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Antioxidants, Blood Sugar, Type 2 Diabetes, Red Wine, Tea, Polyphenolics

Food scientists have found that certain antioxidants found in red wine and tea may help regulate the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes by inhibiting the action of alpha-glucosidase that controls the absorption of glucose from the small intestine, and protect the body from complications such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

Door To Potential Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes Opens

Researchers have identified an unsuspected role of a protein named SHP-1 that could constitute a new therapeutic path against Type 2 Diabetes.

Low-Sodium Diet Does Not Raise Blood Cholesterol Levels

Reducing the amount of sodium in a person's diet does not increase blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

‘White Coat Effect’ Has Adverse Effect on Blood Pressure Readings

GPs should not make decisions about treating patients with hypertension based on high readings of blood pressure they have taken, finds a study in this week's BMJ.

Scientists Report New Findings on the Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke

Research findings released today at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) annual meeting shed new light on the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Study: Doctors Not Always Sure When to Treat BP in People with Diabetes

A new study finds that even when people with diabetes show up in their doctor's office with a high blood pressure reading, there's only a 50-50 chance that each of them will get some sort of attention for it.

Blood Pressure Medications Not Equal, Researchers Say

A blood pressure medicine's success at lowering pressure shouldn't be the only measure of its effectiveness, say researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues in an editorial in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine.

Evidence that Sugar has a Direct Effect on Risk Factors for Heart Disease and...

Researchers have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain.

Study: Rice Bran Lowers Blood Pressure In Rats

Scientists in Japan have shown that this waste product of rice processing, called rice bran, significantly lowers blood pressure in rats whose hypertension resembles that of humans.
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New Blood Pressure Treatment May Be Superior to Current Strategies

Researchers have identified a new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy, the first in 15 years, that may offer superiority over existing medications.Researchers at the University...

Study: Room Light Before Bedtime May Impact Sleep Quality, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

According to a recent study, exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and glucose homeostasis.

“Stepped-Up” Care Improves Blood Pressure Control

A new review of evidence suggests that a "stepped-up" care approach can lower blood pressure for patients who haven't achieved good control of their hypertension.

World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.

Babies Fond of Salt Have Higher Blood Pressure, a Grandparent with Hypertension

Within three days of birth some babies exhibit a unique response to salty taste – and the response is strongest in babies who have at least one grandparent with a history of hypertension.

Study: Certain Antihypertensive Drugs May Facilitate and/or Prevent Diabetes While Others Increase Risk

Researchers have found significant differences between antihypertensive drugs and their effect on developing diabetes.

Female Hormones Found to Protect Against Harmful Effects of Fructose

Groundbreaking study in female mice links estrogen, lower blood pressure, and insulin resistance, despite a high fructose diet.

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