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Chocolate Lowers Heart Failure Risk by 26%
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A chocolate habit may protect women from heart failure later in life -- but only when enjoyed in moderation, researchers found.

Diabetes Does Not Impair Sex Among Older Adults
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Many middle-aged and older adults with diabetes are sexually active according to a study of nearly 2,000 people aged 57 to 85. Almost 70 percent of partnered men with diabetes and 62 percent of partnered women with diabetes engaged in sexual activity two or three times a month, comparable to those without diabetes, the study showed.

Simple Blood Test Predicts Who Might Develop Type 2 Diabetes Among Healthy Women
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010
Doctors may have identified a new and simple way to predict risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The result of a simple blood test may be the earliest alert to doctors and patients to implement lifestyle changes that may delay or prevent the onset of the disease.

Number of Births Increases Diabetes Risk
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010
Number of births increases the risk of developing gestational diabetes in pregnant women with a history of the condition, a new study has revealed.

More Evidence Actos and Avandia Increases Risk of Bone Fracture
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010
The popular diabetes drugs Actos and Avandia boost the risk of fracture in older women, according to findings from a new study that echo those of earlier research.

Monitoring Steps to Lose Weight Works!
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Women achieved modest changes in their BMI and waist-to-hip measurements with no other lifestyle interventions.

Milk after Exercise Promotes Weight Loss
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010
A new study suggests that women who want to lose weight should drink fat-free milk and not sugar-based energy drinks.

Inhaling Diabetes? Study Suggests Link Between Air Pollution and Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
Traffic-related air pollution, known to raise the risk for cardiovascular disease, may also increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in women. Low-grade inflammation may contribute to the higher incidence of Type 2 diabetes in women exposed to air pollution.

Whole Grain, Bran Reduces CV Mortality in Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Women with Type 2 diabetes who ate more than 9 g of bran per day had a 35% lower risk for death from cardiovascular disease and a 28% lower risk for all-cause mortality compared with women who ate less bran, according to new study findings.

Diabetes Doubles Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Older women who have diabetes face another potential health challenge: colorectal cancer. Researchers from Mayo Clinic report that having diabetes more than doubles the risk of developing certain types of colorectal cancer among women older than 55.

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