A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2
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Q: Is there any difference between red and white wine when it comes to health?
A: There is debate about the benefits of drinking red wine versus white. Comparisons show more similarities than differences, but research has uncovered some interesting clues. A basic nutrient comparison shows each contains the same 127
Are you always hungry? Have you gained weight despite cutting calories? Or, do you frequently experience stomach problems? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could be experiencing high blood sugar symptoms.
You’ve heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is based in part on studies showing that breakfast can help jumpstart your metabolism for the day and on studies that have demonstrated an association between skipping breakfast and being overweight. As you fast overnight,
You may take a statin to help improve your cholesterol profile, but research suggests that there may be additional benefits, as well as some potential risks, to go along with these widely prescribed medications.
Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. The
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
Many people with diabetes do not even know they have it, according to The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Approximately 29 million Americans have the disease and almost 28 percent are undiagnosed, with the biggest group being those age 65 and older.
The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, recent data suggests. So, the critical question for everyone is: How do you get diabetes? A number of underlying factors are to blame for the global upswing in diabetes cases.
To avoid becoming part of the statistics, it’s vital to understand
If you struggle with a sweet tooth, you may have heard of the sugar-buster herb, gymnema sylvestre. This fascinating herb contains gymnemic acids which, when placed directly on your tongue, actually fill the sugar receptors in your taste buds, blocking your ability to taste sweetness.
Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems