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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Antioxidants Help Fight Against Breast Cancer
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009
Certain antioxidants within extra virgin olive oil may contain properties that help fight against breast cancer, according to a recently published study.

Green Tea Inhibits Cancer Drug
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009
The benefits of green tea are well known and highly publicized, but a recent research group has found that some components of green tea block the positive effects of a commonly prescribed cancer drug.

Free Public Exercise Programs Could Benefit Many Americans
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Numerous dangerous health conditions are a product of poor nutrition and exercise, but many individuals lack the motivation to change their ways and protect their health. Using a Brazilian model for free public exercise, researchers at Washington University of St. Louis, in conjunction with researchers in Brazil, have recently published a study suggesting that free public exercise programs in the United States could increase the activity levels and health of many individuals.

Black Raspberries Help Prevent Throat Cancer
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009
A recent study has found that certain chemical compounds found within black raspberries help prevent the growth of cancerous cells within the esophagus of rats.

Cardiovascular Mortality Equally Likely for Diabetics as for CVD Patients
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been closely linked in several respects, but little solid quantification of the risk diabetes poses to cardiovascular mortality has been achieved. A recent study has made a profound discovery, that in the long-term, mortality due to cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes), is equally likely for diabetics with no previous cardiovascular disease history, as it is for individuals with known cardiovascular disease (and non-diabetic). The study was conducted solely on males, but the results are suspected to extend to both sexes.

Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Elderly Brain Activity
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, both in diabetics and non-diabetics, plays a significant role in "cognitive aging," according to a Columbia University study. The researchers found that mental events in elderly individuals, such as the famed "senior moment," are associated in many cases with irregular blood sugar levels, and could potentially be avoided with proper exercise.

Juvenile Diabetics Lacking in Vitamin D
Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008
An unexpected risk has recently been found for youths with type 1 diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have found that the majority of juvenile diabetics have insufficient levels of vitamin D, a condition that often leads to bone frailty and fractures later in life. Research has also linked vitamin D to skin cancer.

Mr. Diabetes® Completes 10,000+ Mile Walk of U.S. Perimeter
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Still Plenty of Work to Do: For the past eight years Andy Mandell - Mr. Diabetes®, Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, has been a man with one mission: to walk the 10,000 mile perimeter of the United States raising awareness about the dangers of diabetes, a disease that nearly took his life. On December 21, 2008, at approximately 2:00 pm EST, he will walk the final steps in Madeira Beach, FL where it began December 1, 2000.

Worms Might Hold Secret to Weight Loss
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008
Obesity is an incredibly serious global problem, being linked to numerous deadly diseases, including diabetes. Awareness campaigns, novel treatments, fad and medically accepted diets, and more, have all tried to curtail the obesity epidemic. According to McGill researchers, however, the key to fighting obesity might be inside of some special worms.

Brain Enzyme Helps Control Food Regulation
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008
A hypothalamus based enzyme has recently been shown to be "nutrient sensitive." Researchers found that the enzyme SK6, when highly active, helps control appetite and weight gain.

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