Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a recent study that shows the tie between waistline and the risk of diabetes.
The study conducted by Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the United Kingdom was extensive; involving 30,000 middle-aged participants. They were followed and studied for 17 years. The women with a waist of at least 35 inches were more likely than obese ladies with moderately large waists to develop type 2 diabetes.
The researchers took the study a step further by comparing the waist factor with body mass index and made a surprising discovery. They determined that the diabetes risk was more closely related to waist size than to BMI.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “Many doctors believe that the waist is a factor in the development of diabetes because the fat that surrounds the organs and intestines in the abdomen produce a lot of hormones, which can make the body resist insulin.”
Insulin is vital if you want to stave off diabetes. It turns food into energy and stores access energy that can be used later on. When we consume food insulin helps glucose move from the blood to the body’s cells. That glucose is used to make protein, fat and sugar. In between meals the insulin can help the body use the stored proteins, fats and sugars to get energized. Diabetes happens when insulin is non-existent or very low.
The glucose in our blood comes from the food that we eat. Our body tries to keep a constant supply of glucose. When there is an oversupply of glucose, the body stores it and when there is a lack of glucose, the body is stimulated to eat. The goal is to maintain a steady supply of glucose and for this to take place; the hormone insulin has to be produced in the pancreas.
Diabetes can lead to serious complications. For example, it can lead to heart disease, kidney disease and eye problems.
Research has shown that people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent the disease through lifestyle changes, such as losing weight. In many cases, moderate adjustments are required. Studies in the United States indicate that walking 30 minutes, 5- days a week and lowering fat and calories can prevent the onset of diabetes in people who have been listed in the high risk category.
CEO for Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang chimed in saying, “There is no set diabetic diet; however, if you are at risk of diabetes there are diet plans that can keep your glucose on track. Nutritious foods and maintaining regular mealtimes is highly recommended to help control glucose levels. It is best to avoid food that is high in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Stick with fresh fruits and vegetables.”
(SOURCE: “U.S Department of Health and Human Services”, Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes, January 2012)
Bel Marra Health, as the distributor of Glucose Control Formula offers high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements in formulations designed to address specific health concerns. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality, and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Bel Marra Health products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going that extra mile to ensure our health conscious customers are getting top quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Nutritionals visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.
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