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Cinnamon Might Help Reduce Risk Factors for Diabetes and Heart Disease
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
A study led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests that a water soluble extract of cinnamon, which contains antioxidative compounds, could help reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease.

Children Who Eat Vended Foods Face Health Problems, Poor Diet
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Vended foods and beverages linked to obesity, diabetes and coronary artery disease.

Fat Distribution Role in Weight Loss Success in Patients at Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
German researchers say MRI and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy can provide the answer and help predict who will benefit from lifestyle changes.

Diabetes Does Not Impair Sex Among Older Adults
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Many middle-aged and older adults with diabetes are sexually active according to a study of nearly 2,000 people aged 57 to 85. Almost 70 percent of partnered men with diabetes and 62 percent of partnered women with diabetes engaged in sexual activity two or three times a month, comparable to those without diabetes, the study showed.

A1c Test for Diagnosis Not Perfect: Study
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The limited sensitivity of the A1C test may result in missed or delayed diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, whereas the use of current OGTT criteria will fail to identify a high proportion of individuals with A1C >6.5%. Further studies and discussion are needed before revising guidelines for Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

Insulin Users Have 50% Higher Cancer Risk; Causes Unclear
Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Diabetes patients who take insulin have a higher risk of developing cancer, according to Danish researchers who say they can't explain the link.

Nanoparticle Vaccine Cures Type 1 in Mice
Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2010
Using a sophisticated nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with Type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.

Evolution the Cause for Greater Risk for Type 1 Diabetes?
Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2010
Gene variants associated with an increased risk for Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may confer previously unknown benefits to their human carriers. As a result, the human race may have been evolving in the recent past to be more susceptible, rather than less, to some complex diseases.

Diabetes Is Predicted by Fatty Liver Indices
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010
Two recently published indices of liver fat are predictive of diabetes in both men and women. The association was independent of traditional risk factors for diabetes such as glucose, diabetes in the family, insulin, sedentarity, smoking and alcohol consumption.

Simple Blood Test Predicts Who Might Develop Type 2 Diabetes Among Healthy Women
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010
Doctors may have identified a new and simple way to predict risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The result of a simple blood test may be the earliest alert to doctors and patients to implement lifestyle changes that may delay or prevent the onset of the disease.

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