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One in Six Americans Have Pre-Diabetes and Most Don't Know It
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Fifty-four million Americans, that's one in six of us, have pre-diabetes and most don't even realize it. Mark Schutta, MD, medical director of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, is urging at-risk patients to be proactive and ask your doctor to give you a simple blood test for pre-diabetes, to arm yourself with information before the damage is done. It means you have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal and you could one day reach a high enough level that you would be diagnosed with having diabetes.


New Study Weighs Benefits of Exercise, Diets
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
While exercise and weight loss are equally effective ways to lose weight, exercising helps to maintain muscles, research finds.

Fruit Yogurt Could Play an Important Role in Diabetes Management
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Scientists screened dairy and soy yogurts for properties that could help keep diabetes and hypertension in check, such as the activity level of enzymes that help moderate blood sugar.

Lifestyle Change Cuts Weight, CVD Risk in Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Control group had lost a mean of 8.3% of their body weight. One-year data obtained from a large, federally funded trial have shown that intensive lifestyle intervention can produce significant weight loss and reduce cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Three Years Later, Participants in the Diabetes Prevention Study Still Benefiting
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
The effects of lifestyle intervention on diabetes risk do not disappear after active counseling has stopped, a new follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study shows.

Weight Loss Is The Key to Diabetes Prevention
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
Every kilogram of weight loss resulted in 16% reduction of diabetes risk.

Study: Genes and Diet Linked to Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and colleagues have found another link among genes, heart disease and diet.

Fruit and Vegetables Cut Heart Disease Risk, Says Study
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Every extra of fruit or vegetable consumed daily could cut the risk of heart disease by four percent, says a meta-analysis of almost a quarter of a million people, giving people even more reason to seek out the nutrient-rich foods.

One-Third of U.S. Youth Not Physically Fit
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Approximately one-third of boys and girls age 12 to 19 in the United States do not meet standards for physical fitness. Low physical fitness during adolescence tends to track into adulthood, so it becomes obvious why we are seeing more kids with type 2 diabetes.

Salad Is Even Healthier Than You Thought
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
A new study revealed that those who eat salads and raw vegetables with salad dressing have considerably higher levels of vitamins C, E, B6, and folic acid—key nutrients in promoting a healthy immune system and reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.


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