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Testosterone Levels Low in Young Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008
Young men with type 2 diabetes exhibit low testosterone levels, according to a recent study. In addition to sexual dysfunction and infertility, low testosterone during youth can inhibit growth and increase risk of obesity.

Scientists Identify A Protein That Promotes The Burning Of Body Fat
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
When given to mice the protein increases the production of brown fat cells which burn calories. The discovery could lead to the development of new therapies for tackling obesity.

Heart Disease Soars To 90% With Obesity, Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
People who are both obese and have diabetes are highly likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, a new study shows.

MSG Use Linked to Obesity
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
People who use monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are more likely than people who don�t use it to be overweight or obese even though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie intake, according to a study published this month in the journal Obesity.

Carbs and Sugars Cause Brain Cell Deterioration and Weight Gain
Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008
Weight gain with age is a common occurrence for many. This is often attributed to decreased activity and slowed metabolism, but recent research has revealed that appetite control cells within the brain deteriorate with age, making overeating more likely.

Heart Disease Risk Soars 80% With Obesity And Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
People who are both obese and have diabetes are highly likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, a new study shows.

Obese Hispanic Children at Very High Risk for Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008
Hispanics are one of the highest risk ethnic groups for developing type 2 diabetes, and a large proportion of overweight children might be a main reason why. A recent study has shown that overweight Hispanic children are at an extremely high risk for having pre-diabetes, which leads to increased risk of adult-onset diabetes.

Prompt Weight Loss Better Controls Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Keeping body weight down is known to help manage and prevent diabetes, but a recent study has shown that losing weight soon after diabetes diagnosis greatly helps limit the progression of the disease. This positive effect was seen even if weight was regained later on.

Exercise Pill Offers Fitness Without Effort
Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008
Is this the magic pill we have all been waiting for? Can you enjoy the benefits of exercise without the pain of exertion? Forget treadmills and spin classes? The answer may one day be yes just take a pill that tricks the muscles into thinking they have been working out furiously.

Exercise Needed to Maintain Weight Loss in Overweight Women
Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008
In addition to limiting energy intake, overweight and obese women may need to exercise 55 minutes a day, 5 days per week, to sustain a weight loss of 10% during 2 years, according to the results of a study.

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