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

Compound in Dairy Products Targets Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
A possible new way to treat diabetes without synthetic drugs.

Current Recommended Vitamin D Intake May Not Be Optimal
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
"Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D intakes above current recommendations may be associated with better health outcomes." "However, optimal serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] have not been defined."


Type 2 Diabetes Teens Have Higher Complication Risk Then Type 1’s
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Young people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure and signs of kidney damage than their counterpart who have type 1 diabetes, even though type 2 diabetic have had the disease for a much shorter time.

Kidney Patients Warned Away From Potassium
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Many kidney failure patients are increasing their chance of nerve damage in their legs and feet by simply having too much potassium in their diet.


Vitamin Deficiency Common in Diabetics
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006
Something like three out of every five patients with type 2 diabetes show signs of vitamin D deficiency, Italian researchers report. Because a lack of vitamin D can negatively affect bone health and have other adverse effects, he added, "widespread screening for vitamin D deficiency or routine vitamin D supplementation should be seriously considered" for people with diabetes.



Free Radicals Implicated in Obesity Heart Risk
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006
Overweight people may have impaired blood flow that can increase their risk of heart disease. Partly to blame is an abundance of free radicals--naturally occurring compounds that damage cells and lead to disease.



Vitamin E Helps Combat Heart Attacks for Those with Diabetes
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006
A new study has indicated that about 40 per cent of diabetic patients can reduce their risk of heart attacks and of dying from heart disease by taking vitamin E supplements.

Vitamin B May Do More Harm Then Good For Heart Disease and Homocysteine
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2005
High-dose vitamin B may do more harm than good for heart disease, and homocysteine, billed as a heart disease risk factor, isn't one after all, researchers reported

Low-Dose Antioxidants May Lower All-Cause Mortality in Men
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Low-dose antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplementation lowers all-cause mortality in men but not in women.The investigators suggest that this may be due to the lower baseline status in men.


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