which is soaring in popularity, can improve beta-cell function - which store and release insulin. It is believed the benefits of the diet, consisting of fruits, vegetables and legumes, stems from tackling bulging waistlines and aiding weight loss. The study, led by researchers at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington DC, adds to the health benefits of a vegan diet. Dr Hana Kahleova, lead author of the trial conducted on patients without diabetes, said: 'The study has important implications for diabetes prevention.
13th Feb 2018 - Daily Mail

Vegan Diet May Improve Diabetes-Related Insulin Sensitivity: Study

23rd Feb 2018 - NDTV

Nutrition may help overcome genetic risk of diabetes: Study

Now Indian scientists have found that good nutrition can actually modify the risk of diabetes posed by presence of certain faulty genes. New research has revealed that good nutrition – in the form of B12 and folic acid supplements – has a beneficial impact on genes associated with Type 2 diabetes. The study has been led by scientists at the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), a laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
23rd Feb 2018 - Net Indian

The Apple Watch can detect diabetes with an 85% accuracy, Cardiogram study says

According to Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger’s latest clinical study, the Apple Watch can detect diabetes in those previously diagnosed with the disease with an 85 percent accuracy. The study is part of the larger DeepHeart study with Cardiogram and UCSF. This particular study used data from 14,000 Apple Watch users and was able to detect that 462 of them had diabetes by using the Watch’s heart rate sensor, the same type of sensor other fitness bands using Android Wear also integrate into their systems.
7th Feb 2018 - Tech Crunch