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Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
An examination of the neck arteries of today's obese or diabetic young people bodes ill for their future health, researchers report.

More Whole-Grain Awareness Needed in School Cafeterias
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
A large reason for high and rising rates child obesity is that children often consume unbalanced diets, packed with empty calories. One example of this is that children consume very few whole-grain products, especially with their school lunches, a fact that many in the nutritional and pediatric fields hope to change. Unfortunately, according to a recent study, those involved in student lunch programs, such as cafeteria workers and “food-service directors”, know little more about the benefits of whole-grain products than the fat children do.

Samurai Karate Studio Announces Participation in Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project™ (MADDCAP™)
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
Samurai Karate Studio is pleased to announce their participation in a new martial art's program, called MADDCAP, or Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes Community Action Project. According to Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for SKS, this new program will be part of the curriculum that SKS teaches that will include information about the disease, the risk factors, warning signs, complications and ways to prevent the disease through attention to nutrition and exercise.

Cardiac Abnormalities Seen in Young Females with Poor Diabetes Control
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
According to the results of a new study, adolescent girls with poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have structural and functional cardiac abnormalities than are their healthy peers or even girls with Type 1 diabetes.

Polycarbonate Bottles Leak BPA Into Consumed Liquid
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009
Drinking from polycarbonate bottles increases levels of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), according to a recent study. BPA had been connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and even infertility, in past research.

Children Eating Themselves into an Early Grave
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Children are eating themselves into an early grave with hundreds of thousands of primary school pupils already suffering from chronic disease, a study has found.

Indigenous High Altitude Women Birth Bigger Babies
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Women of high-altitude backgrounds, such as indigenous Andean cultures, have increased blood flow to the uterus, and subsequently give birth to larger babies at high altitude, than women without this background. Low birth weights are associated with numerous conditions of poor health and infant mortality.

Calls For More International Diabetes Funding
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009
At a recent international meeting concerning non-communicable diseases, held in Doha, Qatar, professor Martin Slink, the president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), stressed the importance of more funding for diabetes, as well as other non-communicable diseases. Professor Slink specifically urged that an international effort to fight these diseases be added to the United Nations millennium development goals (MDGs).

Antibiotic Use in Childhood Not Linked to Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Contrary to what several other studies have shown, the results of a nationwide study of Danish children suggest that antibiotic use does not affect the development of Type 1 diabetes.

Just Slightly Reducing Sugar Intake, Increasing Fiber Consumption Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk for Hispanic Teenagers
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Individuals who reduced added sugar intake by the equivalent of 1 can of soda per day or increased fiber intake by the equivalent of a cup of beans showed improvements in key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, specifically in insulin secretion and visceral fat.

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