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When sugar and high GI foods become your no. 1 enemy

When it comes to discussing cardiovascular disease, we’re more often than not warned about cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle or excess weight ... Nutritionists and cardiologists simply recommend “avoiding all fats” – unless they have taken the time to update themselves with the latest scientific advances in...
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Glycation, a little-known mechanism of ageing

Glycation is the third - and least-known - of the fundamental mechanisms of ageing, after oxidation and hormonal decline. Our bodies are under threat not only from ‘rusting’, ‘rancidity’, and atrophy of our glands, but also from insidious caramelisation of our proteins, resulting from chronically high blood sugar levels. Glycation,...
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The incredibly versatile benefits of turmeric (2/2)

In India, turmeric is used to treat a wide variety of ailments including gastrointestinal problems, inflammation, headaches, infections and colds. It is turmeric’s curcuminoid content, particularly curcumin, which is responsible for its numerous and wide-ranging health benefits. From improving digestive function and supporting liver detox processes, to conferring powerful anti-inflammatory...
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Pyridoxamine, an AGE-formation inhibitor

A number of studies have shown that pyridoxamine is an effective inhibitor of the formation of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) and that it helps delay the development of certain complications of diabetes . Pyridoxamine is one of three natural forms of vitamin B6, the other two being pyridoxine and pyridoxal....
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Diabetes linked to melatonin deficiency

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that inadequate secretion of melatonin is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The risk was more than double in those with the lowest levels. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5 methoxytryptamin) is naturally produced by the pineal gland...
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