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Bariatric Surgery Causes Most Cases of Type 2 to Remit Long-Term
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009
In morbidly obese patients with Type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery leads to resolution or improvement of the disease in close to 90% of cases, with benefits usually maintained for at least 2 years, according to a meta-analysis.

Diabetes Drugs Given ‘Too Soon’?
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
One in three people with Type 2 diabetes are given medication too soon, instead of being urged to eat better and do more exercise, a UK study suggests.

'Fasting Signal' Offers Clues to Insulin Resistance in the Obese
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Drugs blocking this communication may offer therapeutic benefits, study finds.

Power to Prevent: Helping African Americans Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes" helps African Americans learn how to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes through physical activity and making healthy food choices.

Stress Raises Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest and stress may play a key role in the development of Type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say.

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.

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.

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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