Thursday, February 26, 2009

Diabetes rates soar in the UK

Tue, 24 Feb 2009
According to diabetes news today, the UK is undergoing a soaring rate of diabetes, directly linked to growing obesity rates. According to the shocking figures, diabetes climbed 74 per cent between 1997 and 2003. By 2005, the figures indicate, over 4 per cent of the population were classified as having some type of diabetes .

The statistics were reported in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and highlight that the majority of new cases are type 2 diabetes, linked to diet . A research team from Spain and Sweden analysed the results, and made it clear that the trend was not due to more screening tests or an ageing population.

The research team reportedly said: "Our results suggest that, although the incidence of diabetes remains lower in the UK than in the USA or Canada, it appears to be increasing at a faster pace."

Commenting on the results, chief executive of Diabetes UK, Douglas Smallwood, reportedly said: "This research is a sad indictment of the current state of the UK's health. Sadly, the statistics are not surprising as we know that the soaring rates of type 2 diabetes, are strongly linked to the country's expanding waistline."

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Monday, February 9, 2009

GT&F Milk Powder Founded by Taiwanese Professor Able to Lower Diabetics' Blood Glucose Level

Health care providers and diabetes experts recommend that everyone older than age 45 be tested for diabetes. People with the following risk factors should be tested earlier:
1. People with a body mass index greater than 25
2. Women who had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth
3. People who have a parent, sister, and/or brother with diabetes
4. Anyone who is sedentary
5. People of certain races, including Hispanics, African Americans,
and Native Americans

Insulin produced by pancreas of type 2 diabetes patients usually low quality and insensitive. In order to open the receptors of cells for the blood sugar to enter into the cells, this insulinhas to depend on the help from Glucose tolerance Factor ( GTF ) especially the Trivalent Chromium, an element in Glucose tolerance Factor (GTF) .
1. There is usually a "trivalent chromium" deficiency in the blood of type 2 diabetic patients. This is the reason the conditions of diabetics deteriorate.

2. Taiwan's medical specialist has successfully extract trivalent chromium and add it to milk powder to become " GT&F Milk Powder "

GT&F® milk powder is a special formulated GTF supplement. Under patented technology, it is combination of trivalent chromium, whey protein concentrate and New Zealand best grade milk powder. GT&F® milk powder emulates human colostrums. It is rich in biologically active GTF, lactoferrin, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins. It helps to promotes healthy glucose and lipid metabolism.

Chromium is an essential trace mineral, being a cofactor (Glucose Tolerance Factor - GTF) in a number of chromium dependant enzymes that are involved in energy production through glucose, fat, protein and, cholesterol metabolism.

The Clinical Test has been published in Journal Metabolism Clinical & Experimental Vol. 55 (2006) Pg. 923-927 with title The influence of chromium chloride–containing milk to glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

LIBERTY TIMES - Lactoferrin Chromium (Chroferrin) Can Regulate Blood Sugar.

Jan 7, 2009, LIberty Times, Journalist Wang Chang Min / Taipei, Taiwan〕 - Biotech industry exclusive development of lactoferrin chromium milk powder, found by the human body can regulate blood sugar, has recently confirmed that trace metal element chromium can increase insulin in high glucose cells the role of signal, and then regulation of blood sugar to reach the efficacy of animal experiments I and scholars to decipher its mechanism of principle, is the only new discovery around the world.

The recent success of research papers published in important medical journals metabolism "Diabetes, obesity, metabolism".

Research Facilitator, National Chung Hsing University veterinary professor Mao said that the high blood sugar in mice carried out by animal testing, explains why the success of lactoferrin in milk powder Chromium can help to regulate blood glucose in patients with high blood sugar.

Mouse study found that lactoferrin released chromium trivalent chromium ions, like insulin "Strong wave device", can enlarge skeletal muscle insulin signaling, so that glucose can enter cells from the blood faster, so that blood sugar drop, and to improve the energy metabolism; At the same time, chromium can also inhibit certain inflammatory factors, to reduce the destruction of insulin function.

National Taiwan University in 2004, the total three medical centers have been carried out, such as lactoferrin in human milk chromium test. For 156 patients with high blood sugar packet, hypoglycemic agents in the service under the premise of taking the formula of chromium decreased fasting plasma glucose 8.46, better than ordinary milk down to 5.91.

Prof Mao was expressed, chromium is required for fat and glucose metabolism of nutrients, to add chrome to increase intracellular insulin signaling, in the past study found that obesity, suffering from high blood sugar in vivo depletion of chromium serious than the average person, but it is difficult from the natural food supplement .

However, human experimentation was involved in the first three of the total, metabolic, Gengxin hospital physician PEI Branch that lactoferrin in milk chromium hypoglycemic side effect, remains to be further study, is currently considered in patients with mild high blood sugar less effective on glycosylated hemoglobin in patients with serious or above 8.5, the effect is relatively good.

Pei also reminds patients, chromium milk and should not replace drugs, patients should ask a doctor before use, at the same time should not stop.

Source : Maxluck BioTech Corp., Taiwan

Monday, February 2, 2009

GT&F for Chromium supplement is needed during pregnancy

GT&F is needed during pregnancy are required. It is because of the developing fetus increases demand for this mineral.

GT&F is Chromium supplements can help an expectant mother maintain healthy blood sugar levels during pregnancy.

For pregnant women, only about 30 mcg of chromium is recommended per day. Most chromium supplements (other than those found in multivitamins or prenatal vitamins) contain way more than the recommended amount.

It is not known if these high doses are safe for pregnant women. There is some evidence that chromium (but not other forms of chromium) may cause free-radical damage to the DNA within the cells, which could be especially dangerous for a developing fetus.

If you are pregnant, it is always a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any medication or supplement.

You and your healthcare provider can consider the possible risks and benefits of using GT&F for chromium supplement in your particular situation, as well as any other treatment alternatives.

Chromium Deficiency, Signs and Symptoms

Chromium Deficiency because of the following factor:
1. Increase of age, decrease chromium.
Tissue levels of chromium tend to decrease with age, which may be a factor in the increase of adult-onset diabetes. Reduced absorption related to aging, diets that are stressful to the digestive system, and the modern refined diet all contribute to chromium deficiency.

2. Diet with high sugar.
People who eat a diet high in sugar and refined foods are more at risk for not getting enough chromium. Sugar increases chromium loss and refined foods are very low in chromium.

3. Wrong Way Manage Diet
Milk and other high-phosphorus foods tend to bind with chromium in the gut to make chromium phosphates that travel through the intestines and are not absorbed.

4. Soil deficiency and the refinement of foods.

Much of the chromium in whole grains and sugarcane is lost in making refined flour (40% loss) and white sugar (93% loss). In addition, there is some evidence that refined flour and sugar deplete even more chromium from the body.

Signs and Symptoms:

1. Mild deficiencies of chromium can produce symptoms other than problems in blood sugar metabolism, such as anxiety or fatigue.

2. Abnormal cholesterol metabolism and increased progress of atherosclerosis are associated with chromium deficiency.

3. Deficiency may also cause decreased growth in young people and slower healing time after injuries or surgery.

4. Chromium deficiency can resemble diabetes.