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How Important Is Fat Distribution?
Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
In obese individuals, the distribution of adipose tissue both on the body, and in the liver and skeletal muscle is an important predictor of insulin sensitivity.

First Lady, Agriculture Secretary Launch MyPlate Icon as a New Reminder to Help Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices.

New Study Pushes to Expand 'Prediabetes' Label
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011
Having normal blood sugar levels is no guarantee against developing type 2 diabetes down the road, according to researchers. What should we do with a person with a fasting blood sugar on the higher end of normal between 91-99 mg/dL who has a two-fold difference in risk of developing diabetes?

Gastric Bypass Increases Risk for Alcohol Abuse
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery are at greater risk for alcohol abuse than similar obese patients undergoing restrictive procedures.

Naltrexone/Bupropion Combo Increases Women's Weight Loss
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Two phase 3 studies have found that a combination of naltrexone SR/bupropion SR can produce significant weight loss in overweight and obese women, regardless of menopausal status.

Weight Loss Surgery May Benefit Older Adults
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Age does not appear to significantly increase the risks associated with having weight loss surgery.

Americans Not Working Hard Enough
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Despite repeated calls over the years by public health officials for people to increase exercise and physical activity, Americans are walking and cycling only a little more now than they were a decade ago.

Structured Exercise Controls Blood Sugar
Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Structured exercise programs comprising aerobics, resistance training or both helps people with Type 2 diabetes control blood sugar levels, and although physical exercise advice by itself does not appear to make any difference, when combined with dietary advice it does.

Diabetic? Eat Almonds
Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Consuming a few almonds daily can help combat the lifestyle disease.

Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Lack Knowledge about Hypoglycemia
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011
A national online survey of more than 2,530 adults living with Type 2 diabetes in the US reveals that many patients remain uneducated about the risks for hypoglycemia.

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