Number Of Obese Years A Cause Of Sleep Disturbance

Not sleeping well and wondering why? Your weight gained over the years may be the cause! Your weight at a young age and weight gain thereafter may be the reason of sleep disturbance in later life, says a study published in the journal Sleep. Sweden researchers have shown the effect of body mass index (BMI) at a young age and weight gain over years of sleep disturbance in later life. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat of an individual based on their height and weight. The study is…

Syndrome X (Insulin Resistance) – Is It Killing You?

Americans are infatuated with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, although in truth, most Americans eat a high-carbohydrate and high-fat diet. Over the years, our diet has taken its toll, and many of us have become less and less sensitive to our insulin as a result. Insulin is basically a storage hormone that drives sugar into the cell to be utilized or stored as fat. The body desires to control our blood sugars. Therefore, when the body becomes less sensitive to its own insulin, it compensates by making more insulin. In other…

11 Reasons to Have a Cup of Coffee RIGHT NOW!

The brew can boost your health in some seriously surprising ways     Coffee is one hell of a drug. Every morning, you stumble down to the kitchen a bleary-eyed, bed-headed grump, but as soon as you chug some java, you’re ready to walk out your door with a big bounce in your step. If you’re like 59 percent of Americans, you can’t get through your day without guzzling at least one cup of Joe. But beyond the obvious pick-me-up that coffee provides, you also see a slew of other…

Are You A Sugar Addict?

Many people are sugar addicts. What exactly is the definition of a sugar addict? Primarily, it is someone who loves to eat anything sweet. If you are a sugar addict, you better take heed of what I am saying here, for it may save your life. You may not know this, but much of the food you see on the shelves today contains refined sugars and other overly processed ingredients. Most people eat as much as 63 kilos of sugar a year and get another 18% of their calories from…

Closed Loop System

The artificial beta cell or closed-loop insulin delivery system expands on the concept of sensor responsive insulin delivery. The closed-loop system differs from conventional pump therapy as the former uses a control algorithm that autonomously and continually increases and decreases the subcutaneous delivery of insulin on the basis of real-time sensor glucose levels. There have been extensive studies in a controlled laboratory setting of a closed system; however, the real challenge sets in when the same device is used by patients at home. A study published in the New England…