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Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

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How Diabetes Ignorance Increases Heart Risks

From Diabetes UK, via Medwire Consumer Health News, 24 Feb 2005

People who are at high risk of developing diabetes, as well as diabetics themselves, are often unaware of the health risks associated with the condition, such as heart disease and stroke, results of a UK survey suggest.

The poll, undertaken on behalf of the charity Diabetes UK, revealed that less than a third of people who were considered to be at high risk of developing diabetes realised that the condition can lead to heart disease, while only a quarter of such people believed it can increase the risk of stroke.

People at increased risk of developing diabetes include White individuals over the age of 40 years and Black people over the age of 25 years who are overweight or have a family history of the condition.

Furthermore, the survey revealed that many people who had already been diagnosed with diabetes were unaware of the health risks. Indeed, around half did not think that diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, while less than half realised that the condition can shorten life expectancy.

Diabetes UK says that the findings indicate that general ignorance of diabetes and its potential complications, especially among people at high risk of the condition, may lead to delayed diagnosis and therefore an increased risk of serious complications.

"This low level of awareness is frightening," said Douglas Smallwood, chief executive of the charity. "Diabetes is a serious condition and prevalence is increasing rapidly."

He added: "People need to know the risks and what they can do about them. Those already diagnosed with diabetes also need structured education to ensure they are able to carefully manage their condition and reduce the chances of developing complications.

"Local health services must ensure they are picking up those with the condition as early as possible and giving them the information they require to stay healthy. Without these measures in place, lives are at risk."

COMMENT: It is well-known that diabetic complications are frequently well established by the time a diagnosis of diabetes is arrived at. In fact, it is often the case that a patient will go to his doctor because of a condition caused by diabetes that leads to the diagnosis. Therefore this report from Diabetes UK Makes a great deal of sense – but only so long as patients are then given the correct advice.

That's usually where the whole thing falls down as diabetics are advised to eat the high-carb diet that put them in this condition in the first place! A diet that is also a risk factor for heart disease.

Diabetes Diet spells out in easy to read terms just what causes diabetes and how best to treat diabetes.

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