Sunday, 29 March 2015

I Will Not Be In Germany Next Season - Hummel

The Dortmund and Germany defender has hinted
that he could leave his current club at the end 2014-15
season.

The Borussia
Dortmund player also said his move will
be for a club outside of the
Bundesliga.
This may be because Dortmund are
likely to finish outside
top four this season amid strong interest
from clubs such as Manchester
United and other top european clubs.

He said:

"I have had many conversations
with the leaders of Dortmund,
where I know I am a big part of
the team. But I
am yet to make a decision about
my future.
"I'm being open about this
because I'm not a fan of those
who claim they are staying but,
behind the scenes, have actually
secretly agreed a transfer away
from their current club.
"I will do what is best for my
career and what I would like to
do. Everyone knows how much I
love it at Dortmund, but I also
want to make sure I'm part of a
strong team with powerful
players.
"Whether we are in the
Champions League, the Europa
League or have no European
football at all, it will play no part
in my decision-making.
"Some days I think I would
definitely like to move abroad.
But then other days I think I
don't fancy it at all. Basically... I
think moving abroad will be
good for my professional and
personal well-being. Eventually,
I'd like to leave the Bundesliga."

About BVB
Saturday's derby with Bayern
Munich:

"We are not as good as in
previous years. We
need a very good performance
against the Bavarians. While in
previous years perhaps just a
good day was enough to win
against them." He added.

Type of Drug For Diabetes Can Cause Heart Failure

A new study published in the
current issue of The Lancet
Diabetes and Endocrinology has
examined that the type of glucose or sugar-
lowering medications prescribed
to patients with diabetes may increased risk for the
development of heart failure in
these patients.

The study was conducted at American
College of Cardiology and examined
clinical trials of more than 95,000
patients and found that for every
one kilogram increase in weight as a result of sugar-lowering
diabetes medication or strategy,
there was seven
per cent increased risk of heart
failure directly linked to that
medication or strategy.

Dr. Jacob Udell, the study's
principal investigator, and
cardiologist at the Peter Munk
Cardiac Centre, University Health
Network (UHN) and Women's
College Hospital (WCH), said that
patients randomized to new or
more intensive blood sugar-
lowering drugs or strategies to
manage diabetes often showed an
overall 14 per cent increased risk
for heart failure directly
associated with the type of
diabetes therapy that was
chosen, as some drugs cause heart failure than
others, compared with placebo
or standard care.
Dr. Barry Rubin, Medical Director,
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre,
University Health Network (UHN),
asserted that the results of this
study could prove to be the
catalyst for how diabetes
patients at risk for heart disease
were managed.

It must be noted that heart failure is a common
occurrence for patients with type
2 diabetes and a major determinant of one's life expectancy
and quality of life and
healthcare costs.

3 Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes

3 Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that causes the victim to have excess level of sugar in the bloodstream. There are two type of diabetes type 1 and type 2. Type 1 starts mainly in childhood and only account for about 10% of all diabetes. Type 2 which this article is about, accounts for about 90% of all diabetes cases.

Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

One major risk is excess body fat, especially fat accumulated in the belly and waist. Also, fat in the pancreas and the liver appear to disrupt the body's blood sugar metabolism.

Effects of Type 2 Diabetes

Damage to vital organs, impairment of blood circulation, may lead to foot or toe amputation, kidney disease and blindness. It can also result to death through heart attacks or stroke.

3 Major Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes

1. Eat Healthful Food
Drink water, tea, or coffee instead of carbonated beverages and sugary fruit juice. Eat small portions of meat, nuts, fish and beans. Avoid refined foods, instead eat whole-grain bread, pasta and rice in small portions.

2. Exercise
Exercise can make you active physically while lowering your blood sugar and help you maintain a healthy muscles.

3. Took Action If You Are In A High-Risk Group
A medical disorder known as prediabetes often precedes type 2 diabetes. Unlike diabetes, it can be cured. Prediabetes may go unnoticed as it may have no obvious symptoms. Therefore, if you have a family history of diabetes, overweight or not physically active, you might already have prediabetes. Take action by having your level of blood sugar tested.

Association Between Diabetes And Advance Breast Cancer

According to Dr. Lorraine
Lipscombe, a scientist at the
Institute for Clinical Evaluative
Sciences and Women's College
Hospital in Toronto, Women with
diabetes may have an increased
risk of being diagnosed with
advanced breast cancer.

She said:
"Our findings suggest that
women with diabetes may be
predisposed to more advanced-
stage breast cancer, which may
be a contributor to their higher
cancer mortality."

The research which took place in Canada analyzed data
from more than 38,000 women with age range 20 to 105 who were
diagnosed with invasive breast
cancer between 2007 and 2012.

The result of the study published
March 24 in the journal Breast
Cancer Research and Treatment shows that about "16 percent of the women
had diabetes and that women with diabetes were 14
percent more likely to have stage
II breast cancer, 21 percent more
likely to have stage III breast
cancer, and 16 percent more
likely to be have stage IV breast
cancer, compared to having
stage I breast cancer, which is
the most treatable stage.
Five-year survival for breast
cancer patients with diabetes
was 15 percent lower than for
those without diabetes."

The researchers also notice that
breast cancer patients with
diabetes were more likely to have
larger tumors and cancer that
had spread, compared to those
without diabetes due to lower
mammogram rates in women
with diabetes, which could
account for later-stage disease.

It must be clearly understand that the research only found a link
between diabetes
and advanced breast cancer and not that diabetes will cause advance
breast cancer or any type of breast cancer.