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Diabetic Males Less Stinky
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009
Men with diabetes have been observed to have low levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a compound responsible for the smell of rotten eggs.. While this observation may make diabetic males slightly more tolerable to be around, low H2S levels increase the risk of high blood pressure, which is a strong link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Abdominal Fat Linked to Low Vitamin D Intake
Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Teens who consume more vitamin D tend to have lower abdominal fat, and a subsequently diminished risk in the development of future heart disease and diabetes. This recently published research suggests that teens need to be educated to the benefits of vitamin D, and increase their natural and supplemental exposure to it.

Future Diabetes and Cancer Tests Through Breath and Urine
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Development is underway on a new medical device that might be able to test for diabetes, cancer, or respiratory ailments, through breath and urine. This could help limit the need for costly and invasive blood tests and biopsy procedures.

Post-Prandial vs. Fasting Glucose: An End to the Debate?
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
In patients with existing CVD, study finds no difference? Or does it?

Lifestyle Program for Diabetics Improves Mind, Body and Wallet by 87%
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Workers with diabetes and obesity improved their absenteeism and disability rate by as much as 87 percent with the help of a lifestyle intervention program administered by researchers at the University of Virginia Health System.

Obesity and Diabetes Triples Stroke Risk
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The record number of midlife strokes among women in the United States is a reflection of the epidemic of obesity and insulin-resistant diabetes, which also bring an increase in cardiac-disease risk, according to a new study.

Cancer More Deadly For People With Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Cancer, the world's No. 2 killer, is even more lethal for people with diabetes, U.S. researchers said last week. People with diabetes who get cancer are about 40 percent more likely to die in the years following the diagnosis than cancer patients who are not diabetics.

Link Between Insulin and Cancer
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Researchers have found evidence that insulin, taken by millions of diabetics to regulate blood sugar levels could increase the risk for cancer by 46%. Increased levels of insulin has been shown to stimulate the growth of breast cells.

Diabetes Linked to Pregnancy-Related Depression in Low-Income Women
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Among low-income pregnant women, those with diabetes have almost twice the odds of having perinatal depression and are also more likely to have postpartum depression, researchers report.

Midwestern and Southern States Receive Least Federal Funding for Disease Prevention
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
New report finds public health programs at risk during economic downturn. Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a new report that found Midwestern and Southern states received less funding from the federal government than Northeastern and Western states did in fiscal year (FY) 2008 for disease prevention programs, which can amount to millions of dollars in differences.

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