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Diabetes Medication May Promote Eye Health
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The diabetes medication rosiglitazone has been associated with a reduction in the likelihood of developing the eye disease called proliferative diabetic retinopathy. A study published in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology also found that diabetes patients using the drug were less likely to have reductions in visual acuity (or sharpness).

Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found.

High Postprandial Levels Independently Associated With Mortality
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Results of a new study show which information from oral glucose tolerance tests can be used independently predict mortality.

Dietary Antioxidants and Glucose Metabolism
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Food with high antioxidant concentrations seems to have a protective effect, improving oxidative stress-mediated detrimental effects on the vicious circle among obesity, and insulin.

Coffee Intake Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Men or Women
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Coffee intake does not increase the risk for all-cause mortality in men or women and may decrease risk for cardiovascular mortality, according to the results of a new study.

Carb-Loading at Breakfast Makes Dieting Easier Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Loading up on protein and carbohydrates at breakfast may help obese patients with metabolic syndrome stick to a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet the rest of the day, researchers found.

More Evidence of Increased Fractures With Thiazolidinediones
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Further evidence that long-term use of the thiazolidinediones rosiglitazone and pioglitazone may increase risk of fractures (particularly of the hip and wrist) has come from a new case-control study.

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Plus Web-Based Pharmacy Care Improves Blood Pressure Control
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Patients with hypertension who monitored their blood pressure from home and received Web-based pharmacist care showed greater improvement in blood pressure control than patients who received usual care, according to a study.

Asian Spice Helps Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Can the traditional Asian spice turmeric help prevent diabetes? By reducing inflammation associated with the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, the answer appears to be yes.

Pomegranate Extract as an Anti-Inflammatory
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Pomegranate extract might be a natural anti-inflammatory, according to a recent study. An oral consumption of pomegranate extract was seen to decrease the numbers of certain chemicals that are known to cause inflammation.

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