Pancreas

Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

…syndrome X). The unifying link in both of these disorders is insulin resistance. When the cells resist insulin’s signals to let glucose in, the pancreas secretes higher and higher levels of insulin to get the job done. Elevated concentrations of insulin in the blood create metabolic imbalances…

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Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

…of 20 (though it can crop up at any age), results from the inability of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin. Insulin is the nutritional storage hormone. Produced in specialized beta cells located in areas of the pancreas called the Islets of Langerhans, insulin is the key that opens up cells to…

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Diabetes and Obesity

…living with diabetes, the beta cells in the pancreas make plenty of insulin—the hormone that moves glucose from the blood into the cells—but the cells are unresponsive to insulin’s actions. This leads to a rise in blood sugar. The pancreas responds by churning out more insulin, and…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…presence of glucose (sugar) prompts the pancreas to secrete insulin, which signals the cells to let nutrients inside. Unfortunately, inactivity, poor diet, and particularly excess weight reduce the cells’ sensitivity to these signals, so the pancreas is forced to churn out more and more…

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Special Note About Type 1 Diabetes

…juvenile diabetes because it usually appears before the age of 20 (though it can present itself at any age). It results from the inability of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin. While the vast majority of people living with diabetes are suffering from the type 2 variety, it is important to…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

…consumption in childhood can contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes. Certain proteins in milk resemble molecules on the beta cells of the pancreas that secrete insulin. In some cases the immune system makes antibodies to the milk protein that mistakenly attack and destroy the beta cells.…

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Going Beyond Water To Stay Hydrated & Healthy

…on blood sugar levels. Furthermore, it is a great source of lycopene, which has been shown to help prevent cancer of the prostate, lung, stomach, pancreas, and colon. Now it’s your turn: Which of these beverages do you drink? You May Also Be Interested In: * Going Beyond Water To Stay Hydrated…

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Tips for Preventing Cancer

…aspirin’s protective effects in colorectal cancer. This study, however, demonstrated that it also decreased death from cancer of the pancreas, brain, stomach and prostate as well as adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and lung. Equally important, long-term follow-up revealed that aspirin’s…

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The Many Health Benefits of Garlic

…people who eat garlic often have a lower risk of developing different types of cancers, including malignancies of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast. Other studies reveal that the more garlic one consumes, the lower the risk of developing colorectal and stomach cancer. Clinical…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid, kidney, liver, or pancreas. Although some of these factors are beyond your control, there are measures you can take to promote strong bones and avoid becoming another…

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10 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…Sign #2 of Hidden Health Problems: Yellowing Skin Yellowing skin is most likely jaundice and signals a serious health problem with the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. This should absolutely be checked out by a physician. A mild yellowish tint, however, may indicate a vitamin B12 deficiency, which…

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