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Blueberry Juice Fights Fat and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Juice extracted from North American lowbush blueberries, biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit, holds great promise as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetic agent, showing a reduction in blood glucose by 35%.

Key protein Links Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Researchers say they know why obesity leads to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a finding that may help experts target therapies to limit the health impact of being very overweight.

New Molecule Combats Diabetes and Obesity by Increasing GLP-1
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
We now have drugs that can replace the GLP-1 hormone and we have drugs that can reduce the destruction of GLP-1. Now we may have a drug that increases the production of GLP-1.

Ninety-three Percent of Type 2's Not Following Nutritional Recommendations?
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Ninety-three percent of participants exceeded the recommended percentage of daily calories from fat, 85 percent exceeded the saturated fat recommendation and 92 percent consumed too much sodium in their regular diets.

New Link Shows that We Are Not "Victims of Our Genes"
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
A new study may give new meaning to the adage, "You are what you eat." The DNA isolated from the muscles of people with diabetes bears chemical marks not found in those who respond normally to rising blood sugar levels, according to the report. The discovery shows that we are not "victims of our genes."

Eat "Junk" and Don't Get Fat
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Researchers find a gene that protects mice on a high-fat diet from becoming obese. University of Michigan researchers have identified a gene that acts as a master switch to control obesity. When the switch is turned off, even high-fat-diet mice remain thin.

Mediterranean Diet Delays Need for Drugs in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The Mediterranean diet, long touted as a healthy eating plan, may help people with Type 2 diabetes stay off blood sugar-lowering medications, as well as help them lose weight and lower cardiovascular risk factors.

Type 2 Diabetes Has a Key Role in Rising Alzheimer’s Cases
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Over the next 40 years there could be a flood of dementia associated with Type 2 diabetes.

Liver Fat Has Greater Impact on Health than Abdominal Fat
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
When it comes to how fat affects metabolic risk factors, the issue is where, not how much and the latest hot spot is the liver.

New Recommendations for Intake of Sugars by AHA
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
New recommendations for maximum dietary intake of "added sugars," released by the American Heart Association, are probably far more healthful than the much-higher current average intake in the U.S.. But without educating the patient, it will have little or no effect.

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