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Rotavirus Might Accelerate Type 1 Diabetes Development
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
A recent study out of Australia has found a connection between the common childhood infection, rotavirus, and the onset and progression of type 1 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk of Future Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
Women with gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life concludes a recent study. This finding should lead to more extensive preventative measures for these high risk women.

How Fructose Is Linked To Fat Build-up
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Fat build-up from fructose consumption may be greater than what occurs when we eat other types of sugars, such as glucose and sucrose, according to a new study. One of the reasons people on low-carbohydrate diets may lose weight is that they reduce their intake of fructose, a type of sugar that can be made into body fat quickly.

Two Studies Shows Lifestyle Can Alter Gene Activity and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Researchers found that lifestyle factors, such as lack of exercise, can change the activity of genes involved in insulin resistance. And also that environment contributes more than heredity to the development of insulin resistance.

Endos Issue Consensus Statement on Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It is good to see that there is more concern for those at risk for diabetes. The treatment of pre-diabetes requires intensive lifestyle modification and the use of metformin and acarbose for controlling glycemia for high-risk patients, declared a consensus statement issued by the American College of Endocrinology task force.

Immune System Overreaction Reason for Severe Viral Infection Symptoms in Smokers
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008
Several viral infections demonstrate more severe symptoms in smokers than non-smokers. The mechanism by which this occurs appears to have been found in a recent study. Influenza (flu), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were of primary focus in the study.

Elderly Obesity Costly for Everyone
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2008
Obese elderly individuals are not only doing harm to their own health, but to the financial health of every tax paying American citizen. According to a recent study, the health care costs for obese elderly individuals are substantially higher than those of normal weight, accounting for a disproportionate amount of the tax funded medicare program.

Soy Reduces Sperm Count
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2008
The effect of phytoestrogens on men has been a topic of some debate in recent years. Many believe soy products to be a healthy source of protein for both sexes, while others think phytoestrogens can harm the health of men. A recent study has shown that men eating large amounts of soy, which contain phytoestrogens, have lower sperm counts.


Endurance Exercises Make the Heart Younger
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2008
Elderly individuals who perform endurance exercises strengthen their hearts and increase their longevity, according to a recent study.

Alpha-Linolenic Acid Reduces Risk of Nonfatal MI
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The consumption of a diet containing vegetable oils rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with significant reductions in the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), a new study has shown.

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