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Major Cognitive Decline of 19 Years Linked to High Fat, High Copper Diet
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
A diet high in saturated and trans fats, coupled with a high intake of copper may be associated with a significantly accelerated rate of cognitive decline in older adults, a new study suggests.

Prandin Offers Advantages in Elderly Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Fifty-one percent risk reduction for hypoglycemia over glyburide in elderly patients with type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes, treatment with the short-acting drug repaglinide (Prandin/NovoNorm).

Chocolate Helps Aging Blood Vessels
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Flavonol-Rich cocoa improves blood vessel function.

Postprandial Glucose Fluctuations Impair Cognitive Functioning
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Awareness and better control of postprandial glucose can help to prevent declining cognitive function.

High Blood Pressure Lowers Walking Ability in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
A study of elderly clergy, both men and women, found a significantly accelerated decline in leg function in those with higher blood pressures-about 30% more loss per year at a systolic pressure of 160 mm Hg compared with 120 mm Hg.

Cognitive Dysfunction Linked With Poor Diabetes Control in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Elderly diabetics with poor glucose control have a high prevalence of undiagnosed cognitive dysfunction, depression and functional disabilities.

Diabetes Tied to Enlarged Prostate
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Researchers report that, BPH, or benign prostate hyperplasia, is a common condition in older men, but the risk of developing the condition seems to be increased by obesity and high blood sugar levels.

Diabetes Increasingly Prevalent in Heart Failure
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing among older persons with heart failure, and diabetes is a significant independent risk factor for death in these patients.

Diabetic Women at Higher Risk For Hip Fracture Need Prevention Strategy
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Having type 2 diabetes for 12 or more years was associated with a three-times higher risk of hip fracture.

Increased Physical Activity Spurs Prolonged Life by 69%
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Expending energy by walking, climbing stairs, doing household chores, or even washing windows enhances survival in older adults.

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