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For Those Who Smoke Young…Insulin Resistance and Diabetes?

Young people are unaware that cigarette use has been linked to insulin resistance and insulin-dependent glucose metabolism.

Fruits and Vegetables Overlooked by Healing Heart Patients

Even after a heart attack or bypass operation, some cardiac patients say no to beneficial fruits and vegetables as well as obviously harmful dietary fat.

Expert Warns Children May Lead Shorter Lives Than Their Parents Because of Obesity

A new book warns that today's children might be the first generation in modern history to live shorter lives than their parents because of poor diet.

Food Portions May Explain the ‘French Paradox’ of Rich Foods and a Thin Population

Perplexing disconnect between France's rich cuisine and slender population can be explained in part by portions that are significantly smaller than those in America.

Ketogenic Diet Raises Cholesterol and Lipid Levels in Children

Researchers report that the rigorously high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet known as the ketogenic diet significantly raised children's cholesterol and levels of lipids and lipoproteins in the blood.

People Over 40 Need Frequent Exercise to Prevent or Treat Type 2 Diabetes

People over 40 who use aerobic exercise to prevent or control diabetes need not only regular, but frequent, exercise if they are to realize its potential benefits.

Product Used to Lower Cholesterol Works No Better Than Placebo

A natural extract often favored by health-conscious Americans as an alternative to manufactured drugs in lowering cholesterol has turned out to be no more effective than a placebo.

Lengthening Achilles Tendon Reduces Recurrence of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Study demonstrates procedure to lengthen the Achilles tendons of diabetics reduces risk of ulcer recurrence.

Junk Food, Snacks and All-You-Can-Eat Make Freshman 15 a Reality

College freshmen beware - the freshman 15, the eating binge long speculated to pile on 15 pounds during the first year of college, could be real according to a new study by a Cornell University professor.

New Protein May Play a Role in Obesity

Study identifies a new receptor protein present on fat cells that may play a role in fat metabolism and have implications for the many individuals suffering from obesity.

Diet As Good as Drug for Lowering Cholesterol, Says Study

Researchers shown that a vegetarian diet composed of specific plant foods can lower cholesterol as effectively as a drug treatment.

Cell Model Could Provide Clues to Causes, Cures for Diabetes

researchers have identified a potential model system for elucidating the stages of normal pancreatic development, as well as for developing a much-needed source of insulin-producing cells.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to a Family of Metabolic Genes

An ambitious and exhaustive genetic study has pinpointed a group of genes that are involved in type 2 diabetes and shows that the activity of these genes changes even before overt diabetes develops.

Drivers with Type-1 Diabetes Report Increased Incidence of Car Crashes

Drivers with type-1 diabetes reported higher numbers of driving mishaps according to a multi-center study.

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