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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.

Antioxidants Can Raise Diabetes Risk
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Instead of protecting against diabetes, antioxidants -- compounds in foods and supplements that prevent cell damage -- may actually increase the chances of getting diabetes, at least in the early stages, researchers reported.

Weight Loss Independently Predicts Normalization of Glucose Regulation
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
True diabetes prevention lies not in maintaining a pre-diabetes state but rather in moving from prediabetes to normal glucose regulation, Dr. Leigh Perreault from the University of Colorado in Aurora and colleagues say.

Healthy Lifestye Factors Can Reduce Deadly Chronic Diseases by 80%
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Four healthy lifestyle factors -- never smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and following a healthy diet -- together appear to be associated with as much as an 80 percent reduction in the risk of developing the most common and deadly chronic diseases, according to a report in Archives of Internal Medicine.

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!

Coconut Oil Might Reduce the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A new study in animals demonstrates that a diet rich in coconut oil protects against 'insulin resistance' (an impaired ability of cells to respond to insulin) in muscle and fat. The diet also avoids the accumulation of body fat caused by other high fat diets of similar calorie content.

Raisins Help Protect Your Teeth and Gums
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Clinical studies have found that, contrary to the prevailing beliefs that raisins contribute to tooth decay, raisins may actually help protect the teeth and gums.

Blueberry Juice Fights Fat and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Juice extracted from North American lowbush blueberries, biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit, holds great promise as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetic agent, showing a reduction in blood glucose by 35%.

Ninety-three Percent of Type 2's Not Following Nutritional Recommendations?
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Ninety-three percent of participants exceeded the recommended percentage of daily calories from fat, 85 percent exceeded the saturated fat recommendation and 92 percent consumed too much sodium in their regular diets.

New Link Shows that We Are Not "Victims of Our Genes"
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
A new study may give new meaning to the adage, "You are what you eat." The DNA isolated from the muscles of people with diabetes bears chemical marks not found in those who respond normally to rising blood sugar levels, according to the report. The discovery shows that we are not "victims of our genes."

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