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Novel Anti-Diabetes Mechanism Uncovered by Scientists
Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010
In a joint study, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University have uncovered a novel mechanism that dramatically increases insulin sensitivity and reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

New Research Shows that White Rice Increases Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010
A large study reports that people who eat more white rice are at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, whereas whole-grain foods like brown rice could reduce the likelihood of diabetes. The researchers calculated that replacing just one-third of a typical daily serving of white rice with the same amount of brown rice might reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 16%.

FDA Advisory Committee Votes to Keep Rosiglitazone on the Market
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thirty-three members of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cast 20 votes for various label options that would allow GlaxoSmithKline's rosiglitazone (Avandia) to stay on the market despite concerns over associated heart risks, while 12 members voted to recommend that the FDA withdraw the drug.

Lifestyle Change Wins Over Weight Loss Programs
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Obese adults prefer noncommercial, nonstigmatizing interventions designed to help them improve their lifestyles over programs that just promote weight loss, according to a new study.

Improved Blood Sugar Control Linked to Cashew Seed Extract
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Adding cashew seed extract to one's diet may help lower diabetes risk, according to published findings.

Dementia Can Differ in Those with and without Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Vascular disease, which affects blood flow in brain vessels, appears to be a common cause of dementia in some people with diabetes, new study findings suggest.

First-Void Urine Predicts Renal Events
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease. "From a clinical point of view, these results are very important, because they imply that collection of first morning voids, which is clearly more convenient than collecting a 24-hour urine, can be used for assessment of proteinuria.

Monitoring Steps to Lose Weight Works!
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Women achieved modest changes in their BMI and waist-to-hip measurements with no other lifestyle interventions.

Disrupted Sleep Patterns Adds to Risk of Obesity, Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Disrupted sleep patterns seem to contribute to the risk of obesity and diabetes, according to numerous studies. Scientists have theorized that disrupted circadian rhythms throw off various hormonal processes in the body that contribute to disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Diabetes Risk by 50%
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
The risk of getting diabetes is about 50% in patients with autoimmune forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, and psoriatic arthritis, according to a new study.

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