ACCORDING TO A STORY ISSUED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, WEIGHT GAIN, FATIGUE AND CRAVINGS IN WOMEN MAY BE MORE...
ACCORDING TO A STORY ISSUED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, WEIGHT GAIN, FATIGUE AND CRAVINGS IN WOMEN MAY BE MORE THAN JUST GETTING OLDER
Are More than 40 Million Baby Boomer Women at Risk for Diabetes and Heart Disease Because They Arenât Giving Their Insulin Health a Second Thought?
For women, excess weight in the mid-section, frequent fatigue and carbohydrate cravings may be the warning signs of something more serious. A new survey commissioned by the National Womenâs Health Resource Center (NWHRC) showed that 75 percent of women ages 40-65 who had not been diagnosed with, but had a family history of diabetes or heart disease reported that they experienced these symptoms. However, nearly one-third (32%) of all respondents did not know they were signs of impaired insulin function, which causes high blood sugar levels and ultimately increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The survey, conducted by Harris InteractiveÂ®, also found that 94 percent of women were unaware that low levels of a common essential mineral â chromium â impact insulin function. Only 10 percent reported that their daily diet contains sufficient amounts of chromium recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture. Chromium is an essential mineral that helps manage insulin health the same way calcium helps promote bone health.
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