Natural olive compound aids weight loss and regulates blood sugar

A compound that occurs naturally in olives has been found to lower blood sugar levels and ramp up weight loss in rapid time, mimicking the effects of drugs such as diabetes medications liraglutide and metformin. This opens the door for developing safe,… Continue reading Natural olive compound aids weight loss and regulates blood sugar

‘Ozempic drugs’ reduce obesity-associated cancer risk by up to 65%

Only last week, we reported on one of the few negative stories about semaglutide, a member of the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1s or GLP-1RAs) that are used to treat diabetes and/or weight loss.Continue Reading… Continue reading ‘Ozempic drugs’ reduce obesity-associated cancer risk by up to 65%

Ozempic associated with up to 7x increased risk of rare ‘eye stroke’

Better known as the antidiabetic-slash-weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, semaglutide has become something of a ‘wonder drug,’ with research regularly discovering its additional medical benefits. However, a new study has found that the drug potentia… Continue reading Ozempic associated with up to 7x increased risk of rare ‘eye stroke’

Protein and fat can trigger insulin production even more than carbs

As food is digested and nutrients released, islet cells in the pancreas secrete insulin to usher blood sugar into the body’s cells to be used as energy. The major driver of insulin secretion is glucose, produced when carbohydrates are broken down. Howe… Continue reading Protein and fat can trigger insulin production even more than carbs

Late-night light raises your type 2 diabetes risk by up to 67%

In a massive study of 85,000 people, scientists at Flinders University have found that night-time exposure to light increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, independent of daytime activities.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Flin… Continue reading Late-night light raises your type 2 diabetes risk by up to 67%

Blood sugar goes low and stays low with exercise at this time of day

It’s no surprise that regular exercise can improve a variety of health metrics. But a new study shows that when you work out is as important as exercise itself, especially when it comes to controlling your blood sugar levels.Continue ReadingCategory: H… Continue reading Blood sugar goes low and stays low with exercise at this time of day

Oral insulin drops under the tongue could replace diabetes injections

Diabetics sick of daily injections may have renewed hope for a less invasive alternative. Scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new delivery method for insulin where users just place a few drops under their tongue.Cont… Continue reading Oral insulin drops under the tongue could replace diabetes injections