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Key to a Long Life - Staying Active and Drinking Moderately
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Both physical activity and a moderate alcohol intake are important to lower the risk of fatal ischemic heart disease (IHD) and all-cause mortality, a new study shows.

New Position Statement for Glucose Intolerance in PCOS
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The new recommendations highlights the high risk for glucose intolerance in women with PCOS. Generally, screening for glucose intolerance is recommended in these women because it is often asymptomatic.

C-Peptides May Prevent Diabetes Complication
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A compound formed during insulin production and once dismissed as irrelevant in diabetes may be a key to preventing the complications that make type 1 diabetes such a serious disease.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Shown To Increase Life Expectancy
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Not smoking, eating five servings or more of fruits and vegetables per day, drinking alcohol only in moderation (0-1.5 drinks per day), and maintaining a high level of physical activity are well known to be healthy lifestyle choices. A recent study at the University of Cambridge, England, has helped quantitatively show just how beneficial maintaining these four lifestyle choices is.

Lack of Deep Sleep Possible Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008
A recent study at the University of Chicago has found a direct connection between insufficient non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep (SWS), and type 2 diabetes. This is the first study of its kind.

Vitamin E Improves Heart Health For 40% of Type 2's By 50%
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Researchers in Israel report that vitamin E supplements could offer an inexpensive way to significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and related deaths for the 40% of Type 2 diabetics who carry a particular version of a gene called haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2.

The Solution for Diabetes? Pig Islet Cells
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Transplantation of insulin-producing islet cells from human donors or cadavers, an investigational approach to long-term diabetes treatment, is fraught with difficulties. San Diego-based MicroIslet, Inc. believes that transplantation of encapsulated islets from pigs may be the answer.

Statins Beneficial For Nearly All Diabetics
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Statins -- the best-selling class of cholesterol-fighting drugs -- should be considered as standard therapy for all diabetics, apart from children and pregnant women, results saw a 10% drop in death and a 21% drop in strokes and heart attacks.

Ties Between Diabetes & Heart Disease Explained
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Zhenqi Liu, at the University of Virginia, has shown that in healthy humans, insulin greatly increases blood flow in heart muscle.

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.

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