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Lower Fertility In Men Linked To Diabetes and Obesity
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
It appears that not only the mother's weight plays an important role in conceiving, but the father's as well, as reported at the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on July 9.

Community Specific Nutrition Programs Best for Diabetes Prevention
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Different cultures, genders, minority groups, and social classes, naturally have different diets. Most nutritional education is based on general ideas believed to apply to all diets though, which might limit the effectiveness of the education for certain groups. A recent study has shown that diet-education tailored to a certain group or communities likely diet is most effective in preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes, a condition closely linked to diet.

Diabetes and Obesity Effect Male Fertility
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Diabetes and obesity appear to be major risk factors for male infertility. At the recent 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, two separate studies presented these results, one concerning reduced sperm count due to obesity, and the other dealing with sperm DNA damage due to diabetes.

New AHA Obesity Statement
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
AHA statement urges clinicians to think beyond clinical treatment and prevention and to emphasize nutrition and physical activity, life-style modification.

Eating Fruit Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes?
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Researchers found that fruit sugars, known as fructose, are more likely than other types of sugar to cause fat around the middle, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Drinking 4-5 Cups of Coffee Daily May Increase Lifespan
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
A new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that those people who regularly indulge in their favorite coffee beverage may live longer than those who don't.

Reasons for Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls
Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Adolescence is often a time of unhealthy weight gain, and this is likely not solely because of natural changes in one's body. A recent study has looked at four potential weight gain factors in adolescent girls: alcohol consumption, sleeping schedules, coffee consumption and internet usage.

Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Have Long Term Effects on Offspring
Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008
In addition to drinking, smoking, and doing drugs, eating an unhealthy diet while pregnant could have long term effects on one's offspring. A recent study suggests that serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes develop more often when one's mother consumes unhealthy foods while pregnant.

Green Tea Helps Prevent Heart Disease Risk Factor
Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008
The dysfunction of certain cells that line the circulatory system is known to help lead to a progression of heart disease. Green tea consumption was found in a recent study to help prevent this heart disease risk factor.

Aerobic Exercise Increases Protein That May Suppress Appetite
Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2008
In a small study of overweight and obese adults, 3 months of aerobic exercise, with no change in diet, led to a significant decrease in body fat and a spontaneous decrease in caloric intake. The percentage of weight loss and the reduction in caloric intake correlated positively and significantly with concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).

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