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Erectile Dysfunction Warns of Worse Problems
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008
In diabetics, impotence may double cardiac risks, new studies say.

Low Salt Diets May Lead To Cardiovascular Deaths
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2008
It's been long believed that a diet high in salts increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have startlingly found just the opposite: that low salt (sodium) diets increase the incidence of CVD deaths.

Obesity, Diabetes and Economic Status Increase Risk of Urinary Problems
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices greatly increase the risk of urinary problems. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, are also shown to increase risk, and individuals of lower economic standing suffer from urinary problems more often as well.

Inflammatory Markers Predict Congestive Heart Failure
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Inflammatory markers are independent predictors of congestive heart failure (CHF) and likely reflect the link between obesity and CHF, a new study suggests. "The implication may be that greater control of obesity may reduce the risk of heart failure and down the road, maybe targeting inflammatory markers may reduce the risk of heart failure related to obesity.

50% of Diabetes Patients Are Less Likely to Exercise Due to Arthritis
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
More than half of adult diabetics in the U.S. also have arthritis, which causes joint pain that may prevent the exercise they need to stay healthy, a study found.

Superior Benefits of Drug Therapy for Diabetic Eye Disease
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
In a new study, it was shown that a drug for the treatment of diabetic eye disease performed better in clinical trials than the current standard treatment using laser surgery.

Diabetes Heightens Glaucoma Risk
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
While diabetes has long been associated with the potentially sight-stealing disease diabetic retinopathy, it appears that another serious eye disease -- glaucoma -- may also be a complication of the metabolic disorder. Regular screenings may help prevent irreversible nerve damage.

Global Warming To Cause More Kidney Stones
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Dehydration is a major cause of kidney stones, and rising global temperatures will likely increase dehydration and the number of kidney stone cases.

Public Food Program A Good Investment
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A recent Cornell "cost-effectiveness"study has shown that a New York program that aims to educate low-income adults about healthy diets and nutrition yields a $10 to $1 cost benefit. Low-income individuals characteristically have much higher rates of conditions closely linked to poor diets, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Diabetes Linked To Ocular Condition
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
High cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), and diabetes, could lead to a condition that causes vision loss, according to a recent study.

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