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Improving Physical Fitness, Insulin Sensitivity May Help Latino Children at Risk for Type 2...

Reducing insulin resistance and boosting the fitness of overweight Latino children at high risk for type 2 diabetes will be crucial in efforts to protect them from diabetes and heart disease, according to investigators.

New Protein Provides Clue to Diabetes

Scientists say they've found a protein that plays an essential role in regulating a cell's ability to absorb glucose.

Study Shows Joslin’s ‘Care Ambassador’ Program Helps Kids With Diabetes Better Manage the Disease

Study shows that adding a case manager to keep in touch with children and the family between medical visits can make a significant difference in helping the child and the family control blood sugar levels.

Preliminary Study Finds Adult Stem Cells From Blood Can Repair Heart

Based on promising animal data, researchers say that cells taken from a patient's own blood may one day be able to repair heart tissue that has been damaged.

Study Reports Gastric Bypass Surgery Resolves or Improves Diabetes in Most Patients

A study of obese people with type 2 diabetes who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery (LGBP) found that 83 percent of them experienced a resolution of their disease.

No Link Between Fat and Stroke Risk, Northwestern Researcher Finds

Unlike its scientifically established relationship to heart disease, dietary fat does not seem to be associated with risk for stroke according to an article in British Medical Journal.

Air Pollution May Increase Stroke Risk

High pollution levels may make people more susceptible to stroke, according to a report Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Stanford Computer Model Shows Bypass Surgery More Cost-Effective Than Stents

Researchers have developed a computer model showing that bypass surgery is more cost-effective in the long run than stents in patients with two or more blocked coronary arteries.

Docs Don’t Follow Guidelines for Women’s Heart Care

Women often miss out on cholesterol screening and nutrition counseling because their physicians do a poor job of following the recommended guidelines for cardiovascular care in women, according to a recent study.

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