Diabetic Liver Disease

Can People Living With Diabetes Drink Alcohol?

…and insulin. For most people dealing with diabetes, however, alcohol consumption can be a double-edged sword—that’s why drinking in moderation is your best bet. Too much alcohol can lead to serious health conditions, including liver disease. And for some people, even one drink is too…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Research Proves Vitamin E Benefits Additional research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes have a gene variation (haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2 gene) that increases oxidative stress and doubles or triples their risk of cardiovascular disease.

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A New Study Suggests Diabetes Drugs Can Damage Your Vision

…Internal Medicine, followed more than 103,000 people with type 2 diabetes over the course of decade. Researchers found that those taking Avandia, Actos, and other similar medications had two to three times the risk of developing diabetic macular edema, fluid retention in the eyes that can cause…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

…niacin can impact blood sugar control, and shouldn’t be used by people with liver disease. 2. Eat a Low-Fat Diet: Numerous studies have shown that a low-fat diet can not only help prevent heart disease, but can also help reverse it. I recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes,…

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3 Healing Herbs

…Other conditions that benefit from the use of curcumin include GI disorders such as Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, diabetes, liver disease, cancer, circulation problems, high levels of cholesterol and other lipids, and cystic fibrosis. It even appears to have anti-aging…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…and an increased risk of kidney stones. * Contributes to NAFLD. Excessive fructose consumption has also been implicated in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition most common in overweight people with metabolic syndrome. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever noticed a change in your…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…important because unlike LDL, which builds up in the plaque deposited in diseased arteries, HDL escorts cholesterol out of the arteries to the liver. Therefore, a low HDL level is an independent risk factor for heart disease. In a placebo-controlled clinical trial, Italian researchers gave either…

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The Lowdown on Statin Drugs

…Drugs: Increased Risk of Diabetes One of the conditions statin use is linked to is diabetes, which is a far more serious risk factor for heart disease than high cholesterol—particularly for postmenopausal women, whose likelihood of being diagnosed with diabetes increases by 71 percent! The…

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How to Curb Alcohol Cravings Naturally

…control their cravings for alcohol as if they caused their disease. Group counseling is typically the only “treatment” offered, which makes about as much sense as using group counseling to lower the blood sugar of people with diabetes. Yet, per Dr. Williams’ study mentioned above,…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…because they deplete coenzyme Q10 and are associated with increased risk of memory loss and other cognitive problems, diabetes, heart failure, muscle pain and weakness, and liver damage. Furthermore, along with the extended-release niacin, participants received another drug (laropiprant) designed…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…and diabetes. Coconut oil does raise cholesterol—but it increases HDL cholesterol, which is a good thing because a high HDL level reduces risk of heart attack and stroke. Granted, no large clinical trials have been conducted to see if this translates into protection against heart disease, but…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…When it comes to medical tests and screenings, a simple blood test can reveal a tremendous amount about your risk for heart attack and diabetes, immune and liver function, and more. I recommend getting a complete baseline blood workup and periodic rechecks if you’re monitoring a specific…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…facilitates fat burning in the liver, thus preventing obesity—the number-one risk factor for type 2 diabetes. * A high coffee intake reduces the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease—another common condition found in people with obesity and diabetes. Heart Health Benefits of Coffee…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…insulin resistance and weight gain. Unfortunately, the fallout doesn’t end here. Insulin resistance is linked to increased risk of fatty liver disease, gout, polycystic ovary syndrome, memory loss, and some types of cancer. But there’s an upside. Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome…

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