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Forced Eating as a Child Could Lead to Future Over-Eating
Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009
A common parental action is the encouragement, or even requirement, that their children finish all the food given to them at a meal. A recent Cornell University study has shown that this behaviour, while often well-intentioned, appears to hinder the development of the child's appetite control, which leads to over-eating outside the home.

Metabolic Syndrome Increases Salt Sensitivity
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009
The blood pressure of patients with metabolic syndrome showed significantly greater sensitivity to high- and low-sodium diets compared with a control group, researchers found.

Daily Consumption of DIET Soda Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes By 67%
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Drinking diet soda at least daily is associated with significantly greater risks for select incident components of the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and type 2 diabetes, according to the results of an observational study.

Endos Issue Consensus Statement on Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It is good to see that there is more concern for those at risk for diabetes. The treatment of pre-diabetes requires intensive lifestyle modification and the use of metformin and acarbose for controlling glycemia for high-risk patients, declared a consensus statement issued by the American College of Endocrinology task force.

ADA's 130 Daily Grams of Carbs Criticized
Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2008
Twenty-four diabetes doctors and researchers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and Portugal have published a study criticizing: 1. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) assertion that diabetics should consume no fewer than 130 mg of carbohydrates daily and 2. The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) statement that low-carb diets are "not justified."

Carb-Loading at Breakfast Makes Dieting Easier Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Loading up on protein and carbohydrates at breakfast may help obese patients with metabolic syndrome stick to a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet the rest of the day, researchers found.

Hyperglycemia Without Diabetes Linked to High Birth Weight
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
The presence of hyperglycemia in pregnancy below levels diagnostic for diabetes is associated with an increased risk for several negative pregnancy outcomes, according to new research.

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.

How and Where Fat Is Stored Predicts Disease Risk Better than Weight
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A new study indicates that overeating, rather than the obesity it causes, is the trigger for developing metabolic syndrome, a collection of heath risk factors that increases an individual's chances of developing insulin resistance, fatty liver, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The study is among the first to suggest that weight gain is an early symptom of pre-metabolic syndrome, rather than a direct cause.

An Apple A Day Lowers Risk for Metabolic Syndrome 21%
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008
Apple product consumers likely to have lower blood pressure, trimmer waistlines, and more nutrient dense diets according to the results of a new study.

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