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Weight Loss Should be the Primary Intervention for Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
In a randomized trial with 1079 participants, for over 3 years it was found that for every 2 pounds of weight loss there was a 16% reduction in risk.

Scientists Learn How Roughage Keeps You “Regular”
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
If you ever wondered just how a high-fiber diet helps keep you, well, “regular,” scientists may have the answer. Their results suggest that as these bulky foods make their way down the gastrointestinal tract, they run into cells, tearing them and freeing lubricating mucus within.

What You Can Expect by Increasing Your Physical Activity!
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Physical activity effects every cell in your body. Increasing physical activity improves our everyday quality of life by increasing our muscular strength, and muscular endurance.

Cholesterol Absorption More Predictive Than Total Count in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Despite frequent abnormalities in glucose metabolism, elderly patients with low cholesterol absorption appear to have a survival advantage.

Gestational Diabetes Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Among women with a family history of type 2 diabetes, those with prior GDM were more likely to have CVD risk factors.

Two Strokes and You’re Done
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Having a stroke is bad enough. But having another one after surviving the first one is especially bad, more than doubling a person’s risk of dying in the next two years, a new study finds.

Blacks Have Poorer Control of Diabetes Than Whites
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
A new review of the data from 56,000 patients shows that blacks with diabetes tend to have worse control of the disease than whites.

ADA Releases First Food Guidelines Tailored to Individuals
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
The recommendations emphasize the importance of sustained, moderate weight loss for people who are overweight or obese and increased physical activity for all people at risk for or living with diabetes.

Major Cognitive Decline of 19 Years Linked to High Fat, High Copper Diet
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
A diet high in saturated and trans fats, coupled with a high intake of copper may be associated with a significantly accelerated rate of cognitive decline in older adults, a new study suggests.

New Wireless Device Aids in Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Using the close-proximity wireless communications standard known as near-field communications (NFC) the device will link glucometers and insulin pumps.

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