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Dietary Fiber Can Help Prevent Body Weight and Waist Circumference Gain
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2010
tary fiber may help prevent gain in body weight and waist circumference, according to the results of a prospective cohort study.

Regaining Normal Glucose Function in Patients with Prediabetes
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Diabetes prevention likely resides in the restoration of Normal Glucose Regulation (NGR) rather than in the maintenance of a high-risk state, such as pre-diabetes. Therefore, it is encouraging to note that nearly one quarter of the study participants achieved NGR within the 3-year study window. Over half of those patients did so in the first year, so for the most part, those who succeed in having NGR restored will do so relatively quickly.

Reducing TV Time Helps Adults Burn More Calories
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Adults who used an electronic lock-out system to reduce their television time by half did not change their calorie intake but did expend more energy over a three-week period.

Gene Mutations Identify African-Americans Pre-Determined for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
Blood samples were analyzed for differences (mutations) in DNA and RNA that affect the level of gene expression. The result of these mutations would cause the individual to be less able to metabolize carbohydrates.

Eating Out Too Often Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
Those who ate two meals per week of fried chicken were at 68 percent increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, compared to those who ate none.

Breastfeeding Curbs Heart and Diabetes Risk Factors
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Mothers who breastfeed seem to have a lower long-term risk of developing a collection of risk factors for diabetes and heart disease than women who bottle-feed, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Cases to Double and Costs to Triple by 2034
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
If obesity rates just remain stable, in the next 25 years, the number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double, increasing from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in 2034. Over the same period, spending on diabetes will triple, rising from $113 billion to $336 billion, even with no increase in the prevalence of obesity.

People with Diabetes Are Unaware of Risks
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
Despite the large number of cases of diabetes diagnosed in the United States, many Americans still lack basic knowledge about the disease. Less then 50% of those diagnosed with diabetes know that diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

Breastfeeding A Child May Protect Women from Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2009
Breastfeeding A Child May Protect Women from Metabolic Syndrome, A Condition Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease in Women

Study Highlights

* This is the first study to measure all components of Metabolic Syndrome before pregnancy and after weaning in women of childbearing age
* Metabolic Syndrome, which affects up to 37 percent of U.S. women between ages 20 – 59, is a clustering of risk factors related to obesity and metabolism that may predict future diabetes and heart disease during midlife and early death for women
* Another recent Kaiser Permanente study found that women with gestational diabetes are 2.5 times more likely to develop Metabolic Syndrome after pregnancy

Men Twice as Likely Not to Know They Have Diabetes
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
New research suggests men over 50 are nearly twice as likely to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes than their female counterparts.

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