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All Sweeteners Not The Same For Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
New research shows that some sweeteners, especially date sugar and dark brown sugars, contain antioxidants that have the potential to control diabetes-linked heart disease and high blood pressure. Some sweeteners used in the study also had the ability to inhibit the activity of a key enzyme related to Type 2 diabetes.

Ten Dollars Per Patient Disease Prevention Program Could Save 16 Billion/Yr
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Community-based health programs aimed at diet, exercise, smoking prevention and other known risk factors for chronic diseases could cut health-care costs in the United States by $16 billion a year, at a cost of 10 dollars per patient/year, a new report says.

Why Cranberry Juice Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Though never fully scientifically explained in the past, many people, including some doctors, recommend drinking cranberry juice as a measure to prevent urinary tract infections. The explanation for this positive effect has recently been explained by researchers, validating the simple approach.


Beijing Pollution Increases Blood Clot Risk
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The heavy pollution in Beijing might increase the risk of cardiovascular events in spectators. This warning adds to previous concerns that Olympic competitors have had about the heavily polluted air in Beijing.

Community Specific Nutrition Programs Best for Diabetes Prevention
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Different cultures, genders, minority groups, and social classes, naturally have different diets. Most nutritional education is based on general ideas believed to apply to all diets though, which might limit the effectiveness of the education for certain groups. A recent study has shown that diet-education tailored to a certain group or communities likely diet is most effective in preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes, a condition closely linked to diet.

Diabetes Possibly Responsible for High Oxidative Stress Levels in Heart Patients
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
High oxidative stress levels, often thought by doctors to be a characteristic of patients with coronary heart disease, may in some cases be caused by the existence of type 2 diabetes in these same patients. This may help diagnose previously undiagnosed diabetes, or help better treat conditions that coronary heart disease patients are dealing with.


Diabetes and Obesity Effect Male Fertility
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Diabetes and obesity appear to be major risk factors for male infertility. At the recent 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, two separate studies presented these results, one concerning reduced sperm count due to obesity, and the other dealing with sperm DNA damage due to diabetes.

New AHA Obesity Statement
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
AHA statement urges clinicians to think beyond clinical treatment and prevention and to emphasize nutrition and physical activity, life-style modification.

Eating Fruit Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes?
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Researchers found that fruit sugars, known as fructose, are more likely than other types of sugar to cause fat around the middle, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Drinking 4-5 Cups of Coffee Daily May Increase Lifespan
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
A new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that those people who regularly indulge in their favorite coffee beverage may live longer than those who don't.

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