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Statistics Canada released a study yesterday that found Canadians 50 years of age or older seldom change their lifestyles, even after being diagnosed with any of 5 chronic conditions amid the most common causes of mortality in the country (heart disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory disease and diabetes). These diseases are associated with 60% of all [...]
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released an update on diabetes statistics worldwide to coincide with World Diabetes Day. The atlas contains estimates of mortality, prevalence of both diagnosed and undiagnosed cases as well as cost. The new diabetes atlas is available in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Highlights include: There are now 371 [...]
Recent times have seen a large interest in the health benefits of green tea. The fermentation of green tea results in black tea, which contains a multitude of flavonoids also associated with improved health. A study published in the BMJ Open has found a relationship between the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and the consumption [...]
Diabetes affects 5 times more aboriginals in Canada than the rest of the country. One project that has recognized this and is taking initiative to reduce the numbers is Anishnawbe Health in Toronto. Jane Harrison, manager of primary health, research and diabetes at this centre, stated that research done in 2011 suggests that aboriginals with [...]