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Coffee Byproducts Could Fight Inflammation

The benefits of coffee don’t stop at drinking that dark, delicious beverage. The byproducts collected in making coffee might possess useful substances. Even if the study is still in its initial stages, its results indicate that silverskin and husks discarded by coffee manufacturers may have health and environmental benefits. To bring out the coffee bean, coffee growers should first peel off the husk, which is the hard outer covering. They also remove the silverskin, which is the thin layer that protects the seed. In a normal harvest, growers just leave the husks out there in the field. The discarded materials are rich in chlorogenic acid, caffeine, and tannins, which are known to be dangerous to the environment. Coffee producers end up with approximately 0.68 tons of coffee waste, which ma...

The Surprising Role of Fat in Diabetes

At least twenty years ago, researchers acknowledged that the action of PKCɛ (Protein Kinase C epsilon) causes diabetes. Based on their results, this liver enzyme impedes insulin activity on various insulin receptors. After this study, others followed, showing that cutting out the PKCɛ gene protected rodents from insulin resistance and glucose intolerance when they were on a high-fat diet. Just recently a brand new study spearheaded by Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer (associate professor, Garvan Institute of Medical Research) discovered that the liver is not responsible for spreading the enzyme’s detrimental effects or for activating it in the first place. The true culprit is the fat tissue found in your body. That is why obesity is a well-known aggravating risk factor for Type II diabetes. This la...

Medical Alert System

Health Benefits of Apple and Medical Alert System Why rely on Apple for your health concerns? Well, innovation seems like a good enough reason to start. Not only does the popularity of the Apple company brand and its well-known reputation speak as a credential in itself, but at the same time, it’s important to understand that in the evolution of the business, it has ushered in plenty of alert system technologies that function to alert a user of any potentially detrimental conditions that prove very consequential if taken lightly. The health benefits of apple and medical alert system can be explored in probably one of their most popular yet underrated products, and that is the apple watch four. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine contributor Paul Hseih mentioned in his article, “...

ARE SWEETS OKAY FOR DIABETICS?

Of course, they are, but diabetic patients should always see them as treats. This means they should just eat them in small amounts. Carbohydrate intake of diabetic patients depend on the person’s weight loss goals, the person’s level of activity, and the person’s aim to lower blood sugar levels. The experts at the American Diabetes Association said that diabetic patient can still eat any type of sweets as long as they exercise and follow a healthy diet. Sweets can be accommodated for just as they are in those without diabetes. Reading food packaging labels helps diabetic patients know how certain food items affect their blood sugar levels. Though these items are labeled no added sugar or sugar-free, patients should still be careful because they could just be propaganda. It is best to stick...

LOSING 6 HOURS OF SLEEP INCREASES RISK FOR DIABETES

Yes, there is a link between diabetes and sleep. Inadequate restful slumber is not beneficial for the mind and the body. People who do not sleep enough tend to gain weight and become less active. Experts also say that this bad habit brings about diabetes. Scientists used mice in the study. When the small animals were kept awake for six hours during their usual sleep time, and given high amounts of food, water, and sugar, the mice had an increase in insulin resistance. Experts think that the cause of this elevation is the increased amount of fat in the liver. Authors of the study conclude that even if there are significant changes in diet and physical activity, sleep deprivation is a significant diabetes risk factor. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323004.php

HIGHER RISK OF TYPE I DIABETES IN NEONATES IF MOMS EAT GLUTEN WHILE PREGNANT

Being a responsible eater during pregnancy determines the health of the developing fetus. Experts specializing in diabetes still do not know the exact cause of Type I diabetes. Yet studies show that eating a lot of gluten while pregnant promotes the development of this disease in infants. The study involved female Danish participants who agreed to have their food intake monitored weekly. The researchers analyzed based on the total calorie intake, age, pre-pregnancy weight, and socioeconomic status. Eating barley, wheat, and rye are rich in gluten. If the expectant mother is not mindful of her diet, she could highly likely give birth to a diabetic baby. Despite the results of the study, some experts still believe that these results should be confirmed first before recommending a gluten-free...

CRISPR GENE EDITING AND STEM CELLS FOR TYDIABETES TREATMENTS?

CRISPR will pay ViaCyte to treat Type I Diabetes in the most unconventional way. ViaCyte will utilize the stem cells to create special pancreatic cells. They are not cells that are compatible with the patient’s individual cells. The introduction of these special cells might trigger a rejection attack from the immune system. This is where CRISPR’s gene-editing technology steps in. The said tech intends to change the special pancreatic cells into non-threatening ones. When this happens, the patient’s immune system will not attack them anymore. CRISPR believes that their partnership with ViaCyte will accelerate their regenerative medicine efforts. This will hopefully bring forth long-term opportunities for them. This venture with ViaCyte will produce less expensive Type I Diabetes treatments,...