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Breakthrough Can Lead to New Treatments for Heart Disease, Diabetes
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
U of A medical researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body metabolizes, a key discovery that could lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.

Oral Anti-Diabetic Substance Discovered
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
New Research has discovered a substance that may become an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications. The substance, which is derived from yeast, is called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF).

Improve Postprandial Glucose With "Anti-Inflammatory" Diet
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
Markers of inflammation and cardiovascular health show improvement with the improvement of postprandial glucose and lipid profiles.

Hypertension In Type 2's Independently Increase Heart Disease Risk
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
According to a report by investigators in Finland. hypertension and type 2 diabetes independently increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), and the combination of the two increases the risk "dramatically," especially in women.

Study Finds Further Association Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
A new Mayo Clinic study found that 40 percent of pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed with diabetes prior to their pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Rates of Diabetes Among Older Americans Increased 23%
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
The annual number of Americans older than 65 newly diagnosed with diabetes increased by 23 percent between 1994 to 1995 and 2003 to 2004, according to a new report.

Decrease All-Cause Mortality by 70% with Increased Fitness
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
One of the largest studies ever to link exercise capacity to mortality risk should motivate physicians to pay as much attention to patients' exercise capacity as they do other major risk factors, researchers say.

Stress At Work Linked To Heart Disease
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
New research has produced strong evidence of how work stress is linked to the biological mechanisms involved in the onset of heart disease.

Pre-Diabetes Boosts Women's Heart Disease Risk
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
Increased blood sugar levels signal a heightened risk of heart disease, especially among women, a new study finds. With a fasting blood sugar of 110 to 125, women have the same risk for heart disease as those women diagnosed with diabetes.

The Dangers of Aspirin "Resistance"
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008
A common blood-thinning treatment, often very effective in preventing blood clots and cardiovascular (CV) events (such as hearth attack and stroke), is the simple daily consumption of aspirin. A recent study has shown that those resistant to aspirin are much more likely to experience blood clots or CV events than those patients who are properly effected by aspirin consumption (aspirin "sensitive" patients).

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