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Metabolic Syndrome Increases Salt Sensitivity
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009
The blood pressure of patients with metabolic syndrome showed significantly greater sensitivity to high- and low-sodium diets compared with a control group, researchers found.

Pregnancy Increases The Risk of Depression For Those With Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Low-income pregnant women and new mothers with diabetes have nearly twice the risk of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy than women without diabetes, according to a new study.

Obese and Diabetic Individuals Produce High Levels of Muscle Blocking Protein
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009
A recent study has found that there is an additional obstacle in obtaining good health for obese individuals, as well as type 2 diabetics, in that these conditions lead to the production of a certain protein that inhibits muscle growth. This troubling mechanism also appears to be a strong link between pre-diabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes.

HbA1c Levels Inversely Tied to Cognition in Diabetics
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
As HbA1c levels rise, cognitive function falls in patients with type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors.

Drinking Two-Plus Cans of Pop Daily Doubles The Risk for Early Kidney Disease by 50%
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Women and not men, who drink two or more cans of regular, not diet soda pop per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a recent study has found.

Medicare OKs Bariatric Surgery As Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, announced last week a clarification in its policy for Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery as a treatment for certain beneficiaries with type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes.

Which Bariatric Surgery for Which Type 2 Patient? It Matters!
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The 2 major types of bariatric procedures for obese patients — bypass surgery and restrictive surgery — have different effects on gut hormone secretion, and thus on insulin secretion and sensitivity. These effects should be considered when choosing a surgical approach for severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes and when managing their diabetes postsurgery.

Tattoos Used To Control Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Massachusetts-based Draper Laboratories is developing a special tattoo ink that changes color based on glucose levels inside the skin.

Fast Food Restaurants Linked to Overall Community Stroke Incidence
Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Fast food restaurants, the common enemy of nearly all health conscious individuals and organizations, has recently been linked on a macro-scale, to strokes. According to a recent study, the number of fast food restaurants in a neighborhood, is directly linked to the number of strokes within that community, though the exact reason is unknown.

Omega-3 Helps Protect The Liver and Increase Insulin Tolerance in Obese
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Omega-3 fatty acids help protect the liver against obesity related damage, primarily caused by insulin resistance. The recent study further supports past research that suggests omega-3 fatty acids should become more prominent in general daily diets, but especially for obese individuals.

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