What’s the story with type 2 diabetes in kids?

Unfortunately, there has been an increase in the number of children who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in children and adults is pretty similar. The hallmark is insulin resistance, with a decrease in insulin production in the body. But you also have a different process that is going on in the…

Busting myths around leg raises

Leg raises are perceived to be one of the exercises for the abdominal group. This is because the abs feel worked during the set. The rectus abdominis (RA) does work to anchor the torso on the ground but only isometrically. It is the hip flexors working dynamically (concentric/eccentric or shortening/lengthening) to raise the leg (hip…

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

International Women’s Day, also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace,  is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.The theme for women’s day celebrations this year is ‘Press for Progress’. Powerful Quotes by some inspiring WOMEN!  

Diabetes and Dementia

            Patients with diabetes, determined by higher HbA1c levels, show greater increases in cognitive decline over 10 years compared to those with normal blood sugar, suggesting that good blood glucose control could help slow possible progression to dementia. As there is currently no cure for dementia, interventions that delay diabetes…

#HealthAlert on Laxative use

                    European food safety officials issued a warning about potential health problems, including an increased risk of some cancers, linked to long-term use of laxatives such as #senna and rhubarb extract. #Laxatives often contain #hydroxyanthracenes, a class of substances found in roots, outer leaves, seed and…

Exercise in Focus: Dumbbell Bent-Over Rows

                 Exercise in Focus: Dumbbell Bent-Over Rows It is a compound unsupported movement with an isolateral advantage (both sides working independently of each other), thus it is preferred over the Barbell rows. Isolateral also translates into more symmetrical efficiency on both sides, since one would always have a…

Biotin supplements and diagnostics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that biotin, or vitamin B7, can interfere with the results of laboratory testing, including troponin testing for diagnosis of heart attacks. Biotin in blood or other samples taken from patients who are ingesting high levels of biotin in dietary supplements can cause clinically significant incorrect lab test…