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More Muscle Mass Knocks Out Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2011
Having more muscle mass can protect against insulin resistance and prediabetes, no matter overall body size, researchers said.

Preventive Efforts in Type 2 Diabetes Are Cost Effective
Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2011
Preventive treatment with metformin or lifestyle intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes reduced the cost of medical care, including costs for inpatient and outpatient care and prescriptions, compared with placebo.

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011
A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic.

How Important Is Fat Distribution?
Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
In obese individuals, the distribution of adipose tissue both on the body, and in the liver and skeletal muscle is an important predictor of insulin sensitivity.

First Lady, Agriculture Secretary Launch MyPlate Icon as a New Reminder to Help Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices.

A1c of 5.8 Percent in Children a Better Diagnostic Target to Diagnose Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011
Utility of A1c of 6.5% for diagnosing pre-diabetes and diabetes in obese, questioned.

Diet Rich in Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk of Obesity-Related Disease
Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011
A study of Yup'ik Eskimos in Alaska, who on average consume 20 times more omega-3 fats from fish than people in the lower 48 states, suggests that a high intake of these fats helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Is Pioglitazone the Answer in Pre-diabetes?
Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011
A pill taken once a day in the morning prevented Type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Memory Loss in Older People
Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher risk for memory loss.

Just 2000 Steps a Day Keeps Diabetes Risk Away
Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011
Walking not only prevents weight gain in middle age but also helps prevent or delay diabetes.

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