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Healthy Lifestyle Choices Shown To Increase Life Expectancy
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Not smoking, eating five servings or more of fruits and vegetables per day, drinking alcohol only in moderation (0-1.5 drinks per day), and maintaining a high level of physical activity are well known to be healthy lifestyle choices. A recent study at the University of Cambridge, England, has helped quantitatively show just how beneficial maintaining these four lifestyle choices is.

The Magic Pill: A New Drug That Mimics Healthy Lifestyle Effects
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The magic ingredient in wine is being studied to reduce the effects of diabetes and aging.

Diabetes Risk Factors Linked to Neighborhoods
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Researchers found that people who lived in neighborhoods that were more conducive to exercise and healthy eating were less likely to have insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

2008 ADA Guidelines for Medical Nutrition Therapy
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
ADA has updated its guidelines regarding medical nutrition therapy (MNT), including the use of low-carbohydrate diets to prevent diabetes, manage existing diabetes, and prevent or slow the rate of development of diabetes complications.

Childhood Type 2 Diabetes Increases Risk of Kidney Failure
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise. In addition to living with this deadly disease, those children infected are at higher risk for kidney failure later in life.

Walk, to Prevent or Reverse PreDiabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
For overweight or obese individuals who are physically inactive, brisk walking might be the best exercise prescription for shedding excess pounds and reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.

Walking 2˝ Hours A Week Prevents Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Men who stay highly active with age may have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who taper off their exercise levels, a study suggests.

Physical Activity Linked to Decrease in Mortality Risk
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wake up and smell the coffee. Engaging in physical activity for at least 3 hours per week was associated with a decrease in mortality risk of 27%, according to the results of a prospective study.

Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity Each Associated With Lower Death Rate
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Eating a Mediterranean diet and following national recommendations for physical activity are each associated with a reduced risk of death over a five-year period, according to two reports.

Calling Couch Potatoes, Works!
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Fitness research shows that when a computer talks the talk, even couch potatoes can be persuaded to walk the walk.

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