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Vitamin K Combats Insulin Resistance in Elderly Men
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008
A recent study has demonstrated that vitamin K slows the progression of insulin resistance in elderly men, but has little effect on elderly women.

Rosiglitazone More Dangerous Than Pioglitazone for Elderly Diabetics
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008
Two oral medications for type 2 diabetes, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, have both been shown to have benefit and potentially high risk. A recent study has concluded that rosigilitazone is significantly more dangerous for older diabetics.

The Banning of Fast Food Ads: Reducing Child Obesity, Stifling Capitalism?
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Obesity is an epidemic, and its rapid rise has closely coincided with the growth of the so-called "fast-food culture." It's been hotly debated for many years whether fast food advertisements, which are primarily aimed at children in the United States, are in large part responsible for rising obesity levels. A new study, the most comprehensive of its kind, has concluded that indeed this form of advertising plays an enormous role in obesity numbers, especially in children.

Garlic Compound Effective in Treating Diabetes?
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
A new non-invasive diabetes drug treatment based on a chemical compound found in garlic has proven effective in treating diabetic mice. The same drug had been previously effective through injection, but this new approach might make it much more attractive as an alternative diabetic treatment.

Low Potassium Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure
Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008
Low potassium levels often translate to high blood pressure, according to recent research. This correlation was found to be most pronounced in African-Americans.

Potential Alternative to Insulin Found
Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Insulin has long been acknowledged as the main natural regulator of blood-sugar levels, and when it is not able to function properly within one's body (due to type 1 or type 2 diabetes), dangerous consequences can result. Researchers have recently found that the protein apelin might be the key to an alternative mechanism to insulin in regulating blood-sugar levels, a finding that could be very significant for diabetics.

Diabetes Treatments Becoming Costly
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Over the past decade, not only have the number of type 2 diabetes cases been on the rise, but treating the disease has become more expensive. A recent study has revealed that type 2 diabetes treatments are becoming more complicated and more costly for the average patient.

High Fructose Diet Associated With Obesity
Posted: Monday, October 20, 2008
Leptin resistance, a condition closely associated with obesity, can be caused by consuming too much fructose. Fructose is one of the most common sugars found in food.

Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Incidence of Nephropathy
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A large population-based study has identified a significant association between the severity of retinopathy and the incidence of nephropathy in patients with diabetes. In addition, disease severity appears to be linked to a family history of diabetes.

Calorie Overload Sends The Brain Haywire: Study
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Overeating makes the brain go haywire, prompting a cascade of damage that may cause diabetes, heart disease and other ills, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

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