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Study Will Test Ways to Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Adults with Type...

A major new study will test the best approaches to lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Baby and Coated Aspirin May Not Reduce Risk of Stroke

The majority of patients who take baby or coated aspirin to prevent strokes are not getting the blood-thinning results they may need to help avoid these health threats.

Case Against Fad Diets for Weight Loss

Opposition to any weight loss approach that fails to take into account overall health considerations.

Task Force Issues Two Recommendations on Screening for Diabetes in Adults and Pregnant Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that adults with high blood pressure or high cholesterol be screened for Type 2 diabetes.

Researchers Find Promising Drug For Preventing Serious Complications of Diabetes

Researchers have shown that a drug can simultaneously block three of the major biochemical pathways responsible for the blood-vessel damage that causes serious diabetic complications.

Researchers Focus On Diagnosing Eye Disease Using Adaptive Optics

A new optics technology may allow doctors to focus in on earlier diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as diabetes and glaucoma.

Lower Blood Pressure Decreases Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics With Clogged Leg Arteries

Lowering blood pressure can reduce heart attacks and other cardiovascular events in people with diabetes who also have clogged leg arteries.

Are Growing Portion Sizes Leading to Expanding Waistlines?

If you think food manufacturers are skimping on portion sizes, think again.

Normal Weight Elderly Still May Be At Risk For Developing Diabetes, According To Pittsburgh...

Elderly men and women with normal body weight still may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if they have large amounts of muscle fat or visceral abdominal fat.

Cultural Values May Explain Low Vaccination Rates For Diabetic Minorities

Minorities with diabetes are less likely to be vaccinated for the flu and pneumonia than whites are - even when they have equal healthcare access, insurance and socioeconomic status.

Hope For Isolating Beta Cells And Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes

Research into the insulin-producing beta cell of the pancreas may offer a key into the development of diabetes mellitus.

Obesity Not A Personal Failing, But A Battle Against Biology?

Obesity cannot be easily explained as simply a breakdown in willpower.

Stanford Researcher Studies Newly Discovered ‘Good’ Cholesterol Gene

Study could lead to new therapies for heart disease.

Call to Action: White House Urging Cuts In Diabetes Funding. Contact Your Members of...

Diabetes funding is in jeopardy. We urge all of our readers to take a minute to make their collective voices heard.

Vitamins C and E May Enhance Effectiveness of Insulin for Diabetes

Adding antioxidants to therapy improves drug's ability to reduce blood sugar.

Fat That May Benefit Diabetics Reduces Weight, Blood Sugar

Supplementing the diet with a certain fatty acid may lead to better weight control and disease management in diabetics.

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