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Type 2 Diabetes Raises Colorectal Adenoma and Cancer Risk
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased prevalence of colorectal cancer, according to two population-based studies reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Gestational Diabetes Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Among women with a family history of type 2 diabetes, those with prior GDM were more likely to have CVD risk factors.

Blacks Have Poorer Control of Diabetes Than Whites
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
A new review of the data from 56,000 patients shows that blacks with diabetes tend to have worse control of the disease than whites.

Just Moderate Adiposity at Age 18 Is Associated with Twice the Risk of Premature Death
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
During 12 years of follow-up, the risk ratio was 1.66 for a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9.

Physical Activity Shrinks Abdominal Fat Cells
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Physical activity may be especially helpful in reducing the size of fat cells around the waistline -- more so than diet alone. That's important, because fat specifically in the abdomen has been linked to the risk of heart disease and diabetes.


Diabetic Youths Have Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Children and adolescents with diabetes commonly have additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new report.

Cardiovascular Risk Higher for Women Than Men With Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Women with type 2 diabetes face a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than do men with type 2 diabetes.

High Blood Glucose Boosts Short-Term Mortality in Heart Failure Patients
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
An elevated blood glucose level on hospital admission is associated with increased 30 and 60-day mortality in nondiabetic patients with heart failure.

Night Eating Can Increase Diabetic Complications
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Night eating is common in diabetic patients and is associated with increased complications.

Postprandial Glucose Fluctuations Impair Cognitive Functioning
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Awareness and better control of postprandial glucose can help to prevent declining cognitive function.

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