1. Hearing impairment may have a link to an underlying type 2 diabetes
In a recent research, scientists concluded after reviewing a group of studies that there are possible linkages between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment and collected compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system. Researchers believe that clinicians should include periodical hearing checks in type 2 diabetes consultations.
Researchers found that the association between diabetes and hearing impairment was clearly visible and was way stronger in studies that included younger participants. One reason may be because, in older samples, several other causes of age-related hearing impairment exists and may mask the role of diabetes to the impairment.
The results strongly present a case to the notion that type 2 diabetes can damage hearing. The study came at a time when WHO declared Hearing impairment to be one of the most pervasive disabling conditions that affected 16.1 % of adults in the United States.
2. Obesity in childhood increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
In fact, childhood obesity has more chances of turning the symptoms for type 2 diabetes. Researchers in a recent study found that obese children develop four times more risk or vulnerability of developing type 2 diabetes when compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range.
As per the WHO, both obesity and diabetes are declared as epidemic health problems. WHO figures show that Obesity affects about 12.7 million children and teens in the United States, meaning one in 11 adults have type 2 diabetes, accounting to almost 415 million people worldwide.
3. Menopause, commencing too early or too late will increase the risk of type 2 diabetes
Menopause onsetting in women before the age of 46 or after 55 increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers in a study found that if menopause happens before age 46, they have 25 percent chances to develop type 2 diabetes when compared to women who had their final period between ages 46 and 55. However, there is only 12 percent chance of developing diabetes if menopause happens after age 55.
Scientists also concluded that the length of the reproductive cycle also plays a pivotal role and they found a link between the length of the reproductive cycle in women and her risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The lifetime reproductive cycle begins when a woman starts her period and ends after menopause. Women with the Shortest lifetime reproductive cycles and less than 30 years were 37 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those with medium length reproductive cycles between 36 to 40 years while the women with the longest reproductive cycles and more than 45 years were 23 percent more likely to develop diabetes compared to women with medium length reproductive cycles.
4. Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
According to a new research, consuming less gluten may lead to increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Gluten is a protein present in wheat, rye and barley, and also gives elasticity to bread and other baked goods during the baking process and also a chewy texture in finished products.
5. Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese children
Highly polluted air pollution can be one reason for developing type 2 diabetes risk, as per a new study. Additionally, scientists believe that increased exposure to air pollution during childhood may increase the chances of obesity in children.
Researchers believe that inhalation of poor quality air acts as a catalyst for obesity and diabetes in children, but the conditions probably are induced via different pathways. It is important to consider the factors to control the situation as the knowlege or awareness that morning and evening commuting hours may not be the best time to go for a run. One suggestion is to change up your schedule so that you're not engaging in strenuous activity near sources of pollutants or during peak hours.
It's important to consider the factors to make the situation in control as the knowlege or awareness that morning and evening commute times might not be the best time to go for a run. One suggestion is to change up your schedule so that you're not engaging in strenuous activity near sources of pollutants or during peak hours.