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Fish-Oil Supplements Plus Regular Aerobic Exercise Benefit Overweight Patients
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
In overweight patients, fish oil supplements and regular aerobic exercise reduced body fat and improved cardiovascular and metabolic health, according to the results of a new study.

Insulin Levels Can Predict Weight Loss on Certain Diets
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
Individual differences in insulin secretion may explain why some individuals respond well to either a low-fat diet or low-glycemic-load diet, whereas others do not. The findings imply that a simple, baseline oral glucose tolerance test to assess serum insulin concentration may help clinicians and dieticians choose weight-loss strategies for obese subjects.

Being Thin, Doesn't Mean You Are Not Fat
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Because internal deposits can cause trouble then really is what's on the inside that counts and a lot of thin people might be in trouble.

Eating Pistachios Reduces Impact of Carbohydrates
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
Pistachios, when eaten with some common high-carbohydrate foods, may actually slow the absorption of carbohydrates into the body, resulting in a lower than expected blood sugar level according to a study.

A Cherry on Top: Tart Cherries May Alter Heart/Diabetes Factors
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
Researchers report that rats that received powdered tart cherries in their diet had lower total cholesterol, lower blood sugar, less fat storage in the liver and lower oxidative stress, compared with rats that didn't receive cherries.

Low Glycemic Index Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Switching to a low glycemic index (GI) diet from a high GI diet can result in improvements in insulin sensitivity, and may thereby lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight or obese individuals with impaired glucose tolerance.

Pizza A Functional Food To Lower Cholesterol?
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
A new pizza dough mixture which incorporates cholesterol-lowering plant sterols is set to further expand the market for functional snack foods.

Resistance Training Lowers Diabetes Risk in Older Adults
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Resistance training may not only help to build muscle in older people, it may also be warding off type 2 diabetes, a new study demonstrates.

Baby Boomers First Generation With Shorter Life Spans Than Their Parents
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Baby boomers might be the first generation to enter retirement in worse health than their parents, according to a growing body of evidence, the Washington Post reports.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Explored as Cure for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007
A bariatric surgery procedure used for treating severe obesity is now being explored as a cure for type 2 diabetes mellitus in normal-weight and moderately overweight patients with diabetes.

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