‘Caloric restriction prevents negative effects of ageing’
A new study provides the most detailed report to date of the cellular effects of a calorie-restricted diet in rats. While the benefits of caloric restriction have long been known
Moving to reduce burden of hypertension, diabetes in Lagos
As part of efforts to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Nigeria, over 1000 residents of Lagos Island and market women were screened of hypertension and diabetes...
Healthy habits increase years free of cancer, diabetes, heart problem
Study has found that women and men who live a healthy lifestyle could gain 10 and seven years free of cancer, heart problems and type-2 diabetes respectively.
How to tackle diabetes, by experts
Medical experts have said that healthy diets, healthcare insurance and concerted awareness can reduce the effect of the ailment.
5 Natural Food To Help Control Diabetes
It is important as a diabetic patient to eat foods that will keep your insulin, blood sugar and inflammation under control and also reduce your risk of developing other chronic diseases. As a diabetic patient, you might be worried about the food to consume that won’t increase your blood sugar level and other diseases, below…
6 Tips To Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes is a medical condition that hinders the body's ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose). Uncontrollable diabetes can develop other chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide and…
Simple blood test to detect diabetic complications early, accurately – study
An international team of scientists developed a new blood-testing method to detect earlier and more accurately if diabetic patients had developed life-threatening complications like heart disease and kidney failure.
Combating chronic diseases through routine medical investigation, accurate diagnosis
With the burden of chronic diseases expected to increase to 57 percent by 2020, as stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the need for routine medical investigation and early diagnosis to address the scourge in Nigeria has been emphasised by laboratory scientists.
How obesity damages blood vessels
Obesity damages the lining of blood vessels because fat tissue secretes a harmful protein, research suggests. Chinese scientists analysed more than 1,000 people with atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty deposits clog the arteries.
Workers in manufacturing, driving, cleaning jobs more likely to get type 2 diabetes
Workers in manufacturing, driving and cleaning jobs are more likely to get type 2 diabetes, according to a study of almost five million people. They face a two to threefold increase in risk compared with teachers, physiotherapists and dentists.
Why vegetarians have 20% higher chance of suffering stroke than meat eaters
Vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke than meat-eaters, researchers have found. Oxford University scientists, who tracked nearly 50,000 people for 18 years, believe low intake of the vitamins from meat may cause the additional risk.