Study Shows Goldenseal May Interact with Metformin and Compromise Glucose Control

Diabetic patients taking the natural product goldenseal while taking the prescription drug metformin may be unwittingly sabotaging efforts to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, as reported in a study published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Metformin was included in a cocktail of selected drugs given to participants inRead

Results of Fasting and Energy-Restricted Diets on Leptin and Adiponectin Levels in Humans

Fasting and energy-restricted diets have been evaluated in several studies as a means of improving cardiometabolic biomarkers related to body fat loss. However, further investigation is required to understand potential alterations of leptin and adiponectin concentrations. Thus, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to derive a more precise estimateRead

Ketone Supplement Drink Mimics Ketogenic Diet

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With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus suggests that ketone supplement monoester drinks, a popular new food supplement, may help do exactly that. “There has been a lot of excitement and interest inRead

Strong Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Mortality

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The research was conducted by Dr. Rodrig Marculescu and colleagues at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. It analyzed the effects of low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) levels in the blood on overall and cause-specific mortality in a large study cohort covering all age groups and taken from a population withRead

Free-Patient Cookbook and Study on Mediterranean Diet during Pregnancy to Reduce Gestational Diabetes and Pre-eclampsia Risk

A simple Mediterranean diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and the University ofRead