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Healthy Breakfast May Protect Against Heart Disease
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Breakfast is more than just an eye-opener that helps you transition from sleep to the day ahead. Eating breakfast, especially one that includes whole grains, reduces your risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure.

Diabetes Linked With Complications and Death in Cystic Fibrosis
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In patients with cystic fibrosis, diabetes is common early in life and is linked with impaired nutrition and growth, increased rates of terminal respiratory failure, and death,�French researchers report.

Soy Protein Beneficial In Type 2's
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A new report in Diabetes Care shows that a diet rich in soy protein appears to have a lasting beneficial effect on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.

Diabetes Doubling Before Motherhood
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The number of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes has more than doubled in seven years, a California study found, a troubling trend that means health risks for both mothers and newborns. And the number of diabetic teenagers giving birth grew fivefold during the same period, according to the study, the largest of its kind. This comes from a new study published in Diabetes Care.

Aspirin Increases Production of Insulin?
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Obesity is strongly connected to insulin resistance and the eventual development of type 2 diabetes, but taking aspirin might help limit this progression. A new study has found that for "healthy" obese people, "aspirin-like compounds" can increase the production of insulin, reducing the risk of developing insulin resistance.

Immune Cell Produces Glucose Controlling Proteins
Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2008
A characteristic of type 2 diabetes is decreased production of proteins that are connected to glucose levels. A specific type of immune system cell that produces these proteins has recently been found to "suppress glucose production in the liver - without targeting insulin," a result that could have major implications on alternative diabetic treatments, in addition to immune system understandings.

Life Expectancies Declining for Poor, Rising for Rich
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008
Between 1961 and 1999 life expectancies in the United States increased by between six and seven years for both men and women. A recent Harvard Medical study has found that these are unfortunately just general trends, and in certain parts of the country, most notably poorer areas, life expectancies actually declined or remained constant in these "counties".

Vitamin D An Effective Analgesic for Type 2's With Neuropathic Pain
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Vitamin D insufficiency is under recognized and may be a significant contributor to neuropathic pain in type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D supplementation may be an effective "analgesic" in relieving neuropathic pain.

Bitter Melon Has Potent Anti-diabetes Effects
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Substances isolated from bitter melon, a plant eaten and used medicinally in much of Asia, could provide the basis of new drugs for treating diabetes and obesity, an international team of researchers reports.

Why Not All Fat is Created Equal
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The recent report that having a pot belly in your 40s roughly triples your risk of dementia in later life is just the tip of an ominous adipose iceberg.

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