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The Magic Pill: A New Drug That Mimics Healthy Lifestyle Effects
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The magic ingredient in wine is being studied to reduce the effects of diabetes and aging.

Merck's New Obesity Drug Cuts Pounds
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
An experimental Merck obesity drug helped patients lose weight and burn up calories, but at higher doses caused psychiatric side effects similar to those that prevented U.S. approval of a similar Sanofi-Aventis drug, researchers said.

ADA's new Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosing, and Treating Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
ADA has issued new practice guidelines for screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions that are known or believed to improve health outcomes of patients with diabetes.

2008 ADA Guidelines for Medical Nutrition Therapy
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
ADA has updated its guidelines regarding medical nutrition therapy (MNT), including the use of low-carbohydrate diets to prevent diabetes, manage existing diabetes, and prevent or slow the rate of development of diabetes complications.

2008 ADA Clinical Recommendations Support Low-Carbohydrate Diets
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
For the first time, ADA has come out in support of low-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes who want to manage their weight. Recommendations cite importance of restricted calorie intake for diabetics wanting to manage their weight.

Rimonabant Improves Glucose Control
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Based on the results of the SERENADE study, showing an improvement in blood glucose control with rimonabant 20mg, the European Commission will endorse the opinion of the European Commission to include it into the label.

Walk, to Prevent or Reverse PreDiabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
For overweight or obese individuals who are physically inactive, brisk walking might be the best exercise prescription for shedding excess pounds and reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.

Waist-to-Hip Circumference More Effective Than BMI to Predict CHD
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
One more recent study is once again suggesting that waist-to-hip ratio is more sensitive than body mass index (BMI) at predicting risk of subsequent coronary disease, in a current on-line edition of Circulation.

Over Weight Kids Put Their Hearts at Risk
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
A new U.S. study finds that by the time today's teens reach middle age, the rate of heart disease could be 16 percent higher because of the extra pounds they are carrying today.

Diabetes Self-Management Course Improves Health
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Researchers found that when adults with type 2 diabetes followed an individually tailored self-management program, they were better able to reduce both their weight and blood pressure, and maintain these benefits over time.

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