The prevalence of diabetes in adults above 20 years increased from 5.5 per cent in 1990 to 7.7 per cent in 2016.
Punjab has been ranked at the top for the burden of IHDs, followed by Tamil Nadu, and vice-versa for diabetes. West Bengal was at the top position for the burden of stroke, followed by Odisha, according to the comprehensive analysis of several major non-communicable diseases.
The researchers associate pollution with diabetes by referring to previous evidence that suggest PM2.5 particles, when inhaled, reduce the body’s ability to respond to insulin.
A diabetic can eat half a mango daily. However, they should avoid having the juice. Also, they must keep a gap of an hour between having food and consuming a mango. Is it worth the risk? Totally, as it comes with innumerable health benefits.
A new study establishes women who work for more than 45 hours a week are at a higher risk of developing diabetes by 70%. However men working long hours do not face the same risk as women.
According to a recent study prescription of anti psychotic drugs to adolescents and young children can increase their risk of developing diabetes and obesity. There has to diligent monitoring of body weight while prescribing these.
Scientists have developed an oral agent which was tested on rats that is equivalent to surgery to reverse diabetes. As patients who opt for surgery remain low surgeons wish to replicate its effects on the reversal of type two diabetes using bioengineering.
It is well established that people with both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing depression, but the causes remain poorly understood. Higher levels of galectin-3 – an inflammatory protein – is the culprit.
The findings showed that a man, whose wife had a BMI of 30 kg/m2, had a 21-per cent higher risk of developing diabetes than men whose wives had a BMI of 25 kg/m2 – regardless of the man’s own BMI.
“We know that diabetes is a disease caused by inflammation. In this study, we identified the vitamin D receptor as an important modulator of both inflammation and beta cell survival,” a researcher said.
The findings, reported in the BMJ, show that artificial pancreas treatment provides almost two-and-a-half extra hours of normal blood glucose levels (normoglycaemia) a day, while reducing time in both high (hyperglycaemia) and low (hypoglycaemia) blood glucose levels.
According to the National Health Portal, India stands second on the world diabetes chart with 69.2 million cases after China with over 100 million cases.
For the study, researchers reviewed the records of 9,670 adults with 20 years of age and above who were examined by dentists during the 2009-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
According to WHO estimates, India has about 70 million diabetics and is rapidly moving towards becoming the diabetes capital of the world, even though rates of the disease are increasing across the world.
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