2 Health Tips For 11/4/07

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
April 10, 2007 12:25pm CST
Tip 1 - Lack of Sleep Linked to Insulin Resistance New research identifies chronic lack of sleep as a possible risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. A study presented showed thia earlier this year found that healthy adults who averaged little more than five hours of sleep per night secreted 50% more insulin than people who averaged eight hours of sleep per night for the same period. Tip 2 - Aspirin May Fight Diabetes A recent study finds that aspirin, already an ally against heart disease, could help prevent type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that aspirin-like drugs given to rodents shield cells from inflammation, help reduce insulin resistance, and stimulate tissue in the pancreas to make more insulin.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Apr 07
Kathy this is really interesting as I don't get enough sleep - and type 2 diabetes runs down both lines of my family! I wonder if sleep problems may occur because you are not producing the insulin? xxx
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• United States
10 Apr 07
I just gave you another ++ rating for such a good posting. I appreciate all the info. I did not know about the asprin reducing insulin. Thanks sugar.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
Yes well I believe that it is good to put out information about this so that people can learn more about diabeties if they don't know already.
@weemam (13389)
10 Apr 07
I never knew that pal , my hubby used to only sleep about 4 hours a night , but funnily enough since he has had the triple bypass he now sleeps about 8 hours , he does take dissoluble aspirin because of the heart problems so it looks like that would help too , good thing to know my friend thanks xx
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I didn't know either of these. I don't have diabetes but am always concerned about it because I had an aunt die from a diabetic coma and my father and mother both have diabetes. For 25 years I've had just the opposite but was told years ago it could very easily flip on me with no warning.
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