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Low Levels of Vitamin D May Lead To Heart Disease
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008
Besides being important in maintaining healthy bones, substantial levels of Vitamin D have recently been shown to be important in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Strawberries Reduce Inflammation in Blood Vessels
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Strawberries are not only delicious and nutrient-rich, new research from Harvard Medical School found that they may offer cardiovascular disease protection.

The Magic Pill: A New Drug That Mimics Healthy Lifestyle Effects
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The magic ingredient in wine is being studied to reduce the effects of diabetes and aging.

Cinnamon Does Not WORK!
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
New studies have shown that cinnamon does not control blood sugars or fat levels.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Lowers Fasting Glucose 20mg/dL
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
A daily glass of wine with dinner for those with type 2 diabetes lowers fasting plasma glucose (FPG), Israeli researchers report in the December issue of Diabetes Care.

New Method To Take Insulin Orally
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
Diabetes treatment could get a whole lot easier to swallow. Dr. Robert Doyle, assistant professor of chemistry at Syracuse University has designed, tested, reproduced and patented a system for delivering insulin through an oral pill.

Neuropathic Pain Effectively Treated by Cannabis
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
Smoked cannabis eased pain induced in healthy volunteers, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Medical Cannabis Research (CMCR.) However, the researchers found that less may be more.

Vitamin A Suppresses Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
A study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) nutrition scientists has shown, for the first time, that high levels of vitamin A can suppress development of type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice prone to that disease.

2008 ADA Clinical Recommendations Support Low-Carbohydrate Diets
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
For the first time, ADA has come out in support of low-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes who want to manage their weight. Recommendations cite importance of restricted calorie intake for diabetics wanting to manage their weight.

Can Exenatide Be Substituted for Insulin?
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
In the current issue of Diabetes Care, Davis et al. report on a small study exploring the safety of substituting exenatide for insulin therapy in an attempt to take patients off insulin.

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