Rooibos tea is being touted as possibly having benefits in the fight against type two diabetes. The Medical Research Council of South Africa says it has the potential to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. The positive news comes as the country marks World Diabetes Month.
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Obesity is one of the many risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
‘Almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity. People who are overweight or obese have added pressure on their body’s ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes.’ – www.obesity.org
Look out for the following signs that might indicate that you could have type 2 diabetes:
– Increased thirst and frequent urination
– Increased hunger
– Weight loss
– Blurred vision
– Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
– Areas of darkened skin
Go to www.diabetessa.org.za to educate yourself about diabetes and how to prevent it.
Visit www.bmi-calculator.co.za/ to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.
From the website: BMI is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in metres (kg/m²).
For adults, the World Health Organization defines overweight and obesity as follows:
• OVERWEIGHT is a BMI greater than or equal to 25; and
• OBESITY is a BMI greater than or equal to 30
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