Tag: Glucose

The clinical utility of the B Vitamins: A snapshot

The B Vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that include thiamine (vitamin B1; active form is thiamine diphosphate), riboflavin (vitamin B2; active form riboflavin-5’-phosphate), niacin (an umbrella term for niacinamide, nicotinamide, nicotinic acid; vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6; active form… Continue Reading “The clinical utility of the B Vitamins: A snapshot”

Can NAC improve the cardiometabolic profile of women with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age. PCOS can be described as a complex endocrine condition and is characterised by polycystic ovaries, anovulation, amenorrhoea, hyperandrogenaemia, hirsutism, acne and infertility. All of these characteristics of PCOS affect… Continue Reading “Can NAC improve the cardiometabolic profile of women with PCOS”

Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity

Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol consumption significantly reduced fasting glucose, insulin, glycated haemoglobin, and insulin resistance levels in participants with diabetes. There was… Continue Reading “Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity”

Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries

Vorster and colleagues assessed the relationship between added sugar intake and noncommunicable disease risk factors in an African cohort study. Added sugars were defined as all monosaccharides and di-saccharides added to foods and beverages during processing, cooking, and at the table. The study was… Continue Reading “Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries”