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Rigorous diet can put Type 2 diabetes into remission, study finds

Rigorous diet can put Type 2 diabetes into remission, study finds

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Some people with Type 2 diabetes were able to put the disease in remission without medication by following a rigorous diet plan, according to a study published today in the Lancet medical journal. "Our findings suggest that even if you have had Type 2 diabetes for six years, putting the disease into remission is feasible," Michael Lean, a professor from the University of Glasgow in Scotland who co-led the study, said in a statement. The researchers looked at 149 participants who have had Type 2 diabetes for up to six years and monitored them closely as they underwent a liquid diet that provided only 825 to 853 calories per day for three to five months. The participants were then reintroduced to solid food and maintained a structured diet until the end of the yearlong study. The researc...
This Type of Alcohol Makes You Feel Sexy, According to Science

This Type of Alcohol Makes You Feel Sexy, According to Science

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Spirits—like vodka, gin, whiskey and other hard alcohols—were linked to a range of strong feelings. If you’re trying to wind down after a long day, wine may help you relax, a new study suggests. But if you’re more in the mood to feel sexy and confident, order spirits instead.A group of researchers in the U.K. set out to determine whether different types of alcohol prompt different emotional responses among drinkers. They used data from almost 30,000 people who responded to the Global Drug Survey, a yearly international poll about drug and alcohol habits around the world, and published their results in the British Medical Journal.Spirits — like vodka, gin, whiskey and other hard alcohols — were linked to a range of strong feelings. They were most likely bring up n
The Best Healthy Snacks That Satisfy Every Type of Craving

The Best Healthy Snacks That Satisfy Every Type of Craving

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1. SoulSprout Almond Butter Truffles: Truffles that are good for you—yum! Made with sprouted almonds (so they’re easier to digest), cacao powder, dates, and a few other natural ingredients, these offer indulgence without the sugar crash—there are only seven grams of sugar in two. ($ 4 for 2 oz.; amazon.com) Per 2 tru es: 140 Calories, 10g Fat, 3g Fiber, 5g Pro.2. RXBAR: You don’t have to squint to read the ingredient list—it’s printed in large type, right on the front. And why not, when there are only nuts, fruit, egg whites, and spices? In tasty flavors like mint chocolate, maple sea salt, peanut butter, and mixed berry, these gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free bars will satisfy everyone. ($ 2.50 for a 1.83-oz. bar; amazon.com) 210 Calories, 9g Fat, 6g Fiber, 12g Pro.3. Thunderk
Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

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People with the very highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes.Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said this would cover 1.7m people in England.The programmes help people to change their diet and do more exercise.The guidance reaffirms that all adults over 40 should go and see their GP for a diabetes risk assessment.Adults with conditions such as obesity, stroke or high blood pressure and high-risk ethnic minority groups are also encouraged to go for an assessment.Weight loss helpLast year, NHS England and Public Health England developed an NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in response to the guidance.This means that in many parts of the country those at high risk are referre...