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Just one brisk walk a day can counteract the bad health effects of sitting around for much of the day. Even just 10 minutes of physical activity that requires some exertion could be enough to avoid heart disease, say researchers.
In the end, it always seems to go back to the gut and how healthy it is. Diabetes is another disease that can be prevented if we have plenty of 'good' bacteria in our intestines, researchers have discovered this week.
A viral infection could be the cause of chronic problems such as type 1 diabetes and ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)—and now researchers think it probably triggers celiac disease, an autoimmune response to gluten.
Avocado is one of the 'superfoods', and the hype seems justified. The fruit slows, and even reverses, metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that include high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and body-mass index that can lead to diabetes and heart disease.
Type 2 diabetes doesn't have to be a life sentence—it can be reversed in just four months by cutting back on the food we eat, researchers have discovered.