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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Responsible for Obesity Epidemic?
Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009
While diets often focus of solid caloric intake, a recent study has shown that decreasing intake of liquid calories may in fact be more effective in creating weight loss. Specifically, a reduction in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption could help prevent obesity and associated conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.

New Study Shows that a Virus can Trigger Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A virus with symptoms like those of the common cold may be a trigger for diabetes, especially in children, according to two UK studies that suggest doctors may one day be able to vaccinate against the disease.

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.

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.

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.

Lifestyle Program for Diabetics Improves Mind, Body and Wallet by 87%
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Workers with diabetes and obesity improved their absenteeism and disability rate by as much as 87 percent with the help of a lifestyle intervention program administered by researchers at the University of Virginia Health System.

New Guidelines for Physical Activity Intervention for Weight Loss
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has updated its guidelines for appropriate physical activity (PA) intervention strategies for weight loss and prevention of weight regain in adults.

Diabetes Linked to Pregnancy-Related Depression in Low-Income Women
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Among low-income pregnant women, those with diabetes have almost twice the odds of having perinatal depression and are also more likely to have postpartum depression, researchers report.

Midwestern and Southern States Receive Least Federal Funding for Disease Prevention
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
New report finds public health programs at risk during economic downturn. Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a new report that found Midwestern and Southern states received less funding from the federal government than Northeastern and Western states did in fiscal year (FY) 2008 for disease prevention programs, which can amount to millions of dollars in differences.

Free Public Exercise Programs Could Benefit Many Americans
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Numerous dangerous health conditions are a product of poor nutrition and exercise, but many individuals lack the motivation to change their ways and protect their health. Using a Brazilian model for free public exercise, researchers at Washington University of St. Louis, in conjunction with researchers in Brazil, have recently published a study suggesting that free public exercise programs in the United States could increase the activity levels and health of many individuals.

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