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Artificial Sweeteners May Have Opposite Effects
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Saccharin, a widely used sugar substitute intended to decrease caloric intake, may indirectly produce the opposite results. Recent research has found that the consumption of saccharin (perhaps best recognized by the popular consumer label "Sweet'N Low") may lead to decreased appetite control, resulting in a higher caloric intake and weight gain.

Does L-Arginine Supplementation Make A Difference?
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Researchers have found that diabetes creates too much competition for an amino acid called L-arginine that helps blood vessels to relax.

Link Between Vitamin E and Decline in Physical Function
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Low serum concentration of vitamin E, an indication of poor nutrition, is associated with physical decline for older persons, according to a study in the January 23 issue of JAMA.

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Lead To Heart Disease
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008
Besides being important in maintaining healthy bones, substantial levels of Vitamin D have recently been shown to be important in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Vitamin E Improves Heart Health For 40% of Type 2's By 50%
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Researchers in Israel report that vitamin E supplements could offer an inexpensive way to significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and related deaths for the 40% of Type 2 diabetics who carry a particular version of a gene called haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2.

Cinnamon Does Not WORK!
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
New studies have shown that cinnamon does not control blood sugars or fat levels.

New Method To Take Insulin Orally
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
Diabetes treatment could get a whole lot easier to swallow. Dr. Robert Doyle, assistant professor of chemistry at Syracuse University has designed, tested, reproduced and patented a system for delivering insulin through an oral pill.

Vitamin A Suppresses Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
A study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) nutrition scientists has shown, for the first time, that high levels of vitamin A can suppress development of type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice prone to that disease.

Steroids Help Explain Why Obesity Can Lead to Diabetes and Hypertension
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007
A type of steroid called glucocorticoid has been shown to cause diabetes and hypertension (persistent high blood pressure). People who suffer from obesity are also known to produce significantly higher levels of glucocorticoids naturally than people of average weight.

Vinegar at Bedtime Can Benefit Type 2's
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
A dose of vinegar taken at bedtime may favorably impact waking glucose concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes, comes from the results of a new study.

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