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Obesity Carries High Costs in Worker Absenteeism
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Obesity and morbid obesity are associated with increased rates of work absenteeism, with estimated costs of $4.3 billion per year in the United States.

Rimonabant Improves Glucose Control
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Based on the results of the SERENADE study, showing an improvement in blood glucose control with rimonabant 20mg, the European Commission will endorse the opinion of the European Commission to include it into the label.

Walk, to Prevent or Reverse PreDiabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
For overweight or obese individuals who are physically inactive, brisk walking might be the best exercise prescription for shedding excess pounds and reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.

Walking 2˝ Hours A Week Prevents Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Men who stay highly active with age may have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who taper off their exercise levels, a study suggests.

Education Encourages Health-Seeking Behavior for Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
An educational program is effective to encourage health-seeking behavior for infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial.

Waist-to-Hip Circumference More Effective Than BMI to Predict CHD
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
One more recent study is once again suggesting that waist-to-hip ratio is more sensitive than body mass index (BMI) at predicting risk of subsequent coronary disease, in a current on-line edition of Circulation.

Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity Each Associated With Lower Death Rate
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Eating a Mediterranean diet and following national recommendations for physical activity are each associated with a reduced risk of death over a five-year period, according to two reports.

YouTube -- A Dangerous Source for Immunization Information
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Internet-based information sources are an area of growing concern in the medical community, with biased and unsubstantiated opinions becoming more and more prevalent.

Impact of “Diabetes” Label
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
A diabetes diagnosis, as opposed to an impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) diagnosis, has been shown to have a profound psychological effect on how the patient deals with the disease.

"FATNESS VERSUS FITNESS" -- The Final Word
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Study Finds Fitness Level, Not Body Fat, May Be Stronger Predictor of Longevity for Older Adults. Death rates for those with higher fitness were less than half of rates for those who were unfit.

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