Seemingly healthy levels of liver fat can trigger type 2 diabetes, UK study suggests

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New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found that the amount of fat stored in the liver is higher in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), whatever their BMI.

It also suggested that levels of liver fat currently considered to be healthy can be metabolically harmful in people with a normal BMI, causing T2D.

The most common form of diabetes, T2D occurs when the pancreas can’t make enough insulin (a hormone which helps turn the sugar in food into energy) or the insulin it makes doesn’t work properly.

Previously, the landmark Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), from Glasgow and Newcastle universities, showed that an intensive weight loss programme delivered by GPs can put T2D into remission in people who are overweight.

The DiRECT trial suggested that excess fat stored in the liver

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Healthy Living for ME announces fall workshops for Mainers living with diabetes and other chronic conditions

This fall, Healthy Living for ME will be hosting workshops virtually and by phone that are focused on helping Mainers who are living with diabetes and/or other chronic conditions, including pain.

“Improving management of chronic conditions through lifestyle changes and management strategies can really make a difference in a person’s overall quality of life,” said Jen Paquet, Healthy Living for ME’s training manager. “With these statewide programs, our goal is to improve the overall wellness of Mainers by helping individuals address their unique needs and better manage their own health.”

Upcoming workshops available statewide through Healthy Living for ME include:

Living Well with Diabetes is conducted virtually and has workshop options beginning Oct. 12. Living Well with Diabetes is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes or who are pre-diabetic to learn how to live well. Topics covered during the workshop include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of

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Here’s What Happens to Your Liver When You Drink Alcohol

No doubt about it: We live in a drinking culture, especially now that many of us are self-isolating or under stress. It can seem like every time you turn around, there’s an opportunity to have a beer or a glass of wine. But what is that drink—or those nights of drinking—doing to your liver?

The liver, as you’ve probably heard, is the body’s largest internal organ. Befitting its substantial territory, it performs more than 500 functions, including metabolizing fats, carbs and protein; producing bile; and detoxifying the blood. When you take a drink of alcohol (otherwise known as ethanol), it’s absorbed through the stomach and small intestines, where it spreads into the bloodstream. Here’s what that does to your liver. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID.

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It Can’t Detox Your Body

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