Matthew Walker News

    • 01 MAR 13
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    Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy

    Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy

    The risk of developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease is affected by exposures in the uterus. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are now calling for updated guidelines in light of research evidence from the past decades.

    The vicious cycle of diabetes describes a scenario where people are becoming fatter, often with elevated levels of glucose, and at increased risk for women to develop gestational diabetes (GDM). Intrauterine exposure to GDM, itself, is a major risk factor for later obesity and diabetes, thus perpetuating this maternal-offspring cycle of disease.

    • 26 FEB 12
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    Twelve steps to a healthy pregnancy

    Now that you know you’re pregnant, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. You can boost your chances of having a problem-free pregnancy and a healthy baby by following a few simple guidelines.

    • 03 MAY 13
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    Tips for Eye Health in Adults Under 40

    Tips for Eye Health in Adults Under 40

    Our eyes need good blood circulation and oxygen intake, and both are stimulated by regular exercise. Regular exercise also helps keep our weight in the normal range, which reduces the risk of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. Remember to use sun safety and protective eyewear when enjoying sports and recreation.

    • 23 AUG 12
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    Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

    Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

    It’s one of the worst fears we have for our parents or for ourselves: that we, or they, will end up in a nursing home, drugged into a stupor. And that fear is not entirely unreasonable. Almost 300,000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs, usually to suppress the anxiety or aggression that can go with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.