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"FATNESS VERSUS FITNESS" -- The Final Word
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Study Finds Fitness Level, Not Body Fat, May Be Stronger Predictor of Longevity for Older Adults. Death rates for those with higher fitness were less than half of rates for those who were unfit.

Depression Treatment Reduces Mortality by Half in Older Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Older depressed patients with diabetes who receive additional intervention for their depression are half as likely to die within 5 years as similar patients who not provided this intervention.

Insulin and Not Metformin is Linked to Higher Rate of Fractures
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Insulin-sensitizing treatment with metformin is not associated with a higher incidence of bone fractures, but current treatment with insulin increases the risk for fractures, according to the results of a nested case-control study.

Mismatch Treatments for Prostate Cancer Often Avoidable
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007
Preexisting sexual, urinary and bowel dysfunction can potentially hinder the effectiveness of prostate cancer treatment, and can often exacerbate these problems.

Diabetics Prone To Unsafe Driving Choices
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Drivers with diabetes who have trouble telling when their blood sugar is low may get behind the wheel when they shouldn't, a small study suggests.

Instant Messaging Improves Diabetes Control
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
If this study is true, then doctors should be setting up a program to start messaging patients to improve their control. An automated instant messaging service can help people with diabetes manage their disease more effectively, researchers report.

The Obesity Paradox -- Fatter is Better for Hypertensive CAD Patients?
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
New study findings -The obesity paradox -- an unexpected decrease in morbidity and mortality with increasing BMI, which has been described in patients with heart failure and those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention -- exists in patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease (CAD) as well.

Any Level of Albuminuria Signals Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Albuminuria, even in low levels within the "normal" range, is an independent predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, a new analysis of the PEACE trial shows.

63% Of Diabetics Risk Serious Foot Problems By Wearing Wrong Sized Shoes
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Only one in three adults with diabetes wears shoes that fit properly, exposing themselves to serious foot problems that could lead to amputation, a new British study shows. The researchers measured the feet and shoes of 100 adults with diabetes at a diabetes clinic.

Intensive Diabetes Therapy Reduces Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Compared to conventional treatment, intensive treatment of diabetes is associated with a reduced rate of peripheral arterial calcification, according to researchers.

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