Fifty students, their family and friends joined the administrators and faculty at the Adventist University of Chile on March 24, 2015, to inaugurate the first Diploma in Evangelism and Health Promotion. This is the first course of it´s kind offered by a faculty of theology, and is a very significant step to blending the gospel ministry with the healing ministry of Jesus.
A new course designed to train and encourage health students who are not studying at Adventist universities was launched in March 2015. This pilot project, organized by the Argentinian Union and Buenos Aires Conference in collaboration with the Health Ministries Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, attracted much attention when all 35 places were quickly filled.
A cohort of 8749 randomly selected men without diabetes at baseline, but taking statins, were followed for 6 years. After adjustment for potential confounders, those using statins had a 46% increased relative risk of developing diabetes. More research is needed, but the tendency found in this study may give pause to statin use in those with borderline indications.
PositiveTip: Make healthy lifestyle choices your first line defense against both hyperlipidemia and diabetes.