Sleep Apnea Induced By Insulin Resistance

A growing body of evidence points to insulin resistance in humans as one cause of sleep apnea. When researchers fed nonobese rats a high-fat diet they developed insulin resistance and sleep apnea.  A second group of rats fed the same diet but given metformin (which increases insulin receptor sensitivity), prevented the elevated insulin levels and the sleep apnea.PositiveTip: Choose…

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Stepping It Up Reduces Diabetes Risk

Australian research has revealed that 10,000 steps per day (about 5 miles) not only reduces the risk of diabetes, but it also decreased their body mass index (BMI). At the start of this study the steps walked by almost 600 participants were measured. Then 5 years later they were again tested. Those who increased their…

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