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Thursday, 27 October 2011

makanan ber kolestrol tinggi bukan saja merosakkan jantung, tapi ......

bila makan bercheese  dan berkrim berpada pada laaa..jgn ikut tekak sangat... jaga lah kesihatan.. kalau medical free tak pela.. kalau tak keja gomen, sapa nak bayar..bil ubatan dan spital..
baca lah kisah di bawah, bukan setakat cheese aja, makanan berlemak saturated/tepu dan berkolestrol tinggi perlu dielakkan...

My love of cheese nearly cost me my leg: Why high cholesterol doesn't just damage your heart

ditulis oleh : Lucy Elkins:

Digging in his garden last summer, Paul Phillips felt an ache in his right calf.

Dismissing this as nothing more than over-exertion he carried on, but just 12 hours later the delivery driver was in Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, as doctors battled to save his leg.

‘It was a huge shock because my leg had felt fine up until then — it was throbbing, but I wouldn’t describe it as particularly painful,’ says Paul, 58, from Weybridge, Surrey.

‘I went to bed as normal, but in the early hours of the morning I woke up because the pain had become more intense and my foot and leg had started turning a dark colour.

'By the time my wife got me to hospital, my leg was going black and the doctors were warning me they might need to amputate it.’

Paul was suffering from a common condition called peripheral arterial disease (PAD), where cholesterol furs up the arteries in the legs, blocking off the blood supply.

Most people know high cholesterol can clog up the arteries to the heart, but less well known is the fact that it can clog up the blood vessels anywhere in the body — with the legs particularly vulnerable.

If left untreated, the arteries become increasingly blocked. The tissue is starved of blood and starts to die, leading to leg ulcers — or, as in Paul’s case, the build-up of fat triggers a blood clot that blocks the artery.

The disease becomes more common with age — it’s thought one person in five over the age of 65 in Britain has it to some degree.

Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol levels — men over 60 are most commonly affected.

‘Everyone who has prolonged periods of high blood cholesterol levels will have some degree of PAD,’ says Ian Loftus, consultant vascular surgeon at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, South London.

While not life-threatening in itself, those with the condition normally also have blockages in the arteries elsewhere in the body, such as the head and brain, so are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

The problem is that peripheral arterial disease often causes no symptoms — up to two-thirds of those affected have no warning signs.

When it does cause symptoms, such as leg pain, it tends to be dismissed as just a pulled muscle — as was the case for Paul, who is married to Sandy, 55, and has three grown-up children.

He says: ‘For 24 hours it was touch and go as to whether I would lose my right leg because there was virtually no blood going in or out of it.

‘Finally, after almost two days of flushing clot-busting drugs through my leg, there was a bit of blood moving through.’

Cholesterol causes problems in other parts of the body apart from the heart, brain and legs

Once some of the blood supply had been restored, surgeons removed the furred-up artery running from Paul’s groin to his knee and replaced it with a vein from another part of his leg.

Doctors told Paul, who is also a former smoker, that his high-fat diet had been largely to blame — particularly his love of cheese.

‘It was a real wake-up call for me — I had no idea cholesterol could do something like this.

'Before all this, my favourite food was cheese — I’d eat a large chunk every day. And I lived on takeaways. I was overweight — at 5 ft 10in, I weighed 15st — though I’d never had my cholesterol checked.

‘I have since been put on statins to bring down my cholesterol levels and follow a low-fat diet, with cereal for breakfast, and chicken or mackerel and salad for lunch.’

Patrick Chong, a consultant vascular surgeon at The Surrey Vascular Group Network and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, says he is surprised how few people have heard of peripheral arterial disease, considering how common it is and how severe complications can be.

‘It’s a bit of a Cinderella condition. Information about it is often eclipsed by heart attack or stroke awareness campaigns.

'An early diagnosis allows doctors to implement lifestyle changes, such as exercise and diet, and use medical treatments, such as statins, to reduce long-term risks of heart attack and stroke.’

Peripheral arterial disease can be diagnosed by taking blood pressure in the arm and the ankle — if the pressure is much lower in the leg, it is a sign not as much blood is getting through.

‘There is some discussion that GPs should do this routinely as a form of screening because it is easy to do,’ says Mr Loftus.

The first treatment option is statins.

‘This has been found to help prevent the condition getting worse even when people do not have high cholesterol,’ he adds.

When little blood is getting through, surgeons insert a balloon into the vein and inflate it, which helps clear the blockage.

Another option — the one Paul underwent — involves using a vein to bypass the clogged artery.

Yet, still, in around 5 per cent of cases, the leg has to be amputated because blood supply is so reduced that the tissue dies.

‘Some people can have minor hardening but intense symptoms and vice-versa, but it’s unclear why,’ says Mr Loftus.

Cholesterol causes problems in other parts of the body apart from the heart, brain and legs. Fatty deposits can fur up the blood vessels to the penis, making it difficult to achieve an erection.

‘This problem is under-reported and under-diagnosed because men are often too embarrassed to seek help,’ says Mr Loftus.

Cholesterol may also increase the risk of dementia. A study has found that even moderately increased levels of cholesterol in middle life increased the risk of dementia. But Dr Simon Ridley, of Alzheimer’s Research UK, is cautious about this claim.

‘A study published since found people with Alzheimer’s who were given a form of statin showed no improvement,’ he says.

However, other studies have found that the Mediterranean diet — low in cholesterol and saturated fat — might have some protective effects against dementia.

Meanwhile, Paul, who learned his lesson the hard way, now steers clear of high-fat food.

‘Of course I miss cheese, but I’d miss my leg more,’ he says.

article dari dmail with thanks.

Monday, 24 October 2011

kedudukan dengan tanggungjawab yang berat... sanggupkah anda?

Semua position yang tertinggi adalah tanggungjawab yang berat. Tapi selalunya, ada yang tak layak dapat position  tersebut, kerana dapat sebab paksedara menteri lah, dah tu senegeri lak tu...seasal dari sama kampung, gua, hutan, rimau, sama clan  dsbnya... Sudah tu kalau ada kegagalan, ok aja, pindah tempat lain naik lagi tinggi pangkat, dapat title anugrah sana sini, apa kesah...

cuba lihat artikel dibawah petikan dari yahoo news, dimana yang dipanggil 'pakar' didalam bidang dan berpangkat dan berstatus tinggi, didakwa dimahkamah kerana gagal mengesan amaran tanda tanda gempa bumi..
SERTA mereka memberi jaminan palsu sebelum gegaran 6.3 richter scale berlaku....

Sapa yang berkerja di negara ni yang berpangkat tinggi dan bergelaran 'pakar'  kena hati hati lah ya...

A group of Italian earthquake experts went on trial Tuesday after failing to predict an earthquake that killed hundreds of people.

Six seismologists and a government official were charged last year with manslaughter for giving a false reassuring statement before a 6.3 magnitude quake struck the mountainous city of L’Aquila.

The group are also accused of failing to communicate clear warnings before the lethal quake left 309 inhabitants dead in the central province of Abruzzo in April 2009.

According to the indictment filed last May, the seven are suspected of “negligence and imprudence... of having provided an approximative, generic and ineffective assessment of seismic activity risks as well as incomplete, imprecise and contradictory information.”

The scientific community has come out in support of the seven defendants with 5,000 people signing a petition to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano condemning the action - maintaining that it is impossible to accurately predict the timing and severity of a tremor.

One of the defendant’s lawyers Alfredo Biondi said: “This is a trial which opens on very shaky foundations. You cannot put science on trial.”

The area had suffered 400 tremors in the six months leading up to the event, and the scientists were part of a government panel which met six days prior to the deadly quake to assess the level of danger.

They concluded it was not possible to predict whether the activity was a prelude to a stronger quake.

Dr Wayne Richardson, a senior seismologist from the International Seismological Centre told Yahoo! News today that earthquake prediction is a difficult task.

He said: “It’s hard to make predictions if there is no certainty. Earthquakes don’t happen very often in many places. You can’t make one-off predictions as it would cause all sorts of economic problems.”

He added that scientists were fair in making the statement that it wasn’t possible to predict when an earthquake would happen.

Julio Selvaggi, director of the National Center for Earthquakes, is one of the defendants on trial in Italy.

Top geophysicists, including Enzo Boschi, the former president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology; Giulio Selvaggi, the director of the National Earthquake Centre in Rome; and Claudio Eva, a physics professor at the University of Genoa now face 15 months in jail as well as damages of 50m euros (£45m).

Vincenzo Vittorini, a doctor who founded the association named ‘309 martyrs’ and lost his wife and daughter in the natural disaster, said: “I hope that this trial will change mindsets and will lead to greater attention given to communication on risks.”

“No one expected to be told the exact time of the quake. We just wanted to be warned that we were sitting on a bomb.”



Using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of brain cancer, claim scientists.

Research into cancer rates of one of the largest groups of mobile phone users ever studied found no difference compared with people who did not use them.

It is the second major study this year to rule out any change in rates of the disease - despite more than 70 million mobile phones being used in the UK.

They studied the whole Danish population aged over 30 and born in Denmark after 1925 by gathering information on subscribers to mobile phones from the Danish phone network operators and from the Danish Cancer Register.

They analysed data of 10,729 central nervous system tumours between 1990 and 2007, says a report in (the online site of the British Medical Journal).

When the figures were restricted to people with the longest use of mobile phones – 13 years or more – the cancer rates were almost the same as that among non-subscribers.

There have been fears that cancer could be triggered by the brain's exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile handsets held to the ear

The researchers said they observed no overall increased risk for tumours of the central nervous system or for all cancers combined in mobile phone users.

There have been fears that cancer could be triggered by the brain's exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile handsets held to the ear.

But the researchers said they observed no overall increased risk for tumours of the central nervous system or for all cancers combined in mobile phone users.

The authors said: 'The extended follow-up allowed us to investigate effects in people who had used mobile phones for 10 years or more, and this long-term use was not associated with higher risks of cancer.

'However, as a small to moderate increase in risk for subgroups of heavy users or after even longer induction periods than 10-15 years cannot be ruled out, further studies with large study populations, where the potential for misclassification of exposure and selection bias is minimised, are warranted.'

Mobile phone mast: Researchers said they observed no overall increased risk for tumours of the central nervous system or for all cancers combined in mobile phone users

Professor Malcolm Sperrin, Director of Medical Physics at Royal Berkshire Hospital, and Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, said: 'This study is very large in terms of the number of people involved, is large in terms of the number of usage of the phones and also has a random nature being based on the purchase of a telephone contract rather than being a sub-group.

'The findings clearly reveal that there is no additional overall risk of developing a cancer in the brain although there does seem to be some minor, and not statistically significant, variations in the type of cancer.

'This paper supports most other reports which do not find any detrimental effects of phone use under normal exposures.'

Earlier this year Manchester University researchers found no statistically significant change in rates of newly diagnosed brain cancers in England between 1998 and 2007, saying it was unlikely 'we are on the forefront of a brain cancer epidemic'.

But other scientists disagree, saying the Danish study excluded business users and included as non-users people who began using mobiles later on.

Denis Henshaw, Emeritus Professor of Human Radiation Effects, Bristol University said the study was 'worthless', and the researchers themselves admitted non-users may have been misclassified which would bias the findings.

He said: 'This seriously flawed study misleads the public and decision makers about the safety of mobile phone use.'

Vicky Fobel, director of MobileWise, a charity advising on mobile phone and health, said: 'All this shows that this study and the press release promoting its findings are misleading the public by implying that phone users have the all clear.

'The study only looked at short-term use of mobile phones and by mis-analysing the data has massively underestimated the risks. All the other studies that have looked at the long-term risks have found a link between phone use and brain tumours.

'This study gives false reassurance and distracts us from the important job of helping the public, especially children, to cut the risk from mobiles.'

Artikel  dari dmall with thanks :written by :JennyHope:

Cerita pak kaduk adalah contoh cerita yang memberi pesan...dan ingatan...

Ingat tak cerita pak kaduk dan mak kaduk? Pada zaman dulu seorang yang dizaman ini dipanggil simple mind(bukan bodoh dan bukan lah pandai..)

Dipendekkan cerita pak kaduk nak pergi bersabung ayam..jika menang dapat duit dari raja .(Seorang yang berkuasa autokratik di zaman dulu).

Tapi kerana terlalu simple  akal dan short term thinking pakkaduk ,  yang nak sangat menang  bersabung, beliau sanggup menerima cadangan raja menukar ayamnya dengan ayam rajakapur tersebut..

Apabila ayam kepunyaan raja tadi mati pakkaduk meloncat loncat kegembiraan.. beliau terlalu gembira hingga kan terlupa perjanjian pertukaran ayam sbungnya dan milik raja tadi..hingga baju kertas tadi terkoyak.. lalu berlari lah beliau kerana malu ditertawakan oleh semua..
Lalu dikatakan kesian pak kaduk ayam menang bersabung tapi kampung nya tergadai didalam pertaruhan.

zaman sekarang yang semua orang serba maju dan berbudaya. Ada yang tak reti speaking pun sekarang ayat ayat irrelevant menjadi relevant..
Semua orang pandai cakap politik, walau fakta sejarah yang sebenar benarnya berlaku atau pengajaran sejarah tidak dapat mengawal mereka mereka dari memikirkan adakah setiap perbuatan akan meruntuhkan kekuatan bangsa apatah lagi ugama dan negara. In kerana kekurangan dan kelemahan berfikir secara mendalam dan berpandangan jauh. Tidak kira la mereka ber ijazah ke  lulusan tengah timur, barat timur ... bila kegilaan menguasai emosi pemikiran yang waras lagi bernas makin kurang penting buat tempoh ini, janji bising buat bising buka pekong didada..
Lengah tu pembankang pembengkok pembungkang segala pehak sama saja...
semua kata amalkan amalan ber-sin tapi, pol itik yang diamal kan sama aja... bapa, anak, bini, sedara sepusat sepusing, suku sakat dan kawan kawan...

Yang dah mengaruk nak kan kuasa mamak bendahara sanggup minta bantuan luar juga.. kalau berlaku..habis la.. jadilah org kita macam org kampung seberang selat, dianak tiri dan dipinggirkan. Jurang kaya makin bertambah kaya, yang miskin papa kedana...yang memberi bantuan dari luar sudah tentu mahu keuntungan...

 fikirkan lah.. apa yang dibentuk  dan asas didalam negara dah elok, cuma masalahnya adalah banyak lebihn lemak dan sisa sisa toksik terhasil oleh pembnagkang, pembongkang dan pembengkok.. mereka ini sama derajatnya..
Takperlu lah kelambu, dan asas negara di bakar..insaf lahh ..

Budaya kita suka terikut ikut dgn budaya arab.. takperlu diikut budaya arab.. kita ada buadya kita dan amalan ugama yng berasaskan Al Quran. Tidak perlu di ikut budaya arab yang memang ugama Islam diturunkan kerana sifat mereka yang sukar dan emosional. etc etc....
Memang mereka terlalu emosi bila bercakap pasal politik, tapi ingat mereka telah menerima bantuan yg dipinta dari luar.. Duit dah dibelanjakan hancurkan segala  infrastruktur dan bangunan dsbnya, maka sudah tiba kena bayar balik dan hak berniaga di beri pada sumber yang invest bilions utk jahanamkan infrastruktur . Tunggulah bila beberapa tahun, keadaan macam tu juga, sumber bantuan akan cakap duit dah diberi, jadi hasil mestilah ditarik keluar negera.. Rakyat akan mula terasa sempit dan malah getir  menjalani kehidupan...

Masa tu akan berlaku lagi kecoh kerana keadaan baik sebentar dan balik kepada keadaan dulu.. kerana perniagaan besar, telaga emas hitam, dan pelbagai sektor dikuasai oleh milik luar..

Kalau anda ingat sejarah kedah? Bagai mana Plau Pinang di ambil dari milik Kedah?  kalau taktahu cari sejarah di arkib dan buat counter research di sumber lain buku sejarah.

Banyak lagi bentuk "bantuan luar" ini telah berlaku dizaman pak kaduk lagi .. cuma ianya sekarang berulang di negara tengah timur yg orang kita amat sanjungi...
dibumi kita yang menerima dan mendapat bantuan dari sumber luar tidak peduli jika penguasaan luar masuk dan hasil mahsul ditarik keluar, sebab dia tak pikir semua tu.. janji dapat jadi mamak bendahara..tu aja ..lain lain irrelevant..
Jadi sahabat bangsaku, apa pun pahaman dan pemikiran ingat lah satu, bersatu teguh bercerai roboh.. habisla...
Semua orang pandai cakap apa lagi borak pasal segala dunia.. Hebat. Ada yang sanggup menjadi seperti pak kaduk.. hanya pertaruhan adalah bangs a dan negara demi kuasa atas dunia ini. Tidak kisahlah yang pembengkang atau pembengkok sama saja darjatnya...

Kita semua leka dan nak senang tanpa mempelajari fakta sejarah didunia yang berlaku dan berulang kali berlaku.. kalau tahu pun masuk telinga kiri keluar kanan...tak ada teladan dapat di ikuti dari sejarah ini ..

Jika baca berita di internet pasal keadaan negara rakan seugama kita, banyak kita perlu lihat dan jadikan contoh bila yang mulanya tinpot punya pemimpin pembengkok beriya iya memperjuangkan kononnya   "tunjuk krasi", kemudian hanyut kerana menaikkan anak beranak, bini , sedara ipar duai, kawan kawan sampai mereka lupa tanggungjawab yang sebenar..

Yang pembangakang yang tidak mengetahui bagaimana hendak buat apa, guna apa saja means tanpa mengambil kira dan mengambil serta mempergunakan emosi serta keadaan, lalu rakyat yang agak lurus juga ditarik sama didalam kancah percaturan politik mereka.

Lalu langkah yang diambil oleh pembengkang pembengkok melemahkan dasar dalaman negara.  Pembengkok lalu mencari bantuan luar nak menang perang kuasa. Akhirnya tergadai la.. negaranya..

Setelah beberapa ketika burung besi menjatuhkan bahan bahan buangannya kononnya atas dasar tunjuk krasi .. dan orang awam yang masih kurang arif selok belok akibat campurtangan ini bergembira...
Mereka tak tahu.. bak kata org pandai"no such thing as free lunch".. maknanya.. orang tidak akan membantu dengan percuma, semuanya mempunyai sebab...dan mahukan sesuatu..

Mereka nakkan pulangan hasil dan kewangan serta perniagaan milik mereka..
Sekarang tinpot dah dihancurkan, tapi ....bila tengahari keluar di media cetak mereka "pertolongan mereka" perlu dibayar balik segera.. yang arif semua pasti sedari  berupa hak gali emas hitam... dsbnya....

contoh terdekat with thanks dmail from tenet

diambil dari dmall with thanks..

Yang dah hidup senang dinegara kita jangan lupa hari senang, jgn robohkan negara ..sebab esok lusa belum tahu dapur berasap dan merempat di bumi sendiri.. "bumi dipijak milik orang"..

Pernah tak kita dengar yang pembongkang macam panah tu mengutuk kaum mereka dari kumpulan parti  yang lagi satu?
Mereka tidak memburukkan sesama mereka di khalayak ramai..

Sudah tiba yang bertitle org alim atau org tak alim perlu lah cakap baik baik bahasa dan takpayah buat kenyataan memalukan igama dan bangsa.. kalau rasa dah time duduk kat rumah pencen la.. semua

Dan yang kurang arif, dah rajin kat tenet ni, buka lah arkib sejarah dan ruangan yang menulis sejarah, baca dan cari lah sejarah asal sesuatu negara dan dunia... Jangan main ikut macam kerbau ditindik hidung...

Lain lain benda- thai kena banjir.. siap la harga beras naik lagi nampaknya.. jangan bazir beras..

Akhir sekali selamat hari raya kurban...

Sunday, 23 October 2011

makna "blind faith"

"Blind faith"..........

berkaitan dengan semua.....

Fikirkan......"blind faith"... 

Monday, 19 September 2011

salah satu simtom kolestrol dan berkaitan dgn hal kesihatan jantung dsnya

warna kuning di bawah mata...berkaitan dgn kolestrol yg tinggi dan perlu mendapatkan rawatan kerana ianya berkaitan dgn jantung...dan pemakanan..

pergi jumpa dr ...dapatkan bantuan...


::Yellow marking in the skin around the eyes can be a sign of heart disease, according to scientists.::

A study of almost 13,000 people found people with the patches, known as xanthelasmata, were more likely have a heart attack or die within 10 years.

The spots are deposits of cholesterol which are soft and painless. They don't interfere with vision and people often get them treated at a dermatologist.

The yellow markings (seen just above and below the corner of the eye) are deposits of cholesterol

However, people with xanthelasma should go to their doctor as well, according to the research published online in the British Medical Journal.

The heart disease link was most acute in men aged between 70 and 79. Those with xanthelasmata were 12 per cent more at risk than others without the condition. The corresponding risk for women in this group was eight per cent.

However, the raised yellow patches around the eyelids was a more reliable sign of heart disease in women because of their lower overall risk.

Professor Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen, of the University of Copenhagen, said: 'The prevalence of xanthelasmata was similar in women and men.

'However, presence of xanthelasmata was a slightly better predictor of heart attack and heart disease in women than in men, and in those aged under 55 years compared with those aged 55 and over.

'This might be explained by the fact that male sex and age are both well known risk factors for heart attack and heart disease, so the presence of xanthelasmata just adds to this predetermined risk in men and in older people.

'In women, who have a smaller inherent risk of developing heart attack and heart disease, presence of xanthelasmata has a correspondingly larger predictive value.'


Yellow flat plaques over the upper or lower eyelids, most often near the inner part of the eye.

They are more common in women and men in their 40s and 50s.

Around half of the cases are linked with higher than average cholesterol levels.

Patients with the yellow marks should have their plasma lipid (fat) levels checked. If they are high doctors will recommend lifestyle changes and possibly prescribe lipid lowering drugs.

The lesions should not cause any physical discomfort and can be left alone unless the patient wishes them removed for cosmetic reasons. However, 40 per cent will recur after treatment.

They said their results 'clearly establish for the first time that people with xanthelasmata have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.'

The study also found white or grey rings around the cornea, known medically as arcus corneae, are not linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

Previous research has established that both xanthelasmata and arcus corneae are deposits of cholesterol. But about half of those who have either or both conditions will not test positively for high cholesterol in a blood test.

Prof Tybjaerg-Hansen’s team followed 12,745 individuals from 1976 until May 2009 who had all participated in the Copenhagen City Heart Study. They were aged between 20 and 93 and were free of heart disease when the project began.

In all age groups for both men and women, the risk of having a heart attack, developing heart disease or dying within a 10-year period increased in individuals with xanthelasmata.

This increased risk is independent of other well-known risk factors such as gender, smoking, obesity or high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The researchers said the presence of xanthelasmata could help clinicians when they diagnose heart disease and associated conditions.

And they said that their findings 'could be of particular value in societies where access to laboratory facilities and thus lipid profile measurement is difficult.'::

air kosong....

Air adalah cecair yang penting untuk kehidupan setiap hari....air bukan coke atau fanta etc....

Article from Dmail with thanks

-Drinking water instead of fizzy drinks significantly reduces risk of diabetes-

-Diabetes can increase risk of heart disease five-fold-

Aricle written by:By Claire Bates:

:Drinking water instead of fizzy drinks could dramatically reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, scientists say.

Researchers from Harvard University are presenting new evidence which shows replacing sugar-sweetened drinks with water can lead to weight loss and help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by seven per cent.

Professor Frank Hu, from the Harvard School of Public Health, said: 'There is convincing evidence that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with increased risk of obesity and diabetes, and emerging evidence that these beverages increase the risk for heart disease.

'To reduce risk of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases, it is important to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and replace them with healthier choices such as water and unsweetened tea or coffee.'

More than 2.8 million people in the UK have the chronic condition of diabetes, while another one million have it without realising, according to NHS figures.

People who develop the Type 2 condition lose the ability to break down glucose into energy, which causes blood-sugar levels to rise.

The immediate symptoms of hyperglycaemia include feeling thirsty and drowsy. It can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, which can eventually cause unconsciousness and even death.

Diabetes raises the risk of heart disease by up to five times. Over time it can cause sight problems and nerve damage leading to foot ulcers.

Patients are encouraged to exercise more and eat a healthier diet to help control the condition.

Diabetes UK says 10 per cent of total NHS spending goes towards treating the condition and its complications.

More than 2.8 million people in the UK have the chronic condition of diabetes, while another one million have it without realising, according to NHS figures.

People who develop the Type 2 condition lose the ability to break down glucose into energy, which causes blood-sugar levels to rise.

The immediate symptoms of hyperglycaemia include feeling thirsty and drowsy. It can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, which can eventually cause unconsciousness and even death.

Diabetes raises the risk of heart disease by up to five times. Over time it can cause sight problems and nerve damage leading to foot ulcers.

Patients are encouraged to exercise more and eat a healthier diet to help control the condition.

The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR), which conducted the research, says more than 100,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year, with 26 million Brits projected to be obese by 2030.

ICCR scientific director, Dr Jean-Pierre Despres said: 'The epidemic prevalence achieved by abdominal obesity can be explained by our sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits, among which an overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages plays a significant role.

'Until recently, these beverages have escaped the scrutiny that low-quality foods have received, but as our research shows, this certainly should not be the case.'

Kinvara Carey, general manager at the Natural Hydration Council, said: 'With the rising concern about obesity rates, it is useful to remind people of simple steps that can help us all towards a healthier lifestyle.

'Taking notice of what we drink can be just as important as watching what we eat. Water is the only liquid our bodies need to hydrate. It contains no calories or other added ingredients and, as such, is one of the healthiest ways to hydrate.'

The findings were published today at the Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference in Montana, USA.

A British Soft Drinks Association spokesman said: 'The cause of obesity and Type 2 diabetes is an excess of calories in the diet over calories expended in exercise, regardless of which food or drink those calories come from.

'Replacing drinks containing calories with drinks which are calorie-free can help those people who need to reduce their calorie intake.

'A range of drinks, including soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water, tap water, milk, tea and coffee, can help provide the hydration the body needs, but bear in mind that they may contain calories if you are trying to limit or reduce your weight.

'Soft drinks, like all food and drink, should be consumed as part of a balanced diet.'