Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria found in the lining of the stomach wall. It is a fairly common bacteria, present in about 30% of the United States population, and about 66% of the population worldwide. Most patients, probably about 70%, don't have any symptoms. In others, the bacterium can cause gastritis and peptic ulcers and sometimes can cause s tomach cancer later in life. The bacterium's presence is felt to be the result of poor sanitary conditions, and for that reason, it is very common in children in Third World countries. In the United States, infection is not as widespread, probably due to higher hygiene standards and the large use of antibiotics It is more common in older people and the poor. H. Pylori Is Always Treated When Helicobacter pylori does cause symptoms, it is usually the result of gastritis, gastric ulcers or duodenal ulcers. It has been estimated that over 90% of duodenal ulcers in the United States are caused by Helicobacter pylori . Both gastr...
A healthy well-balanced diet is an essential part of glucose
control for people who have diabetes. However, having diabetes does
not mean that you have to eat special foods or feel deprived. But
you do need to plan ahead and be more thoughtful when it comes to
what and when you eat.
Carbohydrates serve as the main energy source for the body.
During digestion they are broken down into blood sugar and so too
many or too few carbohydrates can cause your blood glucose levels
to spike or drop. It is important to include them in your diet, in
fact 50 to 60 percent of your daily calories should come from
carbohydrate sources. For optimal blood sugar control, most of your
carbohydrate should come from:
Low-fat dairy products
Eating the same amount of carbohydrates each day helps control
blood sugar. It is also important to spread your carbohydrate-rich
foods throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels
consistent. If you have diabetes, ...
Highlights Heart-Healthy Diet Guidelines Key recommendations for a heart-healthy diet include: Eat a balanced diet with plenty of high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts. Reduce consumption of high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods and beverages. Eat fish, especially oily fish (such as salmon, trout, and mackerel), at least twice a week. Oily fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower the risk of death from heart disease. Get at least 5 - 10% of daily calories from omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in vegetable oils such as sunflower, safflower, corn, and soybean as well as nuts and seeds. Choose fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Limit daily consumption of foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol, such as red meat, shellfish, and egg yolks. Limit consumption of trans fatty acids (found in fast foods and commercially baked products) to less than 1% of total daily calories. Replace saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from plant and ...
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