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Nurse-led Diabetes Care Cuts Complications, Costs
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Putting a nurse in charge of care for people with diabetes sharply reduces their need for urgent and emergency care, and reduces costs, a new study shows.

Beware, Eye Disease In People With Diabetes Tied To Risk Of Dying
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
In adults with type 2 diabetes, retinopathy is associated with an increased risk of dying within a given period of time, independent of glucose control, a study shows.

Gum Disease Predicts Kidney Problems for Those With Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Periodontitis -- an infection of the gums that destroys the tissue and bone supporting the teeth -- is associated with the development of kidney disease and end-state renal disease (ESRD) in patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors report.

Shedding Pounds from Diet or Exercise—Take Your Pick
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
People looking to lose those extra pounds have been told for decades that dieting together with exercise will bring about the best results. Not so, says new research.

Guided Breathing Lowers Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Self-treatment with a biofeedback device that guides breathing can significantly lower blood pressure among patients with type 2 diabetes.

Flaxseed Oil Lowers Blood Pressure
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Regularly eating a diet supplemented with flaxseed oil may lower blood pressure and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

Exercise Pivotal In Preventing And Fighting Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
A new study says that acute exercise - as little as 15 minutes a day - can have a profound influence on preventing and fighting the disease.

Caffeinated Drinks Protect Elderly Against Heart Disease
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Over-65s who drink four or more caffeinated beverages every day may reduce their risk of heart disease by a whopping 53 per cent, suggests research from the US.

First Nonprescription Diet Drug Alli Wins U.S. Approval
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
At least 6 million Americans expected to buy Alli at a cost of 2 dollars a day, beginning this summer. For those that don’t reduce their fat intake while taking Alli, will be in for a surprise.

Older Adults Face Double Whammy When It Comes to Body Fat
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. Up until age 80, older adults not only gain fat as they age – but because of the obesity epidemic – they actually begin their older years fatter.

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