No special diet for diabetics – Expert

As part of efforts to improve quality of life for people living with diabetes, a Consultant Endocrinologist at the College of Medicine University of Lagos/ Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Dr. Ifedayo Odeniyi said there should be no special diet for those living with diabetes. According to Odeniyi, persons with diabetes should eat a variety of foods on the condition that they eat in moderation.   The key words to guide the patient are eating different kind of foods and consuming very little portion,” he added. It will be recalled that those…

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Omega-6 rich diet could lower diabetes risk

A new large-scale international study suggesting that a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats could significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes. These findings were published online in ‘The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology’. The team found that participants who had the highest blood level of linoleic acid, the major omega-6 fat, were 35 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes in the future than those who had the least amount. The study was led by Dr. Jason Wu of The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney and looked…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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