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Effects of Grapefruit on Energy Balance, Weight Loss, Body Composition, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Obese Adults
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011
Reducing dietary energy density has proven to be an effective strategy to reduce energy intakes and promote weight control. This effect appears most robust when a low energy dense preload is consumed before meals.

Which Nut Is the Best and Healthiest?
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011
A new study positions walnuts in the No. 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among the most nearly perfect, packaged foods and it only takes 7 walnuts a day to get the benefits.

Diet Rich in Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk of Obesity-Related Disease
Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011
A study of Yup'ik Eskimos in Alaska, who on average consume 20 times more omega-3 fats from fish than people in the lower 48 states, suggests that a high intake of these fats helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Short People Have Less Cancer and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
A 22-year study of abnormally short individuals suggests that growth-stunting mutations may stunt two of humanity's worst diseases, diabetes and cancer.

Doubt Cast on New Salt Guidelines for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Researchers are challenging guidelines that urge diabetes patients to cut back on salt in their diet.

Children at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Children who develop risk factors for Type 2 diabetes before hitting puberty may also be more likely to have weak bones in adulthood.

Prediabetes and Prehypertension in Healthy Adults Are Associated with Low Vitamin D Levels
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
This study strengthens the plausibility that low serum vitamin D levels elevate the risk for early-stage diabetes and hypertension.

Study Reveals How Omega 3's Work in Preventing Several Forms of Blindness
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
A follow-up study from Children's Hospital Boston, now reveals exactly how omega-3's provide protection, and provides reassurance that widely used COX-inhibiting drugs like aspirin and NSAIDs don't negate their benefit.

Quality Varies in Social Networking Websites for Diabetics
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Researchers in the Children's Hospital Boston Informatics Program performed an in-depth evaluation of ten diabetes websites, looking at their quality of information.

Medication Education Key to Adherence
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Medication compliance is a major issue for people with diabetes, and especially those with co- morbidities. Researchers say that medication education is a key factor in helping patients with diabetes better stick to their drug treatment plans.

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