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Year 2000 Babies High Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2003
One in three babies born in 2000 will likely develop diabetes in their lifetime, new CDC calulationsshow. Women and minorities face the greatest risk.Obesity is the driving factorfor th increase."The message here is for all Americans--diabetes is an epidemic."But thegood news is that in the last few years, studies are showing that it can be prevented or a least delayed."

Researchers Discover Molecular Switch That Tells Body to Store or Burn Fat
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002
An enzyme called SCD-1 plays a crucial role — through the hormone leptin — in signaling the body to either store fat or burn it.

Walk Away From Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Study finds modest execise alone reduces risk factors for Type ll diabetes

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