Photo: An example of one of the trial meals with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased protein and fat content; Copyright: University of Copenhagen

Reduced carbohydrate intake improves type 2 diabetics' ability to regulate blood sugar

16.08.2019

Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. This is shown by a recent study conducted at Bispebjerg Hospital in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen.
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Positive effect of music and dance on dementia

12.08.2019

Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago, New Zealand, pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia.
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Gestational diabetes: diet and exercise do not reduce the risk

05.08.2019

The assumption that minimising weight gain in obese pregnant women is advantageous for avoiding gestational diabetes has not been borne out. Indeed, it might even be detrimental to the mother and the unborn child to restrict carbohydrate intake during pregnancy.
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Family experience influences diabetes risk

02.08.2019

African American families not only share a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes, but many myths and misconceptions about the disease are often passed on from one generation to the next.
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How and why resistance training is imperative for older adults

29.07.2019

For many older adults, resistance training may not be part of their daily routine, but a new position statement suggests it is vital to improving their health and longevity.
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Older adults' independence is most significant factor for vulnerability in hot weather

15.07.2019

Efforts to support older people during extreme heat should focus on those who lack independence or have pre-existing health issues, according to an expert from the University of Warwick.
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