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High Blood Glucose A Major Cardiovascular Risk, Diabetes or No Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Even if diabetes is left out of the equation, higher-than-optimum blood glucose is a major worldwide killer, equivalent to smoking deaths, according to researchers.



Once Weekly Fish Consumption Linked to Reduced Cognitive Decline
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Fish consumption, about one serving per week or more, is associated with reduced cognitive decline, according to the results of a prospective cohort study.

Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
An analysis based on the combined interim results from two prospective randomized trials, rates of HF hospitalization over more than two years rose in tandem with baseline fasting plasma glucose levels.

Odds Are That Gamblers Have More Health Problems, Including Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
People who gamble at least five times a year have more health problems than people who gamble less frequently, a new study reveals. And people with a severe gambling addiction are the most likely to report serious health problems, such as increased heart rate, angina and liver disease when compared to people who have never had a gambling problem.

Metabolic Syndrome Classification of Little Help in Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
A diagnosis of metabolic syndrome does not appear to provide additional prognostic information in patients with type 2 diabetes.

A Cup of Confusion: Is Coffee Healthy or Not?
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
New studies suggest java helps protect against major diseases, including diabetes.

One in Six Americans Have Pre-Diabetes and Most Don't Know It
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Fifty-four million Americans, that's one in six of us, have pre-diabetes and most don't even realize it. Mark Schutta, MD, medical director of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, is urging at-risk patients to be proactive and ask your doctor to give you a simple blood test for pre-diabetes, to arm yourself with information before the damage is done. It means you have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal and you could one day reach a high enough level that you would be diagnosed with having diabetes.


Risk of Diabetes Reduced by 58% With Active Counseling and Continues After Counseling Stops
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The effects of lifestyle intervention on diabetes risk do not disappear after active counseling has stopped, even after three plus years.

New Study Weighs Benefits of Exercise, Diets
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
While exercise and weight loss are equally effective ways to lose weight, exercising helps to maintain muscles, research finds.

Panic Attacks Exacerbate Diabetes Symptoms
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Repeated panic attacks in people with diabetes can lead to poorer control of the illness, more severe health complications, and a reduced quality of life.

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