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Fructose Linked to More Metabolic Problems than Glucose
Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Fructose appears to pose more problems with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and visceral adipose tissue in heavy patients than its companion sugar glucose.

Higher Quality Diets More Expensive
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009
Higher education and socioeconomic status translates into better, albeit more expensive, diets, according to a recent study. These individuals therefore put themselves at decreased risk for a variety of dangerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Pomegranate Juice Helps Slow Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Prostate cancer patients who drink pomegranate juice following surgery and treatment, appear to limit the likelihood of the disease recurring. This supports and extends past research that has suggested pomegranate juice and extracts as preventative agents for cancer, as well as other conditions.

Psoriasis Associated with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure in Women
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Women with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk for developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), according to a new report in JAMA.

Stopping Avandia Increases Blood Sugar Levels
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Study found diabetics who discontinued use of the drug showed a worsening of control and management of their diabetes.

LDL Cholesterol Levels Lower in Summer, Higher in Winter
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The emergence of summer after a long winter appears to have a positive effect on lipid levels, a new analysis has shown. On-treatment LDL-cholesterol levels, regardless of the intensity of statin therapy, are significantly lower in summer than in winter, report investigators.

Intranasal Insulin Improves Diabetic Neuropathy
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Intranasal insulin slows the progression of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Peak blood concentrations of insulin were nearly 1000-fold lower after intranasal delivery than after subcutaneous delivery.

Transplants Help Type 1 Diabetics Stop Insulin Injections
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
People with Type 1 diabetes who received stem cell transplants from their own cells were able to go as long as four years without needing insulin treatments, U.S. researchers reported.

Screening in Type 2s for CAD Does Not Reduce Risk of Cardiac Events
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Screening for coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with Type 2 diabetes did not result in a significant reduction in the rate of myocardial infarctions (MI) or cardiac death compared with patients who were not screened, according to a study.

Low Blood Sugar Increases Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Older adults with Type 2 diabetes who experience an episode of hypoglycemia serious enough to require a trip to the emergency department or admission to the hospital are at increased risk of developing dementia, new research suggests.

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