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Depression Increases Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Poor mood may lead to less exercise and worsening diet and depression appears to raise the odds for diabetes in older people, researchers report.

Resistance Training Lowers Diabetes Risk in Older Adults
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Resistance training may not only help to build muscle in older people, it may also be warding off type 2 diabetes, a new study demonstrates.

Baby Boomers First Generation With Shorter Life Spans Than Their Parents
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Baby boomers might be the first generation to enter retirement in worse health than their parents, according to a growing body of evidence, the Washington Post reports.

Predictors of Stroke in Type 2 Diabetics Identified
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007
Researchers have identified several risk factors for stroke in type 2 diabetic patients, with the two strongest being older age and a prior stroke.

Americans Fear Being Diagnosed with Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
More than half of Americans fear developing diabetes, but many continue the unhealthy behaviors that boost their odds of getting the blood sugar disease, a new survey shows.

Heart Bypass Surgery Vs. Angioplasty Depends on Age, Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
What type of life-saving heart operation you should undergo — bypass surgery or angioplasty — largely depends on your age and whether you have diabetes, according to the largest-ever assessment of the two rival procedures. Stanford University researchers found significantly lower death rates among patients….

65-Year-Old Couple Retiring in 2007 Needs $215,000 for Future Health Care Costs
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
You can add probably 20% - 30% more if one of them has diabetes.

Consuming 3 Cups of Coffee Reduces Cognitive Decline In Elderly Men
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
"Men who consumed coffee had a 10-year cognitive decline of 1.2 points (4%). Non-consumers had an additional decline of 1.4 points.

Older Adults Face Double Whammy When It Comes to Body Fat
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. Up until age 80, older adults not only gain fat as they age – but because of the obesity epidemic – they actually begin their older years fatter.

Diabetes Not Linked to Alzheimer's in Seniors
Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006
For older people with diabetes, the condition does not increase the likelihood that they'll develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a report in the medical journal Neurology.

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