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A First in Pre-Diabetes Intervention Programs
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007
A hospital in Mineola begins a Pre-Diabetes Intervention Program, designed to promote lifestyle change among individuals with pre-diabetes.

Caffeine Halves Pain After Exercise - Study
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
One less excuse not to exercise. Having a caffeine supplement, equivalent to about two cups of coffee, an hour before exercise may reduce muscle pain afterwards by 48 per cent, says researchers. More effective then aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen

Old Cholesterol Remedy Makes a Comeback
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Studies show that adding niacin to a statin can raise HDL’s as much as 35% and reduce triglycerides by 50% and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by 70 percent.

White Wine Just as Healthful as Red
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007
Scientists say they have found evidence that the pulp of grapes appears just as heart-healthy in laboratory experiments as the skin.

New Combination of Chromium Picolinate + Biotin Improves Glucose Control
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007
A daily supplement of chromium picolinate and biotin improved glucose tolerance by 15 per cent, compared to placebo, says a new study from Yale University.

Chili Extract A Possible Cure for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Scientists have discovered that after injecting capsaicin, a chili extract, insulin levels increased and restored blood glucose levels to normal virtually overnight. This discovery of the role for sensory nerves in diabetes opens door to new treatment strategies.

Cherries Can Help to Fight Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Michigan State University researchers have reported that chemicals found in cherries may help fight diabetes.

Cod Liver Oil Reduces Risk for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006
Taking cod liver oil early in life appears to reduce the chances that children will develop insulin-dependent ("type 1") diabetes, by 26%, researchers report.

Once Weekly Fish Consumption Linked to Reduced Cognitive Decline
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Fish consumption, about one serving per week or more, is associated with reduced cognitive decline, according to the results of a prospective cohort study.

Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
An analysis based on the combined interim results from two prospective randomized trials, rates of HF hospitalization over more than two years rose in tandem with baseline fasting plasma glucose levels.

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