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Nighttime Aspirin Can Reduce Daytime Blood Pressure
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Low-dose aspirin can reduce daytime blood pressure if taken at night, and this may delay the progression of prehypertension to true hypertension, investigators report.

Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found. Diabetics with high blood pressure have only a 50-50 chance that their doctors will change their medications as needed or offer other treatment, a new study finds.

Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
It makes better control possible, heart experts say. They recommend that more than 100 million Americans should be monitoring their blood pressure at home, according to three major health organizations that are issuing recommendations on what to do and how to do it.

AACE: Experimental Diabetes Treatment Shows Promise
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
New research monitoring the effects of islet cell transplantation resulted in near-normal metabolic control and decreased hypoglycemia.

Cocoa Might Help Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Type 2 diabetics may benefit from consuming cocao-rich beverages, according to a recent study. Some naturally occuring compounds in cocao, called flavonols, may have increase bloodflow in type 2 diabetics, limiting the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Simple Blood Test Might Indicate Best Post-Menopausal Treatment
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Past research has revealed that post-menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, leading many women to shy away from the potentially beneficial treatment. A recent study has revealed though that a basic blood test taken prior to administration of the hormones may determine whether or not an increased risk will be incurred by the individual.

Pine Bark Extract May Boost Diabetics' Heart Health and Improve BG
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Results from a new study suggests that supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may reduce blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication among diabetics.

Drug Spending Increase for Diabetes, Overtakes Cholesterol
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Use of diabetes drugs increased only 2.3% last year, but spending rose 12%. The big driver was the introduction of new, expensive medicines that replace or are added to older, cheaper ones.

Lilly Discovers Breakthrough To Control The Hunger Hormone
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Research points to a possible way to battle obesity. Lilly has discovered a hormone, made in the stomach, which tells the brain it's time to eat.

Blocked Brain Enzyme Decreases Appetite and Promotes Weight Loss
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
A team at DukeUniversityMedicalCenter was able to tone down appetite and promote weight loss, while improving the body's ability to handle blood sugar levels by blocking a brain enzyme, CaMKK2.

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