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Post-Prandial vs. Fasting Glucose: An End to the Debate?
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
In patients with existing CVD, study finds no difference? Or does it?

Statins Associated With Lower All-Cause Mortality, Even in Primary Prevention
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Primary- and secondary-prevention patients who consistently take their statin medication have a significantly lower risk of death than those who do not adhere to therapy, a new study has shown [1]. Individuals who took their medication at least 90% of the time had a 45% reduction in the risk of all-cause mortality, compared with less adherent patients, report investigators.

Camel Milk Helps Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009
In a country with far and away the highest incidence of diabetes in the world, a potential preventative treatment has been found in an unlikely place; camels. According to researchers in Bikaner, India, camel milk contains sufficient levels of insulin to help prevent, and perhaps treat, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Tattoos Used To Control Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Massachusetts-based Draper Laboratories is developing a special tattoo ink that changes color based on glucose levels inside the skin.

Omega-3 Helps Protect The Liver and Increase Insulin Tolerance in Obese
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Omega-3 fatty acids help protect the liver against obesity related damage, primarily caused by insulin resistance. The recent study further supports past research that suggests omega-3 fatty acids should become more prominent in general daily diets, but especially for obese individuals.

Green Tea Inhibits Cancer Drug
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009
The benefits of green tea are well known and highly publicized, but a recent research group has found that some components of green tea block the positive effects of a commonly prescribed cancer drug.

Thiazolidinediones Increase Fracture Risk in Women
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008
Two widely prescribed type 2 diabetes drugs have recently been shown to increase risk of fractures in women, following long-term usage.

Vitamin K Combats Insulin Resistance in Elderly Men
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008
A recent study has demonstrated that vitamin K slows the progression of insulin resistance in elderly men, but has little effect on elderly women.

Rosiglitazone More Dangerous Than Pioglitazone for Elderly Diabetics
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008
Two oral medications for type 2 diabetes, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, have both been shown to have benefit and potentially high risk. A recent study has concluded that rosigilitazone is significantly more dangerous for older diabetics.

Garlic Compound Effective in Treating Diabetes?
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
A new non-invasive diabetes drug treatment based on a chemical compound found in garlic has proven effective in treating diabetic mice. The same drug had been previously effective through injection, but this new approach might make it much more attractive as an alternative diabetic treatment.

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