Type 2 Diabetes – Curb The Diabetes Impact and Cut Your Cancer Risk With These Simple Moves!
Type 2 diabetics are walking around with bull’s-eyes for heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and macular degeneration. Unfortunately, scientists have recently found another disease that diabetics need to keep tabs on: cancer. A new study from the National Cancer Institute found that diabetics have about an 8 percent increased risk of developing cancer compared to those without diabetics. And diabetics have about an 11 percent greater chance of dying from cancer.
Scientists are still working out how Type 2 diabetes and cancer are linked, but some scientists think that chronic inflammation is the culprit. Inflammation is the bodily process gone awry in Type 2 diabetics that leads to insulin resistance. Cancer researchers now understand that inflammation plays an important role in the development and progression of cancer cells as well.
Luckily, this study’s results don’t mean that you have to completely overhaul your lifestyle to stop cancer. Many of the same steps to controlling blood pressure also keeps cancer at bay.
Colorful Produce: Fresh fruits and vegetables are a must for a diabetic eating plan. The carbs in produce digest slowly, curb your appetite and help you cut calories or kilograms naturally. But fruits and vegetables with dark pigments like red bell peppers, mangoes, apples, broccoli and yams are loaded with special compounds known as antioxidants. Antioxidants are like your body’s bodyguards – stopping renegade compounds from damaging DNA and causing precancerous cells to form.
Move It, Move It, Move It: There’s nothing like exercise to reduce stress, combat fat and boost insulin sensitivity – a trio of factors that make managing blood sugar a breeze. Research shows that being physically active slashes the risk of lung and stomach cancer too.
Stop Eating Saturated Fat: Diabetics have four times the heart attack risk than the general public and need to take extra steps to keep their heart in tip top shape.
Saturated fat is more likely to increase “bad” LDL cholesterol than healthy monounsaturated fats. Limiting the amount of saturated fat in your eating plan can also reduce your risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, a study in the 2008 “Cancer Research” found.
Go Whole grains: Whole grains are a diabetic’s best friend. They allow you to eat the foods you love like bread and pasta while getting your fill of healthy fiber and B vitamins. Studies show that downing whole grains like whole wheat bread, millet and quinoa significantly cut your risk of breast and colon cancer.