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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.

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.

Removing Receptor Increases Insulin and Decreases Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
The removal of a receptor called ALK7 has the effect of increased insulin release and decreased weight gain, according to two recent complementary Swedish studies. The results could lead to novel ways to treat diabetes and obesity.

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.

Prediabetes Can Be Reversed
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Yes, you can stop diabetes before it begins, but you won't receive the care you need if you don't even know you have the problem. Screening is now recommended for everyone beginning at 45 years of age.

Coversyl® Protects Hypertensive Patients Against New-Onset Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
New analysis of a landmark study data Identifies major predictors of new-onset diabetes (NOD) among hypertensives. Of 19,257 randomized patients in the study, 14,120 were considered "at risk" of developing diabetes at baseline, and 1,366 (9.7%) subsequently developed NOD during follow-up (median duration, 5.5 years).

TZD's Triple The Risk for Fracture
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
A widely used class of diabetes medications appears to be associated with an increased risk for fractures, according to a new report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Some Fats Reduce Diabetes Risk
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The link between obesity and diabetes has been significantly documented, but a recent study has revealed that certain types of fats might actually reduce the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Extremes of Sleep
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2008
Both short and long sleepers are at higher risk for developing metabolic syndrome, a condition that can lead to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a recent study.

Vigorous Walking Slows Biological Aging to a Crawl
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Just vigorous walking for about an hour a day five times a week can chop a dozen years off the biological age of persons 64 and older, according to a new research.

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