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All Sweeteners Not The Same For Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
New research shows that some sweeteners, especially date sugar and dark brown sugars, contain antioxidants that have the potential to control diabetes-linked heart disease and high blood pressure. Some sweeteners used in the study also had the ability to inhibit the activity of a key enzyme related to Type 2 diabetes.

Ten Dollars Per Patient Disease Prevention Program Could Save 16 Billion/Yr
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Community-based health programs aimed at diet, exercise, smoking prevention and other known risk factors for chronic diseases could cut health-care costs in the United States by $16 billion a year, at a cost of 10 dollars per patient/year, a new report says.

Laparoscopic Surgery Better Than Open Gastric Bypass Surgery
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Compared with open gastric bypass surgery, performing the procedure laparoscopically reduces postoperative complications as well as the need for reoperation and is associated with a shorter hospital stay, new research shows. Nevertheless, laparoscopic gastric bypass does incur higher total costs.

Low-Carb Diets Beat Low-Fat for Weight Loss And Lipid Changes at 2 Years
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Both a low-carbohydrate diet or a Mediterranean-style diet may be "effective alternatives" to a low-fat diet, with more favorable effects on lipids and glycemic control, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Beijing Pollution Increases Blood Clot Risk
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The heavy pollution in Beijing might increase the risk of cardiovascular events in spectators. This warning adds to previous concerns that Olympic competitors have had about the heavily polluted air in Beijing.

Diabetic Amputation Cause Better Understood
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008
Due to poor blood function and diminished ability to battle infections, limb amputations are a common occurrence in diabetics. Researchers have recently found that a specific blood vessel receptor that results from diabetes might be responsible for these amputations.

Lower Fertility In Men Linked To Diabetes and Obesity
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
It appears that not only the mother's weight plays an important role in conceiving, but the father's as well, as reported at the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on July 9.

Sudden Death More Common in Type 1's Under 40 Years
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Acute complications of diabetes 27%, unnatural deaths 28%, and sudden unexpected deaths 22%, were the predominant causes of death in young individuals with diabetes.

Diabetes Possibly Responsible for High Oxidative Stress Levels in Heart Patients
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
High oxidative stress levels, often thought by doctors to be a characteristic of patients with coronary heart disease, may in some cases be caused by the existence of type 2 diabetes in these same patients. This may help diagnose previously undiagnosed diabetes, or help better treat conditions that coronary heart disease patients are dealing with.


Diabetes a Cause of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A recent study indicates that diabetes increases the likelihood of developing active tuberculosis (TB). This result is most important for developing countries, where TB is common and diabetes is on the rise.

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