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Study: Leptin Has Powerful Effect on Reward Center in the Brain
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite by acting in the mid-brain region as well as in the hypothalamus, according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Neuron.

Study: Food or its Expectation Sparks Brain's Hunger Centers
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The concept of whetting the appetite by serving hors d'oeuvres before a meal may have a solid scientific basis, according to a new report in the October issue of the journal Cell Metabolism.

Breast-Feeding Protects Against Obesity in Children of Diabetic, Overweight Mothers
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Breast-feeding is inversely associated with the risk of childhood obesity regardless of maternal diabetes status or weight status.

Study: Genes and Diet Linked to Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and colleagues have found another link among genes, heart disease and diet.

EASD Recommends Earlier Insulin Therapy, Don’t Wait 4-6 years!
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
A Consensus Report launched at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is calling for urgent action to drastically improve the management of diabetes, particularly urging the increased acceptance of insulin. All patients with Type 2 diabetes, if they live long enough will require insulin.

Study Shows Leptin Combats Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
University of Florida researchers have discovered the appetite-controlling hormone leptin could also combat type 2 diabetes as more Americans pack on extra pounds.

Don’t Supersize: NIH Study Shows Eating French Fries Increases Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
84,555 registered female nurses were followed up for 20 years and they found that eating potatoes, especially french fries, is associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. See McDonald’s answer to the results.

Dream Study Results Positive, but LifeStyle Intervention Better
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
With less side effects then in the Dream Study and a much lower cost, study shows weight loss is the key factor in reducing diabetes risk for high-risk, overweight individuals.

Overweight Youths Should be Treated for Obesity Much Earlier to Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Watchful waiting when faced with overweight preschoolers and elementary school children is poor pediatric practice.

Leading US Hospitals Serving Fast Food Sends Mixed Message
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
It is deplorable for a doctor to lecture a patient on taking more careful precautions against heart disease, while there is McDonald's in the hospital's lobby serving a fried-food lunch."

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