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Rooibos Could Reduce Risk Of “Type 3” Diabetes

Researchers at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in the US found a link between a relatively new form of diabetes, known as “type 3” diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. As with all types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the health of the brain over a period of time, ...

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The Truth About Diabetes & Sport

Managing diabetes during physical activity and sport is not easy. However, the immediate and long-term benefits of exercise for people living with diabetes are immense. These range from improved circulation, better cardiovascular health, to experiencing fewer complications related to the disease with significantly less stress and anxiety. Andrew Heilbrunn, Head Biokineticist and Director at the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinologist’s ...

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Does Diabetes Affect Women Differently From Men?

Diabetes currently affects an estimated 4.6 million people in South Africa and around half of these are women. While diabetes affects women and men in almost equal numbers, diabetes affects women differently from men. “The burden of diabetes on women is unique, because the condition can affect women both as adults and as potential mothers of their unborn children,” says ...

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Sugar More Dangerous Than Gunpowder


The estimated mortality from diabetes was 5 million people in 2015, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This far exceeds the estimated deaths from war and violence. “Yuval Noah Harari could not have been more accurate in his book Homo Deus when he said that sugar is more dangerous than gunpowder,” says Dr Larry Distiller, specialist Physician/Endocrinologist and Principal ...

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