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High Fructose Diet Associated With Obesity
Posted: Monday, October 20, 2008
Leptin resistance, a condition closely associated with obesity, can be caused by consuming too much fructose. Fructose is one of the most common sugars found in food.

Calorie Overload Sends The Brain Haywire: Study
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Overeating makes the brain go haywire, prompting a cascade of damage that may cause diabetes, heart disease and other ills, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

Calorie Curb Boosts Heart Function in Obese Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In obese patients with type 2 diabetes, increased triglyceride stores in the heart can be mobilized by therapeutic prolonged caloric restriction.

Physical Activity Helps Offset Genetic Risk for Obesity
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Individuals who have a genetic mutation associated with high body mass index (BMI) may be able to offset their increased risk for obesity through physical activity, according to the results of a study.

Obese People Display Different Behavior at Chinese Buffets
Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008
Obese individuals often have evident behavioral and eating habits that are thought to exacerbate their condition, such as eating large portions of unhealthy foods, and consciously not exercising. A recent innovative Cornell University study, conducted on individuals eating at Chinese buffets, indicates that obese people have numerous subconscious tendencies that also contribute to their dangerous condition.

EASD: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Prevalent in Type 2 Diabetic Adolescents
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have hypertension, generalized obesity, abdominal obesity, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides and microalbuminuria, than their non-diabetic counterparts.


New Gastrointestinal Treatment For Diabetes Using the EndoBarrier Liner
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
GI Dynamics announces data demonstrating immediate and sustained reduction in HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes using EndoBarrier® Gastrointestinal Liner. Compelling clinical data highlighted at first World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes show improved glycemic control and weight reduction in uncontrolled diabetics.

Study 2008: Healthcare Costs To Rise AGAIN!
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We continue to see healthcare costs rising and those with diabetes will certainly feel it the most. Let's hope that the new president will do something to help. Consider getting involved with one of the presidential candidates after viewing their ideas on improving healthcare in this country.

Normal Weight Obesity: A Real Health Risk
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Normal weight obesity isn't an oxymoron. "The definition of obesity is having excess fat, not excess weight.

Novel Short-Term Weight-Loss Approach Works Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A study by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown for the first time that more than half of patients with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in a novel short-term weight management program were able to maintain the weight loss they achieved during the program on their own long-term. The focus was on weight loss and not as much on glucose control.

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