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Unhealthy Foods Become Less Popular with Increasing Costs -- JAMA
Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010
Adults tend to eat less pizza and drink less soda as the price of these items increases, and their body weight and overall calorie intake also appear to decrease, according to a new report.

Birthplace Weighs Heavily on Immigrant Weight and Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Where a US immigrant was born could play a significant role in how many pounds they pack on after arriving in America, according to a new study.

Low-Carb Diet May Increase Bad Cholesterol Levels
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Cutting down on carbs may help people lose weight, but it may not be so good for lowering cholesterol, new research shows.

Unfit at 20, Diabetes at 40
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Twenty-somethings who aren't physically fit may be at an increased risk of developing diabetes in middle age, researchers said.

Lasting Benefit Seen for Lifestyle Changes, Metformin in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
For people at risk for Type 2 diabetes, a combination of diet, exercise and, to a lesser extent, treatment with metformin can help keep the disease at bay for 10 years, researchers said.

Diabetes Tied to Poor Impulse Control
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes were significantly more likely to show poor impulse control in psychological testing than healthy people, researchers said. The findings could help explain why diabetic patients find it difficult to make the recommended lifestyle adjustments such as avoiding high-fat foods and maintaining daily exercise.

Metformin Decreases BMI in Pre-Diabetic Adolescents
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Metformin XR (extended release formulation) appears to cause a decrease in body mass index (BMI) in non-diabetic obese adolescents when combined with a lifestyle intervention program.

Normal Glucose Greater than 85mg/dL in Kids Predicts Diabetes Later
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Increases in fasting plasma glucose during childhood -- even though levels remain in the normal range 85-100mg/dL.) -- can predict adult prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes later in life, a retrospective cohort study showed.

Preventing Diabetes for Ten Years Plus
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Ten-year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study.

Overeating Destroys Normal Metabolism and Sets Stage for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Overeating triggers a molecule once considered to be only involved in detecting and fighting viruses to also destroy normal metabolism, leading to insulin resistance and setting the stage for diabetes.

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