Snacking on almonds in the morning can help lower cholesterol, glucose

Snacking on almonds in the morning can help lower cholesterol, glucose

A morning snack of almonds may reduce total cholesterol, and improve the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar in breakfast-skipping college students, a study claims. Many college students tend to skip meals, mostly breakfast, while they transition to a more hectic independent lifestyle, said researchers from the University of California Merced in the US. According to the American Heart Association, daily breakfast consumption may decrease cardiometabolic risk factors including blood sugar and insulin metabolism, they said. “This study, the first among a college student population, shows that for those who…

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The Brain’s Need for Glucose: Low Levels Could Predict Alzheimer’s Risk

The Brain’s Need for Glucose: Low Levels Could Predict Alzheimer’s Risk

People often confuse sugar with calories but they are very different. Sugar is a glucose compound which is broken down by the process of metabolism, into simpler molecules with the release of energy. Sugar, a form of glucose is necessary for sustaining life in a living organism. Any living organism or tissue or even a cell eventually dies when the sugar level depreciates. This glucose compound helps in manufacturing energy to perform essential biological processes. Such biological processes taking place inside a living organization leads to the sustaining of respective…

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Glucose may cut induced labour duration in childbirth

Glucose may cut induced labour duration in childbirth

Administering glucosesupplements to women during childbirth, especially for the first birth, may shorten the labour time, researchers say. A prolonged labour, or a failure to progress, is a labour that takes more than 20 hours for first-time mothers and more than 14 hours for mothers who have given birth before. A prolonged labour is not only defined by the duration, it is regarded as prolonged but, when cervical dilation takes place at less than 1 centimetre per hour. Prolonged labour can be harmful to maternal and foetal health. According to…

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Contact Lenses May Soon Monitor Glucose Levels

Contact Lenses May Soon Monitor Glucose Levels

Diabetes patients may soon be able to monitor their blood sugar with contact lenses – spelling an end to painful jabs – thanks to scientists who have developed a transparent sensor. The sensor developed by the researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) in the US, uses a nanostructured transistor that can detect subtle glucose changes in physiological buffer solutions, such as the tear fluid in eyes. Researchers in the OSU said the nanostructured transistor is specifically an amorphous indium gallium oxide field effect transistor (IGZO FET). The sensors they fabricated…

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Everyday Mindfulness May Help Keep Glucose Levels Healthy

Everyday Mindfulness May Help Keep Glucose Levels Healthy

  Those who score high on mindfulness – the ability of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings – are significantly more likely than people with low scores to have healthy glucose levels, suggests new research. We all know that elevated glucose levels may increase risk of Type-2 diabetes. The researchers also sought to identify factors that might explain the connection they saw between higher mindfulness and healthier glucose levels. Their analysis of the data showed that obesity risk (mindful people are less likely to be obese) and sense…

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