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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.

Laparoscopic Surgery Better Than Open Gastric Bypass Surgery
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Compared with open gastric bypass surgery, performing the procedure laparoscopically reduces postoperative complications as well as the need for reoperation and is associated with a shorter hospital stay, new research shows. Nevertheless, laparoscopic gastric bypass does incur higher total costs.

Beijing Pollution Increases Blood Clot Risk
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The heavy pollution in Beijing might increase the risk of cardiovascular events in spectators. This warning adds to previous concerns that Olympic competitors have had about the heavily polluted air in Beijing.

Insulin Producing Cells Shown to Regenerate
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
An in vitro (controlled lab environment) experiment has recently concluded that insulin producing pancreatic beta-cells have the ability to regenerate themselves. This could greatly enhance the medical field's understanding of diabetes.

Diabetic Amputation Cause Better Understood
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008
Due to poor blood function and diminished ability to battle infections, limb amputations are a common occurrence in diabetics. Researchers have recently found that a specific blood vessel receptor that results from diabetes might be responsible for these amputations.

Lower Fertility In Men Linked To Diabetes and Obesity
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
It appears that not only the mother's weight plays an important role in conceiving, but the father's as well, as reported at the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on July 9.

Sudden Death More Common in Type 1's Under 40 Years
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Acute complications of diabetes 27%, unnatural deaths 28%, and sudden unexpected deaths 22%, were the predominant causes of death in young individuals with diabetes.

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