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More Whole-Grain Awareness Needed in School Cafeterias
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
A large reason for high and rising rates child obesity is that children often consume unbalanced diets, packed with empty calories. One example of this is that children consume very few whole-grain products, especially with their school lunches, a fact that many in the nutritional and pediatric fields hope to change. Unfortunately, according to a recent study, those involved in student lunch programs, such as cafeteria workers and “food-service directors”, know little more about the benefits of whole-grain products than the fat children do.

Samurai Karate Studio Announces Participation in Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project™ (MADDCAP™)
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
Samurai Karate Studio is pleased to announce their participation in a new martial art's program, called MADDCAP, or Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes Community Action Project. According to Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for SKS, this new program will be part of the curriculum that SKS teaches that will include information about the disease, the risk factors, warning signs, complications and ways to prevent the disease through attention to nutrition and exercise.

Low-Fat Chocolate Milk Aids Muscle Recovery
Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009
Low-fat chocolate milk appears to be more effective for muscle recovery than popular high-carbohydrate post-workout drinks, according to a recent study conducted on male college soccer players.

Exenatide Improves Beta-Cell Function Compared with Insulin Glargine
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Over a 1-year period, treatment with exenatide improved beta-cell function significantly more, and led to greater weight loss, than did insulin glargine, in a study of patients with Type 2 diabetes who had previously been treated with metformin.

Obesity Counseling Requires Sensitivity to Patient Perceptions
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Primary care physicians who counsel their African American patients about obesity should remain sensitive to the perceptions of their patients, according to a new report.

Bariatric Surgery Patient Database Exceeding 120,000
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
With more than 120,000 patients having a bariatric surgery procedure, we now have a database that can help in determining which patients would benefit from the different forms of bariatric surgery.

Walnuts Found to Benefit Diabetes Control
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A new study has found that keeping the diet for Type 2 diabetes under control gets a lot of help from including daily amounts of foods with the right kind of fats such as walnuts.

The US Obesity Epidemic is Due Solely to Increased Food Intake
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The amount of food Americans eat has been increasing since the 1970s, and that alone is the cause of the obesity epidemic in the US today [1]. Physical activity--or the lack thereof--has played virtually no role in the rising number of expanding American waistlines, according to recent research.

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.

Intensive Medical Intervention Successful in Primary Care Setting for Obese Patients
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Patients with extreme obesity achieved 8.3% weight loss after 2 years of intensive medical intervention compared with 0.5% in a control group, according to new research.

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