Encouraging news for people with pre-diabetes or those with mild cases of diabetes. A new study from Tulane University says a low-carb diet helps people lower their blood sugar and lose weight—even without medication. Marsanne Golsby has more.
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The LHSAA has suspended Carroll High Football Coach Brandon Landers and eight assistant coaches for the rest of the season after they scuffled with fans and law enforcement during last Friday’s game at Franklin Parish. Jeff Palermo has more…
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A new study from Tulane University says a low-carb diet can cut dangerous blood sugar levels in those with pre-diabetes or mild diabetes.
Kirsten Dorans, assistant professor of epidemiology, says the results are the first indication that people who are not already being treated with medications that lower blood sugar can benefit from a low-carb diet alone.
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The study involved 150 adults in the New Orleans area who were either pre-diabetic or had relatively mild cases of diabetes.
She says experts already knew that medication helped lower blood sugar.
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The people who participated in the study were divided into two groups. One group stuck to their usual diet. The other went on a low-carb diet for six months. . Dorans says those on the low-carb diet had other health benefits.
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The American Diabetes Association says about half a million adults in Louisiana have been diagnosed with Diabetes, and 1.2 million people here have pre-diabetes, with blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be full-blown diabetes
The LHSAA has suspended Carroll High School Football Coach Brandon Landers and eight of his assistant coaches for the rest of the season after an altercation with law enforcement and fans during last Friday’s football game at Franklin Parish. Announcer Matt Reynolds saw a skirmish break out in the fourth quarter
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Reynolds says prior to the scuffle, the Carroll coaches were told numerous times by fans and sheriff deputies to stop using profanity. He says after repeated warnings officers tried to escort the coaches out of the stadium and that’s when intense shoving match took place…
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The Monroe City School District plans to appeal the suspensions. Reynolds the shoving match lasted several minutes, before the Carroll coaches who were in the press box were finally back on their sidelines
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The Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office is considering charges against some of the Carroll coaches. Carroll won the game and they are 7-0.
Today is National Black Cat Day, a day to recognize this unique feline and bring about awareness especially just before Halloween that a black cat is neither evil nor unlucky. Isabell Haas with the Louisiana SPCA says sadly this time of year incidents of cruelty among black cats increase due to misconceptions about them.
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Black cats and black dogs are known to have the lowest shelter adoption rates and because of the myth that black cats are evil, Haas says some shelters even choose not to make them available for adoption in October to prevent cruelty among black felines.
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Haas says black cats shouldn’t be overlooked because they are just as loving and sweet as any other cat. In other countries for example Ireland where Halloween originated a black cat is considered good luck.
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If you do know of animal cruelty of black cats or any other animal the SPCA asks that you call 9-1-1 and report it.
Former college basketball coach Mike McConathy formally launches his campaign for state senate tonight. Louisiana’s all-time winningest college basketball coach is seeking to replace Natchitoches Senator Louis Bernard, who is not running for re-election. L-S-U Shreveport Professor Jeff Sadow says state representative Alan Seabaugh is also running for that seat
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This will be McConathy’s first run at political office. He retired as the Northwestern State men’s basketball coach last spring. He’s been coaching college basketball in the area since 1983, so Sadow says that will help the 66-year-old Republican…
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The district covers mostly Bossier, Caddo, Natchitoches and Sabine Parishes. Before he was head coach at Northwestern, McConathy rans the Bossier Parish Community College program from 1983 to 99, so Sadow says he knows the district very well…
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