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Poverty a Leading Cause of Type 2 Diabetes, Studies Say
Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010
New research has shown that it's not just about the lack of physical activity and a family history of diabetes that are the top risks. Earning less than $15,000 per year doubles the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Beta-Cells Stop Replicating after Age 30
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
A new study has revealed that beta cells-responsible for making insulin in the human body do not replicate after the age of 30.

High Resting Heart Rate May Shorten Life
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
A direct link between heart rate at rest and risk of death in people with stable heart disease has been found in a study. Heart rates greater than 78 had a 39% increased risk of suffering a major vascular event, a 77% increased risk of cardiovascular disease death, and a 65% increased risk of all-cause death.

Non-Diet Soda Ups Diabetes Risk with or without Weight Gain
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Two sugary drinks a day increases risk as much as smoking for diabetes. Even if it doesn't make you fat, overloading on sugary drinks can still cause metabolic problems like diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis.

Acetaminophen Can Increase Blood Pressure
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
This study demonstrates for the first time that acetaminophen induces a significant increase in ambulatory blood pressure in patients with coronary artery disease.

Peer Support Provides Better Control of Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Pairing people with diabetes who are struggling to control their blood sugar levels with their peers for weekly support sessions could be an effective and inexpensive way to help manage the disease, researchers say.

Low-Dose Aspirin Cuts Colon Cancer Risk
Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The use of long-term low-dose aspirin reduced both the incidence and the mortality associated with colorectal cancer, a 20-year follow-up of randomized trials showed.

Blood Pressure Pills More Effective When Taken at Night
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
New research shows that timing blood pressure medication with a patient's body clock makes it more effective and offers greater protection against the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes. The findings could change the hypertension treatment for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Inhaled Steroids Linked to Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The use of inhaled corticosteroids, whether for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increases the likelihood of diabetes onset and diabetes progression. Current use of inhaled corticosteroids was associated with a significant 34% increase in the rate of diabetes.

CDC: 1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes by 2050
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010
As many as 1 in 3 American adults could have diabetes by the year 2050, according to a new analysis released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control. That would be sharp rise from one in 10 adults now currently living with the disease.

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