Nutrition

Broccoli sprouts lowered glucose levels in type 2 diabetics

broccoli sproutsConcentrated broccoli sprout extract (BSE) was investigated in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study for its effect on fasting blood glucose levels and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in 103 type 2 diabetic patients. Following 12 weeks of BSE, fasting blood glucose and HbA1c were reduced, particularly in patients with obesity and dysregulated type 2 diabetes.

 

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Exercise

Yoga during pregnancy reduces labor pain

pregnantA group of 60 pregnant women were randomly assigned to either an antenatal yoga program or a control group. The antenatal yoga program consisted of a 1 hour supervised yoga class, three times a week, starting at 26 weeks gestation. Compared to the control group, participants in the yoga classes experienced lower pain intensity, required a decreased frequency of labor induction, had a lower percentage of cesarean section and experienced a shorter duration of the second and third stages of labor.

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Nutrition

The diet that reduces blood pressure

In an Australian study ofvegetables.jpg 166 men and women over 64 years of age, researchers found that a Mediterranean diet, comprising mainly of plant foods, abundant extra-virgin olive oil, and minimal red meat and processed foods, for 6 months lowered systolic blood pressure and improved endothelial function.

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