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Caloric Sweetener Use Grows Worldwide; Soft Drinks are Chief Culprit

Use of caloric sweeteners, including sugar, has grown markedly around the world over the past 40 years

Buckwheat May Be Beneficial For Managing Diabetes

Researchers have found new evidence that buckwheat, a grain used in making pancakes and soba noodles, may be beneficial in the management of diabetes.

Regeneration of Insulin-Producing Islets May Lead to Diabetes Cure

Cells from an unexpected source, the spleen, appear to develop into insulin-producing pancreatic islet cells in adult animals.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption After Meals Can Decrease Levels of Insulin

New research shows that drinking a moderate amount of white wine on its own after a meal can cause levels of insulin to drop almost immediately.

Molecular First Steps to Adult Diabetes Found

A study has identified the first molecular steps that can lead to adult diabetes.

Simple Tests Could Signal and Prevent Heart Disease in Women

A few safe and simple tests could identify and possibly prevent coronary heart disease in middle-aged women.

Data Suggest Diabetics Have Worsening Symptoms Prior to Acute Cardiac Event

People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease due to a variety of risk factors.

Study: Diabetes Management Improves When Patients, Doctors Agree on Treatment Goals

People with diabetes who agree with their physician's treatment goals and strategies were more likely to be successful at managing their condition.

Role in Type 1 Diabetes Provides Clue for Researchers Who Discovered Obesity Gene

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.

Exercise, Not Diet, May Be Best Defense Against Heart Disease

Despite widespread attention to diet, calorie intake may not be a major factor in causing death by heart disease.

Natural Protein Analog May Fix Insulin-Making Cells Isolated From Pancreas

Researchers found that GLP-1 lowered blood sugar and increased insulin production in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Healthy Hearts Predict Healthy Old Age, Says Study

Taking steps to prevent heart disease is the best way to ensure a better-than-average, healthy old age, according to researchers.

Researchers Home in on Obesity Gene and Offer Explanation for Overeating

Researchers have identified the role of``a gene which may explain why some people overeat and become obese.

Study Overcomes Stroke Care’s Biggest Travesty

Only a tiny percentage of stroke victims who could be saved from death or lifelong disability by the quick delivery of emergency therapy actually get the right treatment in time.

Study Shows That Overweight Kids are More Likely to Have Behavior Problems

Researchers report that they have found a clear link between childhood obesity and behavior problems.

Role in Type 1 Diabetes Provides Clue for Researchers Who Discovered ‘Obesity Gene’

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.

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