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India loses stomach for the pot belly Category: DiabetesHealthHome

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1/11/11

By Rajini VaidyanathanBBC News, Mumbai

Beggar in New Delhi
India has long battled with malnutrition but rising incomes and changing diets have meant obesity and diabetes are growing problems too, challenging the long-held notion that a paunch is an indication of health.

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UAE: Diabetics told of healthy way to fast in Ramadan Category: ConsumerDiabetesFood ProductionHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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28/7/11 www.thenational.ae

Zaineb Al Hassani

DUBAI // Ali Abutalib says Ramadan is his “healthiest” month of the year.

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Study: Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed ‘can be reversed’ Category: DiabetesHome

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24/6/11  BBC News

Going on an extreme diet to lose excess fat could help some people get rid of diabetes.

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Chronic illness is the ‘biggest killer’, says WHO Category: DiabetesHealthHeartHomeIndustry News UK & WorldStroke

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27/4/11 www.bbc.co.uk/

Woman smoking

The report said smoking was one of the leading causes of noncommunicable disease

Chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organization.

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Diet ‘can reverse kidney failure’ in mice with diabetes Category: DiabetesHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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24/3/11 www.bbc.co.uk

Fried breakfast
The ketogenic diet is 87% fat

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Pure One™ by Source-Omega Labels Pan-CulturalUS: Omega-3 Oil as Kosher-Vegan Complementary Medicine for Diabetics Category: DiabetesHomeIndustry News UK & World

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15/4/11  Press release

Pure One™ is certified and registered for multi-cultural and multinational distribution, validated for complementary clinical use in a Diabetic, available for private labeling.

Pure One™ by Source-Omega Labels Pan-Cultural Omega-3 Oil as Kosher-Vegan Complementary Medicine for Diabetics

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Not all trans fats are created equal Category: DiabetesFood ProductionHealthHeart

29/3/11 www.drbriffa.com

‘Trans-fatty acids’ can be formed in the processing of fats. They usually start out life as a vegetable oil, which is then treated in a multi-stage process to, say, solidify it and extend its shelf life. The word ‘trans’ refers to the chemical shape of these molecules. In general terms, these fats are a different shape to fats found naturally in nature, which usually have a different – ‘cis’ – shape. Trans fats have been linked with a variety of health issues including enhanced risk of cardiovascular disease [1-4] and diabetes [5-7]. 

However, trans fats can be found in nature too. For example, butter contains trans fatty acid. The food industry sometimes refers to this fact, I suspect in an attempt to suggest that the industrially-produced trans fats that they put in foods are somehow ’natural’ too. But are the trans-fats found in nature the same as those that are formed in a factory?

Actually, industrially produced and naturally occurring trans fats have different chemical structures: industrially-produced trans fats are predominantly monounsaturated trans fats of which something known as ‘elaidic acid’ is a major component. Trans fats found naturally in food, on the other hand, are mainly to be found in the form of very different fats known as ‘trans vaccenic acid’ and ‘conjugated linoleic acids’. Do these differences reflect on their impact on health?

This week saw the publication of a study that assessed the relationship between trans fats and heart disease in the form of a meta-analysis (lumping together of similar studies) [8]. The authors of this study amassed evidence from eight studies. Higher total trans fat intake was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and risk of death from heart disease.

Taken separately, neither natural nor industrial trans fat was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of heart disease. However, the trends were for industrial trans fat to be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, while natural trans fat was associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Taken as a whole, these results do point the finger of suspicion towards industrial trans fat, but away from those that are naturally occurring.

Previous evidence has also not found a link between naturally-occurring trans fat intake and enhanced risk of heart disease [9].

Overall, the evidence is consistent with the idea that food elements that have been in the diet a long time are going to be generally better for the body than new foods. Industrially produced trans fats have been in the diet in meaningful amounts for a few decades. Naturally occurring trans fats, on the other hand, have been in the diet forever.

References:

1. Pedersen JI, et al. Adipose tissue fatty acids and risk of myocardial infarc¬tion — A case-control study. Eur J Clin Nutr 2000:54:618-625

2. Ascherio A, et al. Dietary fat and risk of coronary heart disease in men: Cohort follow up study in the United States. BMJ 1996:313:84-90

3. Hu FB, et al. Dietary fat intake and the risk of coro¬nary heart disease in women. N EngI J Med 1997:337:1491-1499

4. Oomen CM, et al. Association between trans fatty acid intake and 10-year risk of coronary heart disease in the Zutphen Elder¬ly Study: A prospective population-based study. Lancet 2001357:746751

5. Christiansen E, et al. Intake of a diet high in trans monounsaturated fatty acids or saturated fatty acids. Effects on postprandial insulinemia and glycemia in obese patients with NIDDM. Diabetes Care l997;20:88l-887

6. Alstrup KK, et al. Differential effects of cis and trans fatty acids on insulin release from isolated mouse islets. Metabolism I 999:48:22-29

7. Salméron J, et al. Dietary fat intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Am J Clin Nutr 2001;73:1019-1026

8. Bendsen NT, et al. Consumption of industrial and ruminant trans fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2011 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]

9. Jakobsen MU, et al. Intake of ruminant trans fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease. Int J Epidemiol. 2008;37(1):173-82

 

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Food that do not contain trans fat and Food with added trans fat. Category: ConsumerDiabetesFood ProductionHealthHeart

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US: Type 2 diabetes surges in people younger than 20 Category: DiabetesHome

21/3/11  www.washingtonpost.com

By Susan Brink
Kaiser Health News

John Perrone, 15, who has Type 2 diabetes, lifts weights at home in Winchester, Va. As an Eagle Scout project, he has developed a PowerPoint presentation on the disease that is aimed at youngsters.
John Perrone, 15, who has Type 2 diabetes, lifts weights at home in Winchester, Va. As an Eagle Scout project, he has developed a PowerPoint presentation on the disease that is aimed at youngsters.(For The Washington Post)
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Early-warning diabetes test hope Category: DiabetesHome

21/3/11  www.bbc.co.uk/

Blood test
Blood is collected and analysed to estimate future risk

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UK: Diabetes UK releases interactive CD for the South Asian community Category: DiabetesHealthHome

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26/2/11 www.diabetes.org.uk

Diabetes UK has released a free interactive CD-ROM about Type 2 diabetes tailored towards the South Asian community, to help people better manage their diabetes and ultimately improve their quality of life.

There are more than two million South Asian people living in the UK today (of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent), which represents around four per cent of the total population. South Asian people who live in the UK are up to six times more likely to have diabetes than the White population.

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Diabetes article coming soon…

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