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Eating Dark Chocolate Reduces CRP
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A new Italian study has shown, for the first time, that consuming moderate amounts of dark chocolate can significantly reduce levels of C-reactive protein (CRP).

EASD: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Prevalent in Type 2 Diabetic Adolescents
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have hypertension, generalized obesity, abdominal obesity, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides and microalbuminuria, than their non-diabetic counterparts.


EASD: Early Intensive Glucose Control Pays Dividends
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A 10-year follow-up of a landmark trial of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes has suggested that the clinical benefit was more than durable and rose over time to a reduction or 15% for myocardial infarction and a 13% reduction in the relative risk of death from any cause.

New Magnetic Resonance Machine to be Clinically Implemented
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008
For the first time, a new ultra-powerful magnetic resonance machine will become operational in a hospital setting. The machine, known as the magnetic resonance tomograph, has only been used in scientific research settings, until its recent to the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany.


Combo of Diabetes Drugs Increases Mortality
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
Combination treatment for type 2 diabetes using two classes of drugs -- metformin and sulfonylureas -- may increase the risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and mortality, according to a new report.

Diabetes Linked to Accelerated Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
Patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes exhibit more extensive atherosclerosis and inadequate compensatory remodeling of the arterial wall, compared to patients without diabetes, according to new published findings.

Herbs and Spices Help Prevent Diabetes Damage
Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Herbs and spices might have the benefit of decreasing tissue damage caused by diabetes. The result is connected to the anti-inflammatory abilities of herbs and spices high in antioxidants.

Immune System Overreaction Reason for Severe Viral Infection Symptoms in Smokers
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008
Several viral infections demonstrate more severe symptoms in smokers than non-smokers. The mechanism by which this occurs appears to have been found in a recent study. Influenza (flu), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were of primary focus in the study.

Elderly Obesity Costly for Everyone
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2008
Obese elderly individuals are not only doing harm to their own health, but to the financial health of every tax paying American citizen. According to a recent study, the health care costs for obese elderly individuals are substantially higher than those of normal weight, accounting for a disproportionate amount of the tax funded medicare program.

Beijing Pollution Increases Blood Clot Risk
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The heavy pollution in Beijing might increase the risk of cardiovascular events in spectators. This warning adds to previous concerns that Olympic competitors have had about the heavily polluted air in Beijing.

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