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Pine Bark Extract May Boost Diabetics' Heart Health and Improve BG
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Results from a new study suggests that supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may reduce blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication among diabetics.

Hyperglycemia Without Diabetes Linked to High Birth Weight
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
The presence of hyperglycemia in pregnancy below levels diagnostic for diabetes is associated with an increased risk for several negative pregnancy outcomes, according to new research.

Erectile Dysfunction Warns of Worse Problems
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008
In diabetics, impotence may double cardiac risks, new studies say.

Low Salt Diets May Lead To Cardiovascular Deaths
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2008
It's been long believed that a diet high in salts increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have startlingly found just the opposite: that low salt (sodium) diets increase the incidence of CVD deaths.

Obesity, Diabetes and Economic Status Increase Risk of Urinary Problems
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices greatly increase the risk of urinary problems. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, are also shown to increase risk, and individuals of lower economic standing suffer from urinary problems more often as well.

Blocked Brain Enzyme Decreases Appetite and Promotes Weight Loss
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
A team at DukeUniversityMedicalCenter was able to tone down appetite and promote weight loss, while improving the body's ability to handle blood sugar levels by blocking a brain enzyme, CaMKK2.

50% of Diabetes Patients Are Less Likely to Exercise Due to Arthritis
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
More than half of adult diabetics in the U.S. also have arthritis, which causes joint pain that may prevent the exercise they need to stay healthy, a study found.

Common Gene Variants Linked to Obesity
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Researchers have identified new genetic variants that influence the risk of obesity, and insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, according to findings from two studies published online this week.

Global Warming To Cause More Kidney Stones
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Dehydration is a major cause of kidney stones, and rising global temperatures will likely increase dehydration and the number of kidney stone cases.

Public Food Program A Good Investment
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A recent Cornell "cost-effectiveness"study has shown that a New York program that aims to educate low-income adults about healthy diets and nutrition yields a $10 to $1 cost benefit. Low-income individuals characteristically have much higher rates of conditions closely linked to poor diets, such as heart disease and diabetes.

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