FruitWood apple is a native of the Indian sub continent. Fruit is gobose or slightly pear shaped with diameter of 7 to 10 cm. It has thick and hard rind which does not split on ripening. Shell is woody, smooth, gray, green which turns yellow on ripening. The fruit begins gray green and also turns a pale yellow whenever it develops. When split open, the fruit will disclose pale orange pulp separated by thicker, dark orange walls.BenefitsWood Apple is a cure for combating the health problems such as peptic ulcer, constipation, respiratory problems, indigestion, dysentery, diarrhea, diabetes, piles and sexual dysfunctions. It enhances immunity to counteract infections such as viral, bacterial and fungal.
In that, the type 2 kind of diabetes is when the body develops a resistance to insulin rather than the lack of it which is prevalent in type 1. Usually, type 2 diabetes occurred in people who were aged above 45 years and had a higher Body Mass Index. This pattern is said to be reversed now as type 1 is occurring in the later stages of life while younger, leaner people are developing the second type of diabetes.Reportedly, there has been confusion during diagnosis too. A UK based study that took into account the experiences of 583 individuals discovered that almost 40 per cent of people provided with a treatment of type 2 diabetes when they were instead suffering from type 1. Misdiagnosis could prove detrimental to an individual s health and result in diabetic ketoacidosis.
Vitamin D is essential for several reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It may also protect against a range of diseases and conditions, such as type 1 diabetes.Now, a new study has added one more benefit to the list. According to the study published early online in CANCER, taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially severe side effect of a revolutionary form of anti cancer therapy.
Exercise is critical for all aspects of a child ''s development. Be it playing organized team sports, riding a bike, running at the park, or crawling up, down, and around a play structure, physical activity goes well beyond physical fitness. Children who get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ''s recommended hour of daily exercise enjoy better overall health, and that includes everything from reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, improved mental well being, and, of course, better physical fitness.
Washington D.C. India , May 23 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have found that use of antibiotics in infancy can raise the risk of obesity in early childhood, with boys being slightly more vulnerable.The findings by a team of researchers from Singapore''s NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), Agency for Science, Technology and Research''s (A STAR) Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), and KK Women''s and Children''s Hospital (KKH) have been published in the scientific journal International Journal of Obesity.Animal studies using mice have documented that early life antibiotic exposure causes metabolic abnormalities including obesity through gut microbiota disruption although there is limited evidence from human studies.There is also accumulating evidence that suggests colonization of the gut microbiota at an early age plays a pivotal role in the weight gain and development of obesity in the later life (between ages 12 14).In a sub study of the Growing up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcome (GUSTO) birth cohort, led by Professor Lee Yung Seng, Head of Paediatrics at NUS Medicine and Group Director, Paediatrics, National University Health System (NUHS) and Principal investigator at SICS, and Dr Neerja Karnani, Adjunct Assistant Professor at NUS Medicine''s Department of Biochemistry and Senior Principal Investigator, SICS, the team examined the implication of gut microbiota in the relationship between infant antibiotic exposure and childhood obesity.Other lead researchers for this study are Dr Ling Wei Chen and Dr Jia Xu from SICS, A STAR. Very few human studies to date have examined this association.Through the study, the team showed that the use of antibiotics in infancy can raise the risk of obesity in early childhood, with the boys being slightly more vulnerable.Recurrent administration of antibiotics can disrupt the development of infant gut microbiota and serve as a potential mechanism for linking antibiotic exposure with later adiposity."Childhood obesity is a growing concern for the many adverse health effects it brings in adulthood such as Type 2 diabetes. The infancy period (1st year) represents part of a critical window of development which can have a lasting effect on subsequent health and disease later in life," said Prof Lee.The human gut relies on its microbial inhabitants to provide certain essential nutrients, aid digestion, and support their immune system. Acquisition of these friendly microbes starts immediately after birth and this process is highly sensitive to infant exposures.Antibiotics use is one such exposure. Although it helps eliminate the pathogenic bacteria, it may also eliminate some good bacteria during the course of its action."Acquisition of gut microbes in infancy is a highly dynamic and vulnerable process. Use of antibiotics during this process can disrupt the normal colonization and development of infant gut microbiota, and this may consequently influence a child''s weight gain and obesity risk," added Dr Karnani.The associated alterations in the gut microbiota through the use of antibiotics and their link with child adiposity has important implications on the role of gut microbiota in the development of body fat and risk of obesity, and the mechanism through which antibiotics exposure can lay the foundation for bad metabolic outcomes in the future.The findings of this study amplify the need for the careful consideration of the benefits vs the risks of administrating antibiotics and the frequency of their use in early life.The data from the study was based on interviewer administered questionnaires with parents, body composition measurements, and laboratory analysis of stool samples in children from the GUSTO mother offspring cohort study. (ANI)
NEW DELHI : The risk of a fatal outcome from COVID 19 is up to 50% higher in people with diabetes, experts said, recommending regular monitoring of blood glucose and home based exercises to maintain physical and mental health.According to the Union health ministry, besides diabetes, people having co morbidities like hypertension, chronic kidney and heart related issues also form a high risk population.
The role of diets in the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction is controversial. However, it is well known that Western diet causes oxidative stress and has pro inflammatory effects, whereas Mediterranean style diets are anti inflammatory. Recently, cohort studies and case control studies, have demonstrated that western style diets rich in sugar and physical inactivity with obesity are important behavioural risk factors of heart failure. Pre heart failure may be defined as a state of myocardial dysfunction, which is at high risk for developing complete heart failure. It is similar to pre diabetes or pre hypertension for developing diabetes mellitus and hypertension, respectively.
The study was published in The Open Inflammation Journal.Pre heart failure may be defined as a state of myocardial dysfunction, which is at high risk for developing complete heart failure. It is similar to pre diabetes or pre hypertension for developing diabetes mellitus and hypertension, respectively.
Recent data by AgeWell Foundation reveals that every second elderly person in India (49 percent) lives only with their elderly spouse as their children or relatives live separately. In the current situation of the lockdown, elderly people living alone are being taxed physically, mentally and emotionally.Data from world over has shown that senior citizens are at a higher risk of the COVID 19 infection, if they have any comorbidities like high blood pressure, diabetes and underlying heart diseases, especially heart failure.
Pre heart failure is defined as a state of myocardial dysfunction, which is at a high risk for developing complete heart failure. This is similar to pre diabetes or pre hypertension for developing diabetes mellitus and hypertension, respectively.Pre heart failure could result in changes in cardiac muscles known as remodelling, which helps to keep the blood pumping, but the ventricular walls may eventually weaken causing difficulty in pumping adequate blood to the circulatory system resulting in chronic heart failure.
During pregnancy growing a belly, being tired, mood swings, cravings for particular foods and the likes, are all normal, temporary, and harmless changes. However there are two other changes that may have a long lasting impact on your heart; that is: high blood pressure during pregnancy and diabetes. The development of high blood pressure during pregnancy is called preeclampsia and pregnancy related diabetes is called gestational diabetes. Both of these are different from regular high blood pressure and regular diabetes because they get "cured" post delivery.If you do develop preeclampsia or gestational diabetes during pregnancy, your doctor will track your blood pressure and blood sugar regularly and will ask you to do the same. Diet however is the one aspect that plays an important role in helping you manage both of the said hazards. Let''s take a look and find out how...
Managing diabetes and controlling blood sugar when you re sick can be more difficult than it is at other times. You may not be able to eat and drink like you regularly would, and illness itself can affect blood sugar levels.And now, for the millions of people in the United States living with diabetes, coronavirus disease (COVID 19) poses another health challenge.
The FDA cleared the use of the drug as oral tablets for adults to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalisation for heart failure . With the approval, Farxiga is the first in this particular drug class, sodium glucose co transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, to be approved to treat adults with New York Heart Association s functional class II IV heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, the FDA said in a statement.
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Many of you may not have heard of fecal transplants, which are currently used to treat gastrointestinal infections and other conditions. Also known as bacteriotherapy or fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), this treatment method involves transfer of stool from a healthy donor into the gastrointestinal tract of another person to restore the balance of bacteria in their gut. Also Read Health Tech: Gadgets that have made life easier for people with diabetesIn addition to antibiotic resistant diarrhea, fecal transplantation has been used to treat inflammatory bowel disease. Now, a new study suggests that it could also be effective against obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen found that transplanting viruses from feces into obese mice significantly decreased their weight gain as well as normalized their glucose tolerance. Also Read Intensive insulin therapy can keep diabetic complications away, but it comes with drawbacks too
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”It definitely caught my attention, ” Kellison said. ”That ''s when I looked into it a bit more. I reached out to my doctor. ”Kellison was diagnosed with diabetes eight years ago. After talking to her doctor, she learned that she was safer, because she keeps a close watch on her blood sugar and insulin levels. She also pays extra attention to her health, staying fit and sticking to a nutritious diet.
Researchers at University of Copenhagen have found that fecal transplantation of viruses may decrease weight gain and diabetes risk due to unhealthy lifestyles in obesity in animal studies.
by Barry Teater, NCBiotech writer May 5, 2020 .RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK - Four North Carolina universities have teamed up to win a $5.7 million federal grant for diabetes research.