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Computer Determines When to Start Diabetes Patients on Statins
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Mayo Clinic have developed a computer model that medical doctors can use to determine the best time to begin using statin therapy in diabetes patients to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

Triglycerides Predict Progression of Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Elevated triglyceride levels are an independent predictor of myelinated fiber density (MFD) loss in patients with mild to moderate diabetic neuropathy, according to a report.

Flaxseed Not Flaxseed Oil Can Reduce Blood Lipids
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Whole flaxseed and flaxseed lignans significantly reduce circulating total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, showing their greatest effect in postmenopausal women and individuals with high initial cholesterol concentrations, according to the results of a published study.

Study Finds Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes -- Improved Long-Term Outlook
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of Type 1 diabetes, concludes a study published in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which updates information about the clinical course of Type 1 diabetes.

Rising Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, In Latin America
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2009
Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide (an estimated 17.7 million deaths, annually), due to increased awareness and better treatment, incidence has actually been decreasing in "developed" countries, such as the United States. Latin America, however, has not seen this CVD regression, and a recent study suggests that rising incidence of high blood pressure might be the reason.

The Versatile Benefits of Red Wine and Component Resveratrol
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Moderate red wine consumption is known to have many benefits, including protection against heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions, and is believed to be the ultimate answer to the “French paradox.” Red wine is a complex chemical mix, with many of its constituents believed to benefit the human body in some form. Polyphenols, especially resveratrol, are believed to be a particularly important component of red wine when considering health benefits, and a recent review has displayed the far-reaching potential for these compounds.

Three New Weight-Loss Drugs Show Benefits for Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Three investigational diet drugs hold promise for preventing and treating diabetes. The findings show that the drugs can help "halt the progression towards Type 2 diabetes.

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Amputation Risk in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Treating Type 2 diabetes patients with a cholesterol-lowering drug called fenofibrate cuts the risk of a first diabetes-related limb amputation by 36%, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

Pharmacists Prove their Worth in Diabetes Management
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Pharmacists show why they need to be part of the “Diabetes Team” and the Ten City Challenge diabetes education program shows that they can also reduce costs ($1,079/patient) as well as reducing A1c levels along with cholesterol and blood pressure.

Children Eating Themselves into an Early Grave
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Children are eating themselves into an early grave with hundreds of thousands of primary school pupils already suffering from chronic disease, a study has found.

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