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Oily Fish Can Reduce Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Eating oily fish containing docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid at least once a week appears to decrease the risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration by half, according to a large population-based study.

Physical Activity Helps Offset Genetic Risk for Obesity
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Individuals who have a genetic mutation associated with high body mass index (BMI) may be able to offset their increased risk for obesity through physical activity, according to the results of a study.

Alcohol Intake Inversely Linked With Risk for Type 2
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In a study sample of women, alcohol consumption was inversely associated with risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a nested case-control study from the Nurses' Health Study.

Obese People Display Different Behavior at Chinese Buffets
Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008
Obese individuals often have evident behavioral and eating habits that are thought to exacerbate their condition, such as eating large portions of unhealthy foods, and consciously not exercising. A recent innovative Cornell University study, conducted on individuals eating at Chinese buffets, indicates that obese people have numerous subconscious tendencies that also contribute to their dangerous condition.

Cleanliness Linked to Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Cleanliness is next to Godliness but being too clean could raise your risk of getting diabetes, a new study has suggested. Researchers have carried out the study and found that a lack of exposure to bacteria and viruses during childhood may lead to an increased chance of high blood sugar and related diseases.

Older People Who Diet without Exercising Lose Valuable Muscle Mass
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
A group of sedentary and overweight older people placed on a four-month exercise program not only became more fit, but burned off more fat, compared to older sedentary people who were placed on a diet but did not exercise.

Exercise Reduces Fat In Livers of Diabetics: Study
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Regular moderate exercise helps people with diabetes to reduce fat in their livers, in turn potentially preventing liver failure and heart disease, said U.S. researchers.

EASD: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Prevalent in Type 2 Diabetic Adolescents
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have hypertension, generalized obesity, abdominal obesity, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides and microalbuminuria, than their non-diabetic counterparts.


Massage Shown to Help Muscles Following Exercise
Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008
Intense exercise is often accompanied by simultaneous muscle lengthening and contracting, which can lead to swelling and damage. A recent study has found that massaging these muscles following the exercise limits the potential for injury.

Study 2008: Healthcare Costs To Rise AGAIN!
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We continue to see healthcare costs rising and those with diabetes will certainly feel it the most. Let's hope that the new president will do something to help. Consider getting involved with one of the presidential candidates after viewing their ideas on improving healthcare in this country.

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