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Are You at Risk of Diabetes?

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Share With one in 10 adults expected to have diabetes by 2035, could you be next? Over the past 20 years, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes just in the UK has more than doubled to almost 3.5 million. This dramatic rise has put an extreme burden on the government, costing the UK £8.8 billion each year. There’s a …

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency? Get Smartified

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Share Your Wellbeing is a Labour of Love – after the commitment’s made, there’s no turning back! Catching this common condition early is key to stopping damage and problems. Vitamin B12 keeps our blood and nervous systems healthy and is vital for manufacturing DNA. Most of us get enough from our diet; our stomach acid detaches it from proteins that stop …

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Statins, Do Diabetics Need Them?

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Share These cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce heart attacks and strokes, but are they for everyone? Forty years after statins were launched, they‘re still controversial. Researchers in Britain say fewer high-risk patients have started taking them since the latest guidance from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), while people in lower-risk categories may be over-treated with statins. Why does …

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Diabetes Basics and a Certain Degree of Order

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Share Finding out you have diabetes can be scary. People with diabetes can live long healthy lives. Let’s go over some basics. This is diabetes made simple. When we eat, food travels to the stomach. Food is made up of three basic components. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats. During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, otherwise known as glucose. Here’s …

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Antioxidant Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

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ShareAlpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural molecule consisting of a five-membered cyclic disulphide and hydrocarbon tail ending with a carboxylic acid group. Hence, lipoic acid is a predominantly lipophilic molecule having an amphipathic character due to its carboxylic acid group attached to the ring structure. Lipoic acid is present in our diet mainly in animal foods such as meat …

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