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New Gastrointestinal Treatment For Diabetes Using the EndoBarrier Liner
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
GI Dynamics announces data demonstrating immediate and sustained reduction in HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes using EndoBarrier® Gastrointestinal Liner. Compelling clinical data highlighted at first World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes show improved glycemic control and weight reduction in uncontrolled diabetics.

Study 2008: Healthcare Costs To Rise AGAIN!
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We continue to see healthcare costs rising and those with diabetes will certainly feel it the most. Let's hope that the new president will do something to help. Consider getting involved with one of the presidential candidates after viewing their ideas on improving healthcare in this country.

Normal Weight Obesity: A Real Health Risk
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Normal weight obesity isn't an oxymoron. "The definition of obesity is having excess fat, not excess weight.

Novel Short-Term Weight-Loss Approach Works Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A study by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown for the first time that more than half of patients with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in a novel short-term weight management program were able to maintain the weight loss they achieved during the program on their own long-term. The focus was on weight loss and not as much on glucose control.

Community Awareness Programs Help Reduce Diabetic Risk
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Type 2 diabetes may be up to 95% preventable, though often major dietary, physical, and even social lifestyle changes are needed to achieve this end. A recent study has found that individuals who participate in community-based awareness programs are at lower risk for developing the disease, perhaps illuminating a more palpable way of preventing this dangerous condition.

Brain Work Induces Hunger
Posted: Friday, September 05, 2008
Mental exercises and focused mind-intensive tasks appear to induce hunger and increased calorie intake, according to a recent study. Students performing these forms of "intellectual work" were seen to eat significantly more than those simply resting and relaxing their minds.

Lead, Mercury and Arsenic Found in Internet Purchased Ayurveda
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ayurvedic medicines are used throughout South Asia, especially in India, and are available throughout the world through Internet purchase. While there are many proponents of its usage, it has recently been found by researchers that over 20% of Ayurvedic medicine purchased over the Internet has unhealthy amounts of mercury, lead and arsenic.

MSG Use Linked to Obesity
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
People who use monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are more likely than people who don�t use it to be overweight or obese even though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie intake, according to a study published this month in the journal Obesity.

Carbs and Sugars Cause Brain Cell Deterioration and Weight Gain
Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008
Weight gain with age is a common occurrence for many. This is often attributed to decreased activity and slowed metabolism, but recent research has revealed that appetite control cells within the brain deteriorate with age, making overeating more likely.

Diabetics Should Include More Herbs And Spices In Their Foods
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
In test-tube experiments, researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, found that extracts of various herbs and spices - such as cinnamon, cloves, sage and rosemary -inhibited a damaging process that can result from high blood sugar levels.

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