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Sustained Exercise Important for Children
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Childhood obesity is a rising global concern, and insufficient activity levels are a primary reason. It's unknown, however, what is the optimal form of exercise for children, in order to help prevent obesity. A recent study has found that "sustained" exercise, defined as constant activity in excess of five minutes, is more beneficial than "sporadic" exercise.

Psoriasis Patients at Increased Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
People with severe psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, says a dermatologist from the University of Pennsylvania.

Cinnamon Dose-Dependently Reduces Insulin Concentration
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The ingestion of 3 g of cinnamon reduces serum insulin levels after mealtime and increases the concentration of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), a gastrointestinal hormone that has been shown to delay gastric emptying and minimize the feeling of hunger after eating.

Diabetes Drugs Given ‘Too Soon’?
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
One in three people with Type 2 diabetes are given medication too soon, instead of being urged to eat better and do more exercise, a UK study suggests.

Power to Prevent: Helping African Americans Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes" helps African Americans learn how to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes through physical activity and making healthy food choices.

Working the Night Shift Can Increase Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
An upset in the body's internal clock may cause blood sugar spikes and insulin resistance.

Sad or Angry Teens have Less Success with Diabetes Control
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Teens with Type 1 diabetes are responsible for taking insulin, monitoring blood sugar levels and keeping doctor visits too. Now, a new study suggests that feelings such as anger or sadness could interfere with teens’ diabetes management.

Stress Raises Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest and stress may play a key role in the development of Type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say.

Diabetic Males Less Stinky
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009
Men with diabetes have been observed to have low levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a compound responsible for the smell of rotten eggs.. While this observation may make diabetic males slightly more tolerable to be around, low H2S levels increase the risk of high blood pressure, which is a strong link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Abdominal Fat Linked to Low Vitamin D Intake
Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Teens who consume more vitamin D tend to have lower abdominal fat, and a subsequently diminished risk in the development of future heart disease and diabetes. This recently published research suggests that teens need to be educated to the benefits of vitamin D, and increase their natural and supplemental exposure to it.

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