Month: July 2011

Gestational Diabetes Improves with Myo-inositol

Pregnant women with gestational diabetes who were treated with inositol had significantly lower fasting blood glucose and insulin while levels of the fat-burning hormone adiponectin increased compared to the non-supplemented group. (Diabetic Medicine, August 2011) Inositol has also been shown to improve the same parameters in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

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Strawberries Reduce Damage in Diabetes

Researchers have shown that fisetin, a type of flavonoid found in strawberries and to a lesser extent in other foods, reduces neurologic complications and kidney damage in type 1 diabetes.

Source: PLoS ONE, Published online June 27, 2011

Replace Starch with Nuts in Diabetes

Two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrate foods improved both glycemic control (HbA1C) and serum lipids (bad cholesterol) in type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, neither in the current study nor in previous reports has nut consumption been associated with weight gain. If anything, nuts appear to be well suited as part of weight-reducing diets.

Source: Diabetes Care, Online June 29, 2011

Cut the Carbs to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

High circulating glucose, insulin resistance and obesity appear to be associated with increased risk of breast cancer. For years for any reproductive hormone imbalances including fibroids, endometriosis, PMS, infertility and hormone related cancers we have recommended a low glycemic index/low glycemic load diet. Recently published research confirms that hyperglycemia and insulin resistance increase breast cancer risk.

Source: International Journal of Cancer 2011