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British scientists dispel myths about metabolically healthy obesity

Scientists at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Applied Health Research have published new findings that discredit myths around the so-called metabolically healthy obesity phenotype. Read the whole article on: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2017/may/british-scientists-dispel-myths-about-metabolically-healthy-obesity-90494169.html

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Low glycemic index diet found to lower health threats from high blood pressure

A new review of a dozen randomised controlled trials has found that a lower glycemic index (GI) diet proves effective for reducing blood pressure and, by extension, reducing heart disease risks. Read the whole article on: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2017/may/low-glycemic-index-diet-found-to-lower-health-threats-from-high-blood-pressure-99369714.html  

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Early heart attacks signs are being missed by hospitals in England, says study

Up to one in six people in England have died from a heart attack in hospitals in England after doctors missed vital early signs of the condition, according to new findings. Read the whole article on http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2017/mar/early-heart-attacks-signs-are-being-missed-by-hospitals-in-england,-says-study-93841175.html

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Diabetic Neuropathies

What are diabetic neuropathies? Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness -loss of feeling- in the hands, arms, feet, and legs...

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Why Blood Pressure Matters

Yes, uncontrolled high blood pressure (HBP) can injure or kill you. It’s sometimes called “the silent killer” because HBP has no symptoms, so you may not be aware that it’s damaging your arteries, heart and other organs. Possible health consequences that can happen over time when high blood pressure is left untreated include: Damage to the..

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Arterial blood gas analysis

In humans the respiratory system and the circulatory system work hand in hand to supply the cells with oxygen and dispose of carbon dioxide. The gas exchange takes place in the lungs following a concentration gradient. O2 is taken up via the alveoli as its partial pressure in the venous blood is lower than in..

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