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Melissa McCarthy – Success on the keto diet

With celebrity diets and weight loss often the hot topic of conversation in the media, it is no surprise that Melissa McCarthy has stolen the limelight following her dramatic 75 pound weight loss! How, you might be asking? The answer is the ketogenic diet.

Going keto is becoming increasingly popular among the diabetes community and is setting the trend for celebs too. A popular benefit of the keto diet is the weight loss that can be achieved, while further benefits include lower blood pressure, raised HDL cholesterol levels (which is a good sign of heart health) and improved mental performance.

Melissa McCarthy, a well-known actor who you might recognise from films such as Bridesmaids and the television show Mike and Molly, is a funny, witty and entertaining actor. Melissa embraced the film industry as a plus-sized woman, and for years she has set the benchmark for all body types. Hallelujah!

For a new film role, she embraced the ketogenic diet primarily to lose weight, and the results have been sensational.

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Physical activity for a healthy weight: an exercise in futility?

Two years ago, a report was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggesting that while exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or neurodegenerative disease, it does not help with obesity or to prevent long-term weight gain.

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7 surprising things that make blood sugar control easier

Being asleep. Being awake. Hot weather. Cold weather. Seems there’s no end to the number of things that can raise your blood glucose levels. No wonder diabetes management can be such an obstacle course.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. For every factor that unexpectedly sends your blood sugars spiralling out of control, there’s an equally unexpected – and often enjoyable – way to keep them under control.

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Top 7 excuses not to exercise – and why they can be addressed

There really aren’t many reasons why you shouldn’t be able to exercise.

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Reversing type 2 diabetes: Low-calorie vs. low-carbohydrate

With self-made billionaire Richard Branson now joining the fight, the battle to reverse type 2 diabetes continues to gain powerful allies.

An interesting dynamic, however, are the different stances being taken in approaching type 2 diabetes, with two practised diets of note being low-carbohydrate and low-calorie.

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Could Victoza become a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes?

This week there was news from a small study that showed that Novo Nordisk’s Victoza could serve as a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes, as a supplement to insulin.

People with type 1 diabetes can often find themselves dealing with large swings in blood sugar on a near-to daily basis which can be particularly difficult to control. The study on Victoza indicated that the drug helps to reduce the swings in blood sugar and improved overall blood glucose control.

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