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Child Screen Time Associated With Obesity
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Obesity is a growing problem in America, especially among its youth. Lack of exercise in children, often supplanted by time in front of television and computer screens, greatly increases the chance of a child being obese, a new study shows. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) had previously made a list of suggestions to pediatricians, parents, and children alike, in order to best manage their physical activity and "screen time." The study aimed to test these suggestions.

Epidemic Of Type 2 Diabetes Linked To Vaccine Inflammation
Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Newly published data by Dr. J. Barthelow Classen in The Open Endocrinology Journal shows a 50% reduction of type 2 diabetes occurred in Japanese children following the discontinuation of a single vaccine to prevent tuberculosis.

Reduced Lung Capacity Accelerates with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
People who have diabetes encounter a faster loss of lung capacity than those who do not have diabetes, a finding that may have implications for the potential use of future inhaled insulins. It was concluded that medical professionals need to pay more attention to lung function.

How To Detect True Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
The study showed that 7% of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes were already diabetic at the time of first visit and were misdiagnosed with gestational diabetes, when they had diabetes. They also found that, a HBA1C level at the first visit of less than 5.3 would not develop gestational diabetes during the entire course of pregnancy.

Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
Research has found that resveratrol, a compound present naturally in grape skin, can protect against the cellular damage to blood vessels caused by high production of glucose in diabetes.

Weight-loss More Effective than Intensive Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Weight-loss and major lifestyle changes may be more effective than intensive insulin therapy for overweight patients with poorly controlled, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, according to a diabetes researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Breast-Feeding Curbs Type 2 Diabetes Later
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Breast-fed babies appear to be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes when they reach adolescence, according to findings published in the medical journal Diabetes Care.

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help To Prevent Type 1 Diabetes' by 30%
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Supplements of vitamin D can help young children to ward off diabetes in later life, researchers report. The chance of developing Type 1 diabetes fell by almost a third in those who received extra doses of the vitamin.

Physical Activity Increases Effectiveness of Beta-Cells
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Sedentary older people at risk of developing diabetes showed significant improvement in the function of their insulin-making beta cells after just one week of exercise.

Diabetes Prevention, Care, and Education Need To Be Targeted To Men and Women Differently
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Women had higher expectations of the benefits of self-management along with more depressive symptoms.

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