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Breastfeeding A Child May Protect Women from Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2009
Breastfeeding A Child May Protect Women from Metabolic Syndrome, A Condition Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease in Women

Study Highlights

* This is the first study to measure all components of Metabolic Syndrome before pregnancy and after weaning in women of childbearing age
* Metabolic Syndrome, which affects up to 37 percent of U.S. women between ages 20 – 59, is a clustering of risk factors related to obesity and metabolism that may predict future diabetes and heart disease during midlife and early death for women
* Another recent Kaiser Permanente study found that women with gestational diabetes are 2.5 times more likely to develop Metabolic Syndrome after pregnancy

Hemoglobin Levels Predict Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
An already routine blood test may identify juvenile-onset diabetic patients at heightened risk for proliferative retinopathy, researchers said.

Increasing Fiber Decreases Belly Fat
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Eating just a little bit more fiber could have a big impact in trimming the waistlines of America's young people, new research shows.

Vegetables Protect Unborn Child Against Diabetes
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
New evidence is emerging for how important it is for pregnant women to eat good, nutritious food. Expecting mothers who eat vegetables every day seem to have children who are less likely to develop Type 1 diabetes, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Diabetic Episodes Affect Kids' Memory
Posted: Monday, November 02, 2009
Children who have had an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis, a common complication of diabetes, may have persistent memory problems, according to a new study.

In Early Pregnancy, Metabolic Syndrome Increases the Risk of Preterm Birth
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Women with metabolic syndrome in early pregnancy have a higher risk for preterm birth, according to study findings.

Excess Weight Gain in Small Children Raises Metabolic Risk Factors by Age Four
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Very young children who gain more weight, relative to their height, than their peers have more metabolic risk factors at 4 years of age, according to study findings.

Anakinra Provides Sustained Benefits for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Months after withdrawal of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) anakinra, patients with Type 2 diabetes still show improvements in beta cell function, hemoglobin A1c levels, and markers of systemic inflammation, according to a new published report.

Diabetes History
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Diabetes treatments are sure much better today than they were hundreds of years of even several years ago. I would have hated to have had diabetes back even several years before, when meters where big and hard to use, and insulin needles were huge sources of pain when injecting. I'd like to take a look back at what diabetes was like many years ago, and tell you just how far diabetes treatments have come!

Eat "Junk" and Don't Get Fat
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Researchers find a gene that protects mice on a high-fat diet from becoming obese. University of Michigan researchers have identified a gene that acts as a master switch to control obesity. When the switch is turned off, even high-fat-diet mice remain thin.

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