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Diabetes a Cause of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A recent study indicates that diabetes increases the likelihood of developing active tuberculosis (TB). This result is most important for developing countries, where TB is common and diabetes is on the rise.

Diabetes and Obesity Effect Male Fertility
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Diabetes and obesity appear to be major risk factors for male infertility. At the recent 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, two separate studies presented these results, one concerning reduced sperm count due to obesity, and the other dealing with sperm DNA damage due to diabetes.

New Therapeutic Options For Diabetes-related Tissue Injury
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Boston University report results from a study demonstrating that omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are precursors to a powerful new genus of anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution mediators, coined 'resolvins' and 'protectins'.

New AHA Obesity Statement
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
AHA statement urges clinicians to think beyond clinical treatment and prevention and to emphasize nutrition and physical activity, life-style modification.

Eating Fruit Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes?
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Researchers found that fruit sugars, known as fructose, are more likely than other types of sugar to cause fat around the middle, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Drinking 4-5 Cups of Coffee Daily May Increase Lifespan
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
A new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that those people who regularly indulge in their favorite coffee beverage may live longer than those who don't.

Reasons for Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls
Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Adolescence is often a time of unhealthy weight gain, and this is likely not solely because of natural changes in one's body. A recent study has looked at four potential weight gain factors in adolescent girls: alcohol consumption, sleeping schedules, coffee consumption and internet usage.

Diabetic Women More Likely to Have Cardiovascular Death and Insufficient Treatment
Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008
In the past few years, there has been an observed decrease in deaths resulting from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in both men in women. For those with type 2 diabetes though, which is a major risk factor for CVD events (heart attacks and strokes), this mortality decrease has only been seen in men. A recent study has set out to discover why this decrease did not occur in diabetic women, who have always had more CVD fatalities then diabetic men, as well.

Slow Exercise Shown to Benefit Menopausal Women
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008
As one ages, strenuous exercise becomes increasingly more difficult. According to a recent study, a new exercise regimen that involves slow and deliberate movements with fewer repetitions, appears to be more beneficial for menopausal women than more conventional exercise regimens. This finding might translate over to other individuals of advanced age.

Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Have Long Term Effects on Offspring
Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008
In addition to drinking, smoking, and doing drugs, eating an unhealthy diet while pregnant could have long term effects on one's offspring. A recent study suggests that serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes develop more often when one's mother consumes unhealthy foods while pregnant.

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