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Risk of Stroke Doubles if Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

Individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are at double the risk of having a stroke compared to those without diabetes, according to new research.

Portion-Control Dishes May Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

A plate and cereal bowl with markers for proper portion sizes appear to help obese patients with diabetes lose weight and decrease their use of glucose-controlling medications.

Cord Blood May Preserve Insulin Levels in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Umbilical cord blood may safely preserve insulin production in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Among Youth in U.S., Whites Have Highest Incidence of Diabetes

Non-Hispanic white youth have the highest rate of diabetes of all racial/ethnic groups for children in the U.S., with type 1 being the predominant kind of diabetes among youth.

Type 1 Diabetes and Heart Disease: Heavier May Mean Healthier

Researchers have found that more fat may have some advantages, at least for people, particularly women, who have type 1 diabetes.

Study Estimates 15,000 Children and Teens Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Annually

Approximately 15,000 children and adolescents in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and about 3,700 youth are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes annually.

Weight Management Program Improves Body Fat Levels, Diabetes Risk Factors for Overweight Children

Children who participated in a family-based weight management program designed for inner-city minority children had better outcomes regarding weight gain, body fat, body mass index (BMI) and insulin sensitivity compared to children who received traditional weight counseling in a clinic.

Donated Embryos Could Result in More Than 2,000 Embryonic Stem Cell Lines

In a survey of more than one thousand infertility patients with frozen embryos, 60 percent of patients report that they are likely to donate their embryos to stem cell research.

Focus on Exercise Alone Makes Greater Improvement Than Diet and Medicine in People with...

Diabetes is often called a lifestyle disease, and now a new study verifies that a lifestyle change brings strong improvements.

Women with Diabetes Left Behind in Drop in Death Rates

Death rates for men with diabetes fell steeply, but rates for women with diabetes did not change.

Strengthening Exercises May Slow Progression of ALS

Moderate strengthening exercises may help people with early stage ALS maintain function and quality of life longer.

Metabolic Syndrome Points to Heart Health

Typified by high blood pressure, weight gain around the waist and problems regulating blood sugar, metabolic syndrome may also be associated with compromised heart structure and function.

It’s Safe for Obese Moms-to-Be to Lose Weight During Pregnancy

Research finds doctors should encourage most overweight women to diet and exercise during pregnancy.

Drug Protects Against Diabetes and Atherosclerosis

Blocking a single protein with an experimental drug prevented and treated both type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis in laboratory mice that had been fed unhealthy diets and were genetically predisposed to these common killers.

Loss of Stem Cells Correlates with Premature Aging in Animal Study

Researchers found that deleting a gene important in embryo development leads to premature aging and loss of stem cell reservoirs in adult mice. This gene, ATR, is essential for the body's response to damaged DNA.

Calorie Density Key to Losing Weight

Eating smart, not eating less, may be the key to losing weight. A year-long clinical trial by Penn State researchers shows that diets focusing on foods that are low in calorie density can promote healthy weight loss while helping people to control hunger.

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