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Physical Activity Shrinks Abdominal Fat Cells
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Physical activity may be especially helpful in reducing the size of fat cells around the waistline -- more so than diet alone. That's important, because fat specifically in the abdomen has been linked to the risk of heart disease and diabetes.


`Mr. Diabetes®' Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Walking down Commonwealth Avenue, on approximately the 7,500th mile of his perimeter walk around the United States, Andy ``Mr. Diabetes®" Mandell spotted his latest target.

``Hi, may I talk to you for a minute?" Mandell asked the young man walking toward him. ``Do you know anyone with diabetes?"

Diabetes Prevalence Outstrips National Growth Rate and More
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a 50% increase in the prevalence of diabetes from 1997 to 2004.

Walking Makes a Difference in Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
How much walking is needed to produce the best effects for controlling Type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes Tied to Enlarged Prostate
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Researchers report that, BPH, or benign prostate hyperplasia, is a common condition in older men, but the risk of developing the condition seems to be increased by obesity and high blood sugar levels.

Vegan Diet Reverses Diabetes Symptoms
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
People who ate a low-fat vegan diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard American Diabetes Association diet.

1 In 5 Youth With Diabetes Has Heart Risk
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Overall roughly 20 percent of young people with diabetes (92% in those with type 2 and 14% in those with type 1) experience at least two additional cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study.

Usefulness of BMI is Suspect
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Other techniques that measure how the weight is distributed on the body are thought to provide a better way to assess risk.

Diabetes Rates Increasing Again in US
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Adults in the United States have increasingly become overweight or obese in recent years, according to a national survey conducted for Indiana University dispelling the notion of a plateau and injecting a note of urgency into efforts to help Americans achieve a healthier weight. The study, found increasing rates of diabetes among U.S. adults and more direct links between excess weight and serious health conditions.

Study Shows Just How Effective Exercise is as a Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body's sensitivity to insulin and decreases blood lipids (fats) while also helping to burn body fat.



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