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Diabetes Leads to Early Death for Alzheimer's Patients
Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008
There is significant variance in expected lifespans for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but two fairly clear trends have recently been found. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer's that have either diabetes or high blood pressure live less than half as long as those without, making proper maintenance of these conditions potentially very important for Alzheimer's treatments.

Cherries Reduce Body Fat, Might Prevent Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tart cherries might start to play a role in heart disease prevention, based on recent research further supporting their abilities. Consuming tart cherries was observed to reduce body fat, one of the leading risk factors for heart disease.

Green Tea a Type 1 Diabetes Combatant
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008
A common antioxidant found in green tea might delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. The finding was an unexpected bi-product of a study focusing on Sjogren's syndrome, a condition associated with mouth and eye dryness due to damaged moisture glands.

Aspirin and Antioxidants Might Not Help Prevent Heart Disease for Diabetics
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008
The long-established belief that aspirin helps prevent heart attacks, especially in high risk groups like diabetics, has been strongly challenged in a recent study. Aspirin, as well as antioxidant supplements, were found to have no effect on preventing heart attacks in diabetics.


Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Incidence of Nephropathy
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A large population-based study has identified a significant association between the severity of retinopathy and the incidence of nephropathy in patients with diabetes. In addition, disease severity appears to be linked to a family history of diabetes.

Calorie Overload Sends The Brain Haywire: Study
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Overeating makes the brain go haywire, prompting a cascade of damage that may cause diabetes, heart disease and other ills, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

Calorie Curb Boosts Heart Function in Obese Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In obese patients with type 2 diabetes, increased triglyceride stores in the heart can be mobilized by therapeutic prolonged caloric restriction.

Eating Dark Chocolate Reduces CRP
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A new Italian study has shown, for the first time, that consuming moderate amounts of dark chocolate can significantly reduce levels of C-reactive protein (CRP).

Oily Fish Can Reduce Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Eating oily fish containing docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid at least once a week appears to decrease the risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration by half, according to a large population-based study.

Alzheimer's Plaques Reduced by Diabetes Therapy
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In a postmortem study of patients who had Alzheimer's disease, those who also had diabetes and were treated with insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs had lower densities of neural plaques in the brain, a hallmark of this dementia, than did other diabetics or those without diabetes, new research shows.

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