Lifestyle Changes Decrease Chances of Type 2 Diabetes
Making lifestyle changes can decrease the chances of type 2 diabetes, says one published in the Annals of Internal Medicine . According to scientists at the Blood Institute and National Cancer Institute in the United States, every new healthy habit such as physical activity, diet and smoking cessation further reduces the risk Diabetes is a metabolic syndrome of multiple origin, due to lack of insulin and / or the inability of insulin to adequately exert its effects. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and is responsible for maintaining glucose metabolism. The lack of this hormone causes a deficit in the metabolism of glucose and, consequently, diabetes. The problem is characterized by high rates of blood sugar (hyperglycemia) on a permanent basis. Type 2 diabetes The study had the participation of 200 thousand people, aged between 50 and 71 years, who were diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease. In the period between 1995 and 1996, participants' behavior was observed, as well as the risk factors for developing diabetes.
The authors divided the participants into diet, weight, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption. They found that people who controlled at least one of the risk factors had a decrease of up to 31% against diabetes. In addition, individuals who controlled all five factors had protection of up to 81%.
Cinnamon, exotic and flavoring spice may be an element that helps in the treatment and prevention of diabetes, is the A substance found in cinnamon extract, the polyphenol MHCP, would reproduce the action of insulin in cells, helping to lower blood glucose levels (sugar), which would make the condiment a great ally in the control of type 2 diabetes.
According to the nutritionist of
, Roberta Stella, in type 2 diabetes there is insulin production, but the amount is not enough to absorb glucose from the blood. "So the control of sugar intake is so important," says Roberta.
The researcher explains that the direct action of the spice on the hormone's functioning would facilitate the treatment of the disease. Patients with type 2 diabetes, who consumed half a teaspoon of cinnamon extract per day for three years, were tested. Overall, all patients had reduced blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of the disease.
Scholars of the Institute of Technology Massachusetts, in Cambridge, United States came to this conclusion after a study done in mice, where clusters of amyloid proteins were developed and they eventually lost their memory, just as it does with humans with Alzheimer's. To verify this, the scientists placed a box that shocked the mice. While the mice in the control group learned to fear the box, those with the disease continued to go to it.
For researchers, this may be a technique to re-stimulate memory in humans with the disease. However, as the mechanism of the disease was otherwise created in rats. In addition, we need to think of other ways to create this process of light stimulation in humans. Still, the research may bring a new perspective to Alzheimer's researchers.
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