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Healthy Breakfast May Protect Against Heart Disease
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Breakfast is more than just an eye-opener that helps you transition from sleep to the day ahead. Eating breakfast, especially one that includes whole grains, reduces your risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure.

Diabetes Linked With Complications and Death in Cystic Fibrosis
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In patients with cystic fibrosis, diabetes is common early in life and is linked with impaired nutrition and growth, increased rates of terminal respiratory failure, and death,�French researchers report.

Soy Protein Beneficial In Type 2's
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A new report in Diabetes Care shows that a diet rich in soy protein appears to have a lasting beneficial effect on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.

Statins Reduce Blood Pressure
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The medications known as statins, typically prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels, may also modestly reduce blood pressure, according to a new report in JAMA.

Low Glycemic Index Diet Yields Improvements in Diabetic Youth
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, consumption of a low glycemic index diet may reduce glucose excursions and improve overall glycemic control, according to results of a National Institutes of Health-sponsored study.

Diabetes Doubling Before Motherhood
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The number of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes has more than doubled in seven years, a California study found, a troubling trend that means health risks for both mothers and newborns. And the number of diabetic teenagers giving birth grew fivefold during the same period, according to the study, the largest of its kind. This comes from a new study published in Diabetes Care.

Aspirin Increases Production of Insulin?
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Obesity is strongly connected to insulin resistance and the eventual development of type 2 diabetes, but taking aspirin might help limit this progression. A new study has found that for "healthy" obese people, "aspirin-like compounds" can increase the production of insulin, reducing the risk of developing insulin resistance.

Diabetic Child Dies While Parents Pray
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Madeleine Neumann, an 11 year old type 1 diabetic, died March 23rd due to lack of treatment for her condition. Her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, viewed their daughters worsening condition as "a test of faith," and instead of getting her medical help, let her die while they prayed. The parents have been charged with second-degree reckless homicide and face up to 25 years in prison.

Molecule Found That Can Open Sodium Channels
Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2008
The body's "sodium channels" are crucial in maintaining healthy blood pressure and salt levels. A recent research team has found a molecule that can activate proteins in sodium channels, enabling the balance of sodium levels.

Life Expectancies Declining for Poor, Rising for Rich
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008
Between 1961 and 1999 life expectancies in the United States increased by between six and seven years for both men and women. A recent Harvard Medical study has found that these are unfortunately just general trends, and in certain parts of the country, most notably poorer areas, life expectancies actually declined or remained constant in these "counties".

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