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People with Bad Personal Relationships Have a 34% Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2007
A new prospective cohort study shows that negative aspects of a close relationship--such as not confiding and not getting emotional support--can increase the risk of coronary events for both men and women.

Low Doses of Red Wine Improves Diabetes Control
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Resveratrol in red wine has already been shown to offer heart benefits. Chinese researchers have outlined the molecular chain of activity that makes resveratrol, a chemical found in the skin of red grapes and in red wine, a promising candidate for treatment of diabetes and other conditions.

Scientists Solve Critical Part Of Insulin Puzzle
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Scientists are now one step closer to improved treatment of Type 2 diabetes following significant findings made by scientists at Australia's Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Researchers Uncover Potential Role of Leptin in Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
A new Joslin-led study has shown that leptin, a hormone known mainly for regulating appetite control and energy metabolism, plays a major role in islet cell growth and insulin secretion. This finding opens up new avenues for studying leptin and its role in islet cell biology, which may lead to new treatments for diabetes

Elevated Blood Sugars Raises the Risk of Death From Pneumonia
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes or elevated blood sugar are at increased risk of dying after being hospitalized for pneumonia.

Hypertension Triples Women's Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Study finds that it does this outside of the normal risk factors for diabetes, such as obesity.

Raised Blood Pressure/BMI in Midlife Predicts Heart Failure in Later Life
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Raised blood pressure (BP) and excess body mass index (BMI) in middle age increases the risk of heart failure in later life, a new study suggests.

Omega-3 Cuts Risk for Type 1 Diabetes In Half
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
A diet rich in the fatty acids protects against later onset of the disease.

Bitter Melon Can Improve Insulin Production.
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Momordica Charantia is a vegetable which grows in tropical areas like East Africa, Asia, South Africa, and the Caribbean. This vegetable is rich in iron, beta carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other dietary fibers.

Actos Showed Improvement in Diabetes and Macrovascular Disease
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Long-term therapy with pioglitazone in patients with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes not only reduces risk of death, myocardial infarction, or stroke, but it also has favourable effects on lipid markers in patients on statin therapy.

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