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Diabetes Tied to Enlarged Prostate
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Researchers report that, BPH, or benign prostate hyperplasia, is a common condition in older men, but the risk of developing the condition seems to be increased by obesity and high blood sugar levels.

Vegan Diet Reverses Diabetes Symptoms
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
People who ate a low-fat vegan diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard American Diabetes Association diet.

1 In 5 Youth With Diabetes Has Heart Risk
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Overall roughly 20 percent of young people with diabetes (92% in those with type 2 and 14% in those with type 1) experience at least two additional cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study.

Usefulness of BMI is Suspect
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Other techniques that measure how the weight is distributed on the body are thought to provide a better way to assess risk.

Obese Girls Risk a Threefold Risk for Early Death as Adults
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Females who are obese during adolescence are much more likely to die before they become elderly than slim counterparts, researchers report.

Study Shows Just How Effective Exercise is as a Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body's sensitivity to insulin and decreases blood lipids (fats) while also helping to burn body fat.



Strength Training Can Prevent the Onset of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Study showed that overweight teenage boys who lifted weights twice per week for 16 weeks significantly reduced their insulin resistance.

People With a Sweet Tooth Eat More Fruit, Study Finds
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
People who like sweets eat more fruit than salty-snack lovers, and people who love fruit eat more sweets than vegetable lovers do, according to two Cornell University analyses.

Millions of Teens Have Precursor for Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose levels among US adolescents.

Poor Glycemic Control Increases Diabetics' Risk of Dementia
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Diabetic patients with HbA1c levels that are well out of control are driving down the road towards dementia.

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