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Community Awareness Programs Help Reduce Diabetic Risk
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Type 2 diabetes may be up to 95% preventable, though often major dietary, physical, and even social lifestyle changes are needed to achieve this end. A recent study has found that individuals who participate in community-based awareness programs are at lower risk for developing the disease, perhaps illuminating a more palpable way of preventing this dangerous condition.


Brain Work Induces Hunger
Posted: Friday, September 05, 2008
Mental exercises and focused mind-intensive tasks appear to induce hunger and increased calorie intake, according to a recent study. Students performing these forms of "intellectual work" were seen to eat significantly more than those simply resting and relaxing their minds.

Lead, Mercury and Arsenic Found in Internet Purchased Ayurveda
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ayurvedic medicines are used throughout South Asia, especially in India, and are available throughout the world through Internet purchase. While there are many proponents of its usage, it has recently been found by researchers that over 20% of Ayurvedic medicine purchased over the Internet has unhealthy amounts of mercury, lead and arsenic.

MSG Use Linked to Obesity
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
People who use monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are more likely than people who don�t use it to be overweight or obese even though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie intake, according to a study published this month in the journal Obesity.

Family, Dogs and Childhood Health Problems Linked to Adult Snoring
Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008
Chronic adult snoring has been linked to various health concerns, as well as obvious inconveniences. The development of snoring often starts early in life however, and a recent research team has uncovered some major risk factors during childhood for future adult snoring.

Carbs and Sugars Cause Brain Cell Deterioration and Weight Gain
Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008
Weight gain with age is a common occurrence for many. This is often attributed to decreased activity and slowed metabolism, but recent research has revealed that appetite control cells within the brain deteriorate with age, making overeating more likely.

Diabetics Should Include More Herbs And Spices In Their Foods
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
In test-tube experiments, researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, found that extracts of various herbs and spices - such as cinnamon, cloves, sage and rosemary -inhibited a damaging process that can result from high blood sugar levels.

New Treatment for Diabetes Growing on Trees
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
A new possible food additive can reduce blood glucose levels by 28% for those with type 2 diabetes. A new study shows that a phytochemical in fruits and vegetables, called Emulin can help to reduce blood sugars in type 2 diabetics. This treatment for diabetes has been growing right in our backyard.

Heart Disease Risk Soars 80% With Obesity And Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
People who are both obese and have diabetes are highly likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, a new study shows.

Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water Connected to Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Exposure to arsenic increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, concludes a recent study. Arsenic levels in urine were seen to be significantly higher in diabetics than in individuals without the disease.

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