Friday, August 15, 2014

Diabetes risk cut in half by avoiding work stress, study shows


Does work stress you out? Unless you're lucky enough to be the exception, work is probably one of your leading sources of stress, primarily because it's a root cause nearly impossible to eliminate.

Scientists working for the German Research Center for Environmental Health discovered a strong correlation between stress-related work and type 2 diabetes, according to the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen (HMGU).

A team of experts headed by Dr. Cornelia Huth and Prof. Karl-Heinz Ladwig, with the HMGU, concluded that individuals under high levels of pressure at work, with the perception of having little control over their activities, are 45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those experiencing lower stress levels.

Type 2 diabetes results in the body being unable to use insulin properly. It causes your blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal, preventing your body from producing enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels.

Simply reducing your stress at work can pay off, big time.

While some are able to successfully recover from type 2 diabetes through weight loss and a healthy diet (Mike Adams is a perfect example), others aren't so lucky and suffer from the condition for a lifetime.

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