Monday, December 26, 2011

Men 'more vulnerable' to diabetes

British researchers have shown why men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. They are simply biologically prone to this condition.

The research team from Glasgow University concluded that men with a much lower BMI already developing type 2 diabetes than women.

Probably the distribution of body fat an important role. Men store fat in their liver and around their waist. Women have relatively more "safe" subcutaneous fat stored on the hips and thighs.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by impaired blood sugar. This disturbance is associated with excessive fat in the relevant organs like the liver and muscles.

The data from 51,920 men and 43,137 women with diabetes in Scotland for the study. The results showed that the diagnosis of diabetes in men with a mean BMI of 31.83 was set. In women it was 33.69.

"Only definition of ADHD"

A major cause of ADHD is a hypersensitivity to normal diet. Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD are so dire need of renovation. That says researcher Lynn Pelsser the ADHD Research Centre.

ADHD is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder. The exact cause is unclear, probably hereditary and environmental factors play a role.

Treatment consists mainly of medication yet. More research into the cause of ADHD is urgently needed so that it can be prevented, Pelsser writes in her thesis.

From this and earlier studies indicate that ADHD and defiant and insolent behavior in sixty percent of children are caused by ordinary food.

Earlier this year Pelsser published the results of its investigation into the effects of a special diet, the diet-RED, the leading scientific journal The Lancet.

RED Diet

The RED-diet is a diet of individual footing. All foods that children might respond, they may not eat for five weeks. This allows you to determine whether diet influences behavior.

If so, individual foods one by one again added to the diet. Then turns to what specific foods an individual child reacts with ADHD behaviors.

Pelsser argues that the current definition of ADHD no longer meet. These should be replaced by food-induced (FI) on the one hand and classic ADHD ADHD on the other, depending on the reaction of the child to the RED-diet.


"The effect of diet on ADHD appears to be greater than the effect of medication. Moreover, the diet throughout the day, while medication in the morning is not yet operational and evening already been worked out." Pelsser says.

Therefore, the diet according to its standard to be applied in the diagnosis of ADHD. With sixty percent of the children will then show that there is FI-ADHD, and these children would adjust their diet should be part of the treatment.