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Type 1 Diabetes Control is Not Helped by Cinnamon
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Earlier studies found that cinnamon might help control blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes. However, recent findings shows that it is unlikely.

Garlic is NOT Likely to Lower Cholesterol
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Earlier evidence suggested that garlic modestly lowers cholesterol...but newer, better designed studies challenge this.

A Half Glass of Wine Daily Can Add Years to Life
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Men who limited alcohol intake to less than a glass of wine a day lived about four years longer than those who consumed similar amounts of beer or spirits.

Diabetics on High-Fiber Diets Need Extra Calcium
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
The amount of calcium your body absorbs might depend in part on the amount of dietary fiber you consume and new findings suggest that dietary fiber reduces ....

Islet Function in Diabetes Improved by Stem Cell Infusion and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
The combination therapy can decrease Type 2 diabetes morbidity and mortality…

How Coffee Consumption Improves Glucose Tolerance
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
In prospective cohort studies, higher coffee consumption has been associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. Associations have been similar for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee suggesting that coffee components other than caffeine have beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis...

Cocoa Extract 'Targets Big Four'
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, could target four of the major health problems, it has been claimed. New research argues that the nutrient helps to target the risk of stroke, heart failure, cancer and diabetes.

Bowl of Wholegrain Cereal Daily Reduces Risk of Heart Failure by 27%
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
"The Physicians' Health Study shows that even in a population with overall healthy behavior, it is possible to see less heart failure in those who eat a wholegrain cereal breakfast."

Replacing Red Meat With Soy Improves Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Soy as a replacement for red meat in a DASH eating plan had beneficial effects on features of the metabolic syndrome, soy-nut being more effective than soy-protein.

Tai Chi Chuan Improves Control for Type 2's
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007
A new study suggests that participation in the Chinese martial art Tai Chi Chuan may help boost immune function and improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.

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