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Stress Management Can Help Control Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who incorporate stress management techniques into their routine care can significantly reduce their average blood glucose levels, according to a new study.

Study Finds DASH Diet And Reduced Sodium Lowers Blood Pressure For All

The DASH diet plus reduced dietary sodium lowers blood pressure for all persons, according to the first detailed subgroup analysis of the DASH study results.

Fighting The Battle Of The Bulge In Children

A parent who encourages a preschool child to clean his plate before leaving the table or before getting dessert may be contributing to a problem that has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States-obesity among preschool children.

Diets High in Red Meat Linked to Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

Dietary factors are recognized as contributing to the development of stomach and esophagus cancers.

Researchers Identify Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers identify how leptin may result in the development of drugs to help manage obesity and diabetes.

Simple Blood Test In Doctor’s Office Could Detect New Cases of Diabetes

A new study indicates that performing diabetes tests on people visiting the doctor for other health concerns may be a helpful and cost-effective screening strategy.

Being Sedentary, Such as Watching a Lot of TV, Increases the Risk for Diabetes:...

sedentary lifestyle, as indicated by time spent watching television, is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes; and greater physical activity is associated with a reduced risk, according to an article in the June 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a member of the JAMA family of journals.

High Blood Pressure Common, Undertreated in Diabetes

High blood pressure affects 71 percent of people with diabetes but few of them receive adequate treatment to achieve recommended levels, according to a new study.

Infection Cited As A Direct Link To Artery Thickening

A person’s risk of dying from heart disease may be predicted by the number of infectious agents present in the blood, according to a report in today’s Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Blood Pressure Medications Not Equal, Researchers Say

A blood pressure medicine's success at lowering pressure shouldn't be the only measure of its effectiveness, say researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues in an editorial in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine.

Access to Healthy Foods Limited In Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier neighborhoods have more than three times as many supermarkets as poor neighborhoods, limiting access for many people to the basic elements of a healthy diet, according to a new study.

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