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Diabetics Can Choose Their Energy-Restricted Diets
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009
For people with type 2 diabetes, diets high in either monounsaturated fatty acids or carbohydrates are good -- as long as the calories they contain are limited.

Obese and Diabetic Individuals Produce High Levels of Muscle Blocking Protein
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009
A recent study has found that there is an additional obstacle in obtaining good health for obese individuals, as well as type 2 diabetics, in that these conditions lead to the production of a certain protein that inhibits muscle growth. This troubling mechanism also appears to be a strong link between pre-diabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes.

Medicare OKs Bariatric Surgery As Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, announced last week a clarification in its policy for Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery as a treatment for certain beneficiaries with type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes.

Which Bariatric Surgery for Which Type 2 Patient? It Matters!
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The 2 major types of bariatric procedures for obese patients — bypass surgery and restrictive surgery — have different effects on gut hormone secretion, and thus on insulin secretion and sensitivity. These effects should be considered when choosing a surgical approach for severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes and when managing their diabetes postsurgery.

Free Public Exercise Programs Could Benefit Many Americans
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Numerous dangerous health conditions are a product of poor nutrition and exercise, but many individuals lack the motivation to change their ways and protect their health. Using a Brazilian model for free public exercise, researchers at Washington University of St. Louis, in conjunction with researchers in Brazil, have recently published a study suggesting that free public exercise programs in the United States could increase the activity levels and health of many individuals.

Worms Might Hold Secret to Weight Loss
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008
Obesity is an incredibly serious global problem, being linked to numerous deadly diseases, including diabetes. Awareness campaigns, novel treatments, fad and medically accepted diets, and more, have all tried to curtail the obesity epidemic. According to McGill researchers, however, the key to fighting obesity might be inside of some special worms.

Brain Enzyme Helps Control Food Regulation
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008
A hypothalamus based enzyme has recently been shown to be "nutrient sensitive." Researchers found that the enzyme SK6, when highly active, helps control appetite and weight gain.

Lower Carbs Leads to Diminished Brain Function
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008
A new study out of Tufts University has uncovered a major drawback to "low-carb diets," which have garnered a large contingency over the past decade. The study revealed that low-carb diets induce decreased cognitive ability, especially memory.

Fatty Liver More Risky than Apple Shape
Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008
It's long been accepted that overweight individuals with higher proportions of fat in the gut, as apposed to the lower body, are more at risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. A new study has found, however, that excess liver fat is the most indicative of future health risks, with outer fat proportions taking a back-seat in riskiness.

Cherries Reduce Body Fat, Might Prevent Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tart cherries might start to play a role in heart disease prevention, based on recent research further supporting their abilities. Consuming tart cherries was observed to reduce body fat, one of the leading risk factors for heart disease.

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