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Diabetes: Symptoms, Treatment and Latest Research
#9
Curious to read the title?? Well you read it right! Dolphins have been known to develop health problems which very much relate to "Pre-Diabetes" condition. But unlike humans who enter into weight loss programs, daily exercises, medications etc.; Dolphins are supposed to manage it on their own. And it has also emerged as a fact that Dolphins do manage it successfully to escape any full-blown diabetes through out their lives!

So, How do they do it?
Amongst the curious persons in the scientific community was :'Stephanie Venn-Watson, Director of Translational Medicine and Research at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego,  who wanted to dwell into the details of "How Dolphins avoided developing diabetes?". During the journey of her research for seeking the answers she suspected that the ability to avoid Diabetes was related to the diet controls of Dolphins!.

Through a thorough research of eating habits of Wild Dolphins and those kept in captivity, she discovered that the ability came from a certain type of fat the dolphins eat, and that too a SATURATED FAT! (saturated fats are otherwise considered harmful!).

The fat was a [b]Heptadecanoic acid or C17, [/b] which can be found in  fatty dairy products, certain fish types and rye.

So is it possible that we are depriving ourselves of C17 or Heptadecanoic acid by consuming No-Fat or Low-Fat dairy products?? The research is yet to be conducted to check the metabolic consequences of low consumption of C17, before making any recommendation to start eating high fat milk products to get enough dosage of C17 in diet.

Let's hope that a conclusive statement on this research comes sooner, as it has huge implications on diabetics and those who  might be vulnerable to it.

A balanced diet with good exercise regime can go a long way in curbing diabetes. Even if you consume fatty milk products, ensure that you exercise well.This way you will attack prospective/present diabetes with two blows at a time. One can opt for C17 rich fishes and rye too, without consuming much of dairy fats. But stay alert on this research, and stay healthy!

Will post further updates soon!

Read the full research in PLoSONE journal under title:
Increased Dietary Intake of Saturated Fatty Acid Heptadecanoic Acid (C17:0) Associated with Decreasing Ferritin and Alleviated Metabolic Syndrome in Dolphins

Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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#10
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Topics covered: Yoga to Control Diabetes, Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga has a great positive influence on overall health of an individual. Goes without saying that there are some arsenals for fighting Diabetes specifically as well! Following are the 4 popular Yogasanas that can improve your resistance to diabetes:

a) Ardha Matsyendrasana | Yoga to Control Diabetes, Yoga for Diabetes
This asana helps in efficient functioning of pancreas, liver, excretory and digestive system through gentle massaging of the associated organs.
Following is a useful video (tutorial) for Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist):



b) Halasana (the Plow pose) | Yoga to Control Diabetes, Yoga for Diabetes
This asana also has a good impact on Pancreas apart from strengthening the abdominal muscles. Liver and digestive organs are also improved through this asana.
Following is a useful video (tutorial) for Halasana (the Plow pose):



c) Dhanurasana (the Bow pose) | Yoga to Control Diabetes, Yoga for Diabetes
This asana helps in bringing out a focused (good) impact on the functioning of Pancreas and Stomach, hence controlling blood sugar levels too.
Following is a useful video (tutorial) for Dhanurasana:



d) Vrikshasana (the Tree pose) | Yoga to Control Diabetes, Yoga for Diabetes
Vrikshasana specifically helps in modulating secretion of pancreatic hormones, hence the impact on controlling diabetes.
Following is a useful video (tutorial) for Vrikshasana:


Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


Suggested Reads:
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Indian Biotech Companies and Job Openings
Aiming a PhD in Top Grad School? | These are the Important Points to Consider
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#11
Intarcia Therapeutics Inc. has emerged with an implantable drug-delivery pump which is suggested to have been proved superior to currently existent Merck's Januvia drug.

Sized of a matchstick, this pump called ITCA 650, comes loaded with a whole year of supply of commonly used diabetes drug Exenatide.


Quote:ITCA 650 is implanted in abdominal tissue and can release the medicine continuously in minute quantities ensuring a steady state of medicine availability in the body and keeping the blood sugar levels in check.



The results have come post a year-long study involving 535 patients with Type 2 diabetes. Intarcia expects to publish the trial results in a journal and exhibit in medical meetings.
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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Top Biotech Companies | Top places to work
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#12
Surya namaskar is the best among all the asans. it has 12 asans which include whole body exercises.
  

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