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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Sugary drinks hurt even skinny women’s hearts
- Diabetes Risk to Sky Rocket by 2030
- And Finally, a Story About Disc Disease and Heredity
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #335, recorded December 9, 2011.
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Sugary drinks hurt even skinny women’s hearts
Women who drink sugary beverages every day may raising their risk for heart disease, even if their habit is not packing on the pounds.
Whatever the form — sweet tea, soda, or coffee drinks that look like desserts — women who drank two or more sweet beverages a day were at an increased risk for heart disease, even if they did not gain weight over the five-year study, according to the findings presented recently at the American Heart Association’s meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Large studies in the past — including the ongoing Framingham Heart Study, now in its 63rd year — have linked drinking sugar-sweetened beverages to heart disease.
“There are some calories that come like a nuclear attack,” said Dr. Stephanie Coulter, director for center for women’s heart and vascular health Texas Heart Institute. Eating complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal cause glucose (sugar) to be released slowly into the blood.
“But have a sugar drink, and all the sugar comes rushing into your system,” Coulter said. And if the body has lost the ability to use the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar (a condition called insulin resistance), the extra sugar remains circulating in the blood.
Daily blasts of too-high blood sugar can disrupt metabolism in several ways. High sugar levels increase triglycerides, lower good cholesterol and prompt the body to make an especially damaging, smaller molecule of bad cholesterol. Too much sugar also raises levels of inflammation, another risk factor heart disease.
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Diabetes Risk to Sky Rocket by 2030
The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics.
In a report issued recently, the advocacy group estimated that 552 million people could have diabetes in two decades’ time based on factors like aging and demographic changes. Currently, the group says that about one adult in 13 has diabetes.
The figure includes both types of diabetes as well as cases that are undiagnosed. The group expects the number of cases to jump by 90 percent even in Africa, where infectious diseases have previously been the top killer. Without including the impact of increasing obesity, the International Diabetes Federation said its figures were conservative.
According to the World Health Organization, there are about 346 million people worldwide with diabetes, with more than 80 percent of deaths occurring in developing countries. The agency projects diabetes deaths will double by 2030 and said the International Diabetes Federation’s prediction was possible.
The projected future rise in diabetes cases was because of aging rather than the obesity epidemic. Most cases of diabetes are Type 2, the kind that mainly hits people in middle age, and is linked to weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle.
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Disc Disease and Heredity
The traditional view that the etiology of lumbar disc herniation is primarily due to age, gender, occupation, smoking and exposure to vehicular vibration dominated much of the last century. Recent research indicates that heredity factors may be largely responsible for the degeneration as well as herniation of intervertebral discs.
Since 1998, genetic influences have been confirmed by the identification of several genes forms associated with disc degeneration. These researches are paving the way for a better understanding of the biologic mechanisms.
Now, many researchers unanimously agree that lumbar disc herniation appears to be similar to other complex diseases, whose etiology has both environmental and hereditary influence, each with a part of contribution and relative risk. Then addressing the etiological of lumbar disc herniation, it is important to integrate heredity with the environment factors.
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow.