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Elevated Iron Levels Associated With Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
Men and women with elevated levels of ferritin are about twice as likely as their peers with lower levels to have metabolic syndrome.


Extra Pounds In Middle Age Doubles Incidence of Stroke
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
Obesity nearly doubles the risk that an otherwise healthy middle-aged man will eventually have a stroke, a long-running Swedish study finds. Insulin resistance the culprit.


FDA Approves Labeling That Xenical (Orlistat) Resulted in 42% Reduction in Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
The first weight loss medication to show a reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.The label change is based on results from the XENDOS (Xenical in the Prevention of Diabetes in Obese Subjects) study, the largest and longest study to date of a weight loss medication

Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 58%
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
Why are we looking for the cure for Type 2 diabetes when we already have it?
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) showed that intensive lifestyle intervention reduced the risk of diabetes by 58%.

Making It Through the Holidays
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
While controlling diabetes (or reducing one’s risk) is a yearlong effort, perhaps no other season poses as many temptations as the holidays.So how do you make it through? Here are suggestions, several from the Defeat Diabetes Foundation (www.defeatdiabetes.org), to help you keep focus.

Maternal Body Mass Linked to Rising Rate of Large for Gestational Age Births
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
Increases in maternal body mass index and decreases in maternal smoking are behind the increasing trend in large-for-gestational-age (LGA) births

More Than One Cup of Coffee A Day Raises Heart Disease Risk 30%
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
Men consuming more than 200ml of coffee daily had 30% higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), their white blood cell counts were 3% higher.

Nearly 60% of American Adults Have Elevated Blood Pressure
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
One-third are not aware of their condition, and among those who were aware, only 31 percent had their blood pressure controlled at target levels.

New Gene For Diabetes Found
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004
A gene involved in the action of insulin is associated with type 2 diabetes and the body’s response to insulin has been found and reported on."The protein that this gene makes represses the insulin response, so if you are making a lot of this protein, your ability to respond to insulin would be blunted, which would lead to higher glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream. If it is too high, that’s diabetes,"

New Gene For Diabetes Found
Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004

A gene involved in the action of insulin is associated with type 2 diabetes and the body’s response to insulin has been found and reported on.
The protein that this gene makes represses the insulin response, so if you are making a lot of this protein, your ability to respond to insulin would be blunted, which would lead to higher glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream. If it is too high, that’s diabetes,"

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