Diabetes

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Fig extract can benefit diabetic treatment: study

By Oliver Morrison

Botanical ingredients supplier Euromed claims a study shows that its fig extract product, called ABAlife, can lower the glycaemic index of foods, and could potentially be a treatment for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, while also help to make products...

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High-protein diets risk ‘irreversible kidney failure’, study warns

By Oliver Morrison

Avoiding carbohydrates and substituting them with proteins has become a leading dogma for all those who care for their looks and health, while high-protein diets are very often recommended to people who suffer from diabetes or who are obese. But while...

A higher intake of legumes - and in particular lentils - has been linked to a 35% reduction in type 2 diabetes risk.

Higher consumption slashes risk by 35%

Legumes linked to lower diabetes risk

By Nathan Gray

A higher total intake of legumes is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third, the long-term PREDIMED trial had concluded.

415 million people suffer from diabetes globally, with a growing number living with lifestyle & diet-driven type 2 diabetes.

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World Diabetes Day: 1000 actions to help 400+m people

By Shane Starling

Nearly 1000 actions – from screenings to policy statements to conferences and diet and lifestyle change promotion – are underway in 130+ countries as part of World Diabetes Day.

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Australia

Diabetics should be wary of paleo diet ‘hype’

By Gary Scattergood

The Australian Diabetes Society president has said people with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, arguing there have been no trials going beyond 12 weeks.

Diabetes is growing the market for sugar-free and low calorie foods in the Middle East

Diabetes changing the way the Middle East eats

By Ankush Chibber

Food and beverage companies must take note of the growing awareness of diabetes in the Middle East if they want to truly tap the market to its full potential.

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