diabetes

Oviva grabs $80M for app-delivered healthy eating programs

Oviva grabs $80M for app-delivered healthy eating programs

UK startup Oviva, which sells a digital support offering, including for Type 2 diabetes treatment, dispensing personalized diet and lifestyle advice via apps to allow more people to be able to access support, has closed $80 million in Series C funding — bringing its total raised to date to $115M. The raise, which Oviva says […]

Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Diabetes Treated with ACT

Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Diabetes Treated with ACT

Type 1 (T1) diabetes is a medical condition that affects someone’s endocrine system [1]. Diabetes causes someone’s immune system to attack some of the cells in someone’s pancreas. This then impacts their ability to produce insulin [1]. If diabetes is left untreated, it can be deadly [1]. To keep themselves alive and healthy, people with […]

Are the BPA-Free Plastics Like Tritan Safe?

Do BPA-free plastics such as Tritan, have human hormone-disrupting effects? And what about BPS and BPF? Recent human studies indicate that exposure to the plastics chemical BPA may be associated with infertility, miscarriage, premature delivery, reduced male sexual function, polycystic ovaries, altered thyroid and immune function, diabetes, heart disease, and more. Yet, “[a]s recently as […]

Coronavirus gives new urgency to Europe’s obesity problem

Coronavirus gives new urgency to Europe’s obesity problem

As Europe emerges from its coronavirus lockdown, public health experts point to an uncomfortable truth: Many of its citizens will need to shed some weight as part of a long-term prevention strategy. The question for the EU is whether it’ll miss a key moment to intervene. One clear finding from the pandemic is that people […]

What Not to Do When You Handle Receipts

The plastics chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, was banned for use in baby bottles in Canada in 2008, in France in 2010, in the European Union in 2011, and in the United States in 2012. Then, in 2015, France forbade the use of BPA in any food or beverage packaging, something the U.S. […]

New study: low-carb education in a group setting for the win

New study: low-carb education in a group setting for the win

Carbohydrate restriction for diabetes has received a lot of attention over the past year, including the landmark American Diabetes Association consensus report endorsing it as the most effective option for blood sugar management. We also saw impressive two-year study results from Virta Health showing that people with type 2 diabetes who received low-carb education and […]

Low Magnesium Linked to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Low Magnesium Linked to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Magnesium1 is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body,2,3 and deficiency can contribute to significant health problems. Two common pathologies associated with magnesium deficiency are Type 2 diabetes4,5 and heart disease. According to one scientific review,6 low magnesium may actually be the greatest predictor of heart disease, and other recent research7 published in […]

Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes: Which Are Healthier?

Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes: Which Are Healthier?

Known as America’s favorite vegetable, potatoes are beloved for their versatility, their compatibility with other foods, and their ability to be transformed into two of America’s favorite junk foods. And although sweet potatoes aren’t as popular, they’re perceived to be a healthier alternative to white potatoes because of their lower calorie and carb count. But […]