A new study from the Netherlands finds that socially isolated people are at greater risk to develop type 2 diabetes. Therefore, social relations might help prevent diabetes.
For their study, a team of researchers from Maastricht University Medical Centre analyzed medical data from 2,861 adults aged from 40 to 75 years. They were participants in The Maastricht Study for genetic and environmental risk factors of developing type 2 diabetes. The scientists found that the participants who did not join in with club activities or associate with any social groups were 60% more likely to have prediabetes.
Lead study author Stephanie Brinkhues says: “We are the first to determine the association of a broad range of social network characteristics – such as social support, network size, or type of relationships – with different stages of type 2 diabetes. Our findings support the idea that resolving social isolation may help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.”
According to a new study from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, employees who mix their professional and personal lives feel more emotionally exhausted and have the lower sense of well-being than people who maintain a clear separation between work and personal lives.
For the study, a team of researchers analyzed the data of 1,916 employees from German-speaking countries where about 50% worked least 40 hours per week.
Study co-author Ariane Wepfer of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich, says: “Employees who integrated work into their non-work life reported being more exhausted because they recovered less. This lack of recovery activities furthermore explains why people who integrate their work into the rest of their lives have a lower sense of well-being.”
The number of people who develop diabetes of the second type grows daily in the world.
The main reason for the development of diabetes mellitus is a violation of carbohydrate metabolism, caused by insufficiency of pancreatic hormone production of insulin hormone. Here we will describe which main habits that may lead to this disease. Especially, it’s worth to check for those who have diabetics in the family as already inherently predisposed to the disease.
1. Lack of sleep
Studies of Japanese scientists have shown that lack of sleep creates comfortable conditions for increasing the content of fatty acids in the blood, which is a pre-diabetic condition.
2. Depression and stress
During many years of observation, scientists found that a high level of stress also leads to the onset of diabetes. German researchers, in particular, learned that serious stress, especially the one involving work, increases the risk of developing diabetes by 45%.
3. Simple carbohydrates in your diet
The body absorbs simple carbohydrates almost instantly, causing an attack of glycemia, that is, sharply increase the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
4. Excess fat in your diet
Almost all patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus are obese. As it turned out as a result of many years of research, the high level of fat in your food disrupts metabolic processes.
5. Sedentary lifestyle
Physical activity causes the consumption of glycogen, which, thanks to carbohydrates, is stored by the body in muscles, liver and other organs. The higher the physical activity, the higher the level of glycogen in the tissues, which leads to an increase in the person’s energy potential.
A group of Turkish scientists found a link between the blood group and the risk of impotence. According to the findings of the study, men who have a blood group O suffer from erectile dysfunction much less. It is noted that about 44 % of men have this blood type.
To their study, specialists connected 350 men, followed by observations over a long period. As a result, it turned out that the owners of the O blood group suffered from problems with erection much less often than men with other blood groups.
Data show that 16 % of the cases of this dysfunction in men with the O blood group account for 42 % of cases in representatives with a second blood group.
Scientists note that at present objective conclusions are difficult to make. However, the observed four-fold difference, in their opinion, is quite significant, and it can not be completely written off for coincidence.
Do you feel like you don’t fit in your old jeans and spring is coming so it won’t be possible to hide it under warm coat?
Yes, not only women are concerned about their shape but men as well, especially young one.
Few extra kilos may destroy your comfort and rob your vitality. Getting your normal healthy weight back is the best fitness programme. Also, you may know that overweight increase a risk of diabetes type 2, heart attack and come cancers.
In contrast men have a greater potential for success because of a larger amount of muscle compared to women.
More muscle you have a higher resting energy expenditure (REE) you acquire. Men’s higher REE (idle) means they burn more kilojoules than women, even at rest. Having more muscle also means their total energy expenditure (TEE) is higher.
Here are 6 things that related to burning kilojoules for men:
- Set how many kilojoules you need per day
- Explore how many kilojoules in your food and drinks
- Find out how many exercises you need to do.
- Stay away from fad diets
- Be aware of distraction
- Plan ahead
For learning more precisely about each point, please follow the link to the source.
For a long time, scientists and physicians from around the world are trying to deal with the formation of unsightly scars on the skin of patients after the surgery. However, employees of the University of Pennsylvania have figured out how to make the wounds to heal up without the formation of such defects on the skin. This innovation makes possible to conduct operations, including plastic surgery, without visible consequences.
During experiments, it was found that getting rid of scars can be achieved by converting the cells in the wound, in adipotsidy ie fat cells. In almost all cases, they are lost during the healing period and the appearance of the scar, but a healthy skin has many of them. During post surgery recovery a large number of myofibroblasts can be found at the wound site that contributes to scar tissue.
Scientists have decided to attempt to change the myofibroblasts, by converting them into fat cells, which in turn makes it possible to stop the process of scarring during healing. Specialists get a hold of the regeneration of hair follicles. Certain signals are going through them which carry out the restoration of fat cells in the skin.
Basing on these studies it was concluded that in the wound healing process the hair follicles develop first, which are the basis of transformation of myofibroblasts in the fat cells. In case of absence of follicles it is impossible to obtain such a component, and their presence increases the possibility that the wound will be tightened without a scar. Similar results in the near future will have a huge impact on the development of medicine and allow the patient to forget about unpleasant reminder of the surgery.