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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.

Black Raspberries Help Prevent Throat Cancer
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009
A recent study has found that certain chemical compounds found within black raspberries help prevent the growth of cancerous cells within the esophagus of rats.

Breast Cancer More Likely in Post-Menopausal Women With High Insulin Levels
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009
Obesity is known to increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but the reason for this has remained greatly unknown. A recent study has found that in postmenopausal women, high insulin levels greatly increased breast cancer incidence, and it's speculated that obesity might be a leading contributor to high insulin levels.

Cardiovascular Mortality Equally Likely for Diabetics as for CVD Patients
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been closely linked in several respects, but little solid quantification of the risk diabetes poses to cardiovascular mortality has been achieved. A recent study has made a profound discovery, that in the long-term, mortality due to cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes), is equally likely for diabetics with no previous cardiovascular disease history, as it is for individuals with known cardiovascular disease (and non-diabetic). The study was conducted solely on males, but the results are suspected to extend to both sexes.

Periodontal Maintenance Improves Diabetic Health
Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009
For diabetic adults who also have gum disease, being diligent with cleanings and other gum disease procedures, might significantly reduce risks and medical costs associated with diabetes.

Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Elderly Brain Activity
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, both in diabetics and non-diabetics, plays a significant role in "cognitive aging," according to a Columbia University study. The researchers found that mental events in elderly individuals, such as the famed "senior moment," are associated in many cases with irregular blood sugar levels, and could potentially be avoided with proper exercise.

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.

Protein Responds to Fat, But Not in Fat People
Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
A protein produced in the liver has been found to appear in direct response to the consumption of fatty foods, preparing the body for the fats arrival. The same study showed, however, that obese individuals often lack normal levels of this protein, suggesting that the discovery of this protein's mechanism could lead to novel ways for treating the well-documented obesity epidemic.

Vitamin K Combats Insulin Resistance in Elderly Men
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008
A recent study has demonstrated that vitamin K slows the progression of insulin resistance in elderly men, but has little effect on elderly women.

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