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Novel Short-Term Weight-Loss Approach Works Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A study by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown for the first time that more than half of patients with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in a novel short-term weight management program were able to maintain the weight loss they achieved during the program on their own long-term. The focus was on weight loss and not as much on glucose control.

Obesity Not A Red Flag For Diagnosing Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Obese people with diabetes are just as likely to go undiagnosed as their slimmer peers with the disease, Harvard Medical School researchers report.

Brain Work Induces Hunger
Posted: Friday, September 05, 2008
Mental exercises and focused mind-intensive tasks appear to induce hunger and increased calorie intake, according to a recent study. Students performing these forms of "intellectual work" were seen to eat significantly more than those simply resting and relaxing their minds.

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Linked to Alzheimer's-Like Neurodegeneration
Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2008
Type 2 diabetes and obesity, themselves closely linked, have both been shown to hasten the progression of neurodegeneration that strongly parallels Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a recent study.

Testosterone Levels Low in Young Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008
Young men with type 2 diabetes exhibit low testosterone levels, according to a recent study. In addition to sexual dysfunction and infertility, low testosterone during youth can inhibit growth and increase risk of obesity.

Lead, Mercury and Arsenic Found in Internet Purchased Ayurveda
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ayurvedic medicines are used throughout South Asia, especially in India, and are available throughout the world through Internet purchase. While there are many proponents of its usage, it has recently been found by researchers that over 20% of Ayurvedic medicine purchased over the Internet has unhealthy amounts of mercury, lead and arsenic.

Stroke Rate in Diabetes Creeping Downward by Risk Management
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Aggressive diabetes risk management appears to have lessened the rate of stroke and mortality for the first time for these patients, researchers found.

'Blockbuster' Diabetes Drug Developed
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Australian researchers said that they had developed a drug which could potentially spell an end to a life-threatening condition caused by diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.

Heart Disease Soars To 90% With Obesity, Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
People who are both obese and have diabetes are highly likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, a new study shows.

Cognitive Problems Associated With Diabetes Duration and Severity
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Individuals with mild cognitive impairment appear more likely to have earlier onset, longer duration and greater severity of diabetes, according to a new report in the August issue of Archives of Neurology.

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