Diabetes Research Presented at the 74th Scientific Sessions - June 13-17, 2014 -- San Francisco

By evaziem Latest Reply 2014-07-12 11:47:59 -0500
Started 2014-07-10 15:54:45 -0500

Please let me know if you learned anything we do not know.

I watched a part of "Improving Diet Quality Reduces Risk for Type 2 Diabetes," but after she said to eat more WHOLE GRAINS, I stopped it.


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jayabee52 2014-07-11 02:41:30 -0500 Report

Why stop it there Eva? Sometimes we learn something more than we thought we would by paying attention to views which we oppose. The very fact youi posted this discussion indicates that you think it is possible that something else may be learned.

God's best to you


haoleboy 2014-07-11 17:57:16 -0500 Report

from Harvard's School of Public Health:
"There is convincing evidence that diets rich in whole grains protect against diabetes, whereas diets rich in refined carbohydrates lead to increased risk. In the Nurses’ Health Studies I and II, for example, researchers looked at the whole grain consumption of more than 160,000 women whose health and dietary habits were followed for up to 18 years. Women who averaged two to three servings of whole grains a day were 30 percent less likely to have developed type 2 diabetes than those who rarely ate whole grains. (21) When the researchers combined these results with those of several other large studies, they found that eating an extra 2 servings of whole grains a day decreased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 21 percent."

from the Mayo Clinic
"Although it's not clear why, whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. Try to make at least half your grains whole grains. Many foods made from whole grains come ready to eat, including various breads, pasta products and many cereals. Look for the word "whole" on the package and among the first few items in the ingredient list."

Programs in Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston study:
"In men, a diet high in whole grains is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in men that may be mediated by cereal fiber. Efforts should be made to replace refined-grain with whole-grain foods."

from a study of The potential role of phytochemicals in wholegrain cereals for the prevention of type-2 diabetes by Damien P Belobrajdic and Anthony R Bird:
"Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of large, prospective studies consistently demonstrate that frequent consumption of wholegrain foods improves metabolic homeostasis and delays or prevents the development of T2D and its complications"

I'd say they were on fairly firm scientific ground with the assertion that recent studies indicate that increasing whole grain consumption can decrease chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

evaziem 2014-07-11 09:07:07 -0500 Report

You are right. It could have been perhaps something to learn. But she lost credibility in my eyes.

Did you watch these videos?

jayabee52 2014-07-11 16:02:50 -0500 Report

it takes a critical thinker to see beyond "losing credibility" in ones own eyes.

Often I will read through a paper which I don't want to read because I disagree with the author's premises. Often, however, I have found ways of refuting their arguments in their very words. Try it sometime.

And no, I did not plow through those videos as I did not wish to invest a lot of time into it. I really should but I chose not.

evaziem 2014-07-11 17:55:06 -0500 Report

Well, the first one is on vaccinations.
If the mercury in vaccinations are so good for us and our children why can we ask the doctor to order a non-mercury version and pay for it more?

The second article is about money.
This is pure jealousy, nothing about his knowledge.

The third article is about vaccination again. My argument as above.

Dr. Mercola is a pioneer in self-care.
He gives advice with scientific explanations. When Dr. Mercola started 15 years ago, it was nothing to compare with. Now all good doctors repeat his teachings.

Example: Dr. Mercola years ago was writing about OIL PULLING—using coconut oil to clean your mouth with. Now I hear this on radio that is being promoted on facebook as they invented it.

haoleboy 2014-07-11 18:00:25 -0500 Report

oil pulling? are you serious??? it is a craze on Facebook so it must be true … I understand now why you follow Mercola … enjoy

evaziem 2014-07-12 09:21:21 -0500 Report

I do not subscribe to facebook. I was saying that facebook picked up that I knew from Dr. Mercola years ago.

haoleboy 2014-07-12 09:52:26 -0500 Report

my apologies … I did misread your reply
Swishing oil in your mouth may have benefit for over all oral hygiene but I am sure you are aware that all the hype over its other health benefits (particularly detoxification) have no scientific basis, rather they are based on a of anecdotal stories.

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