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Men May Be at Increased Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease When They Have Certain...

Among nearly 45,000 men who were followed up for more than two decades, those with the risk factors of smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes had an associated greater risk of developing PAD.

Crusty Foods May Worsen Cardiovascular Disease Associated with Diabetes

A study suggests avoiding cooking methods that produce the kind of crusty bits you'd find on a grilled hamburger, especially if you have diabetes and know you're at increased risk for cardiovascular disease because of your diagnosis.

Eating More Legumes May Lower Estimated Heart Disease Risk, Improve Glycemic Control

Eating more legumes (such as beans, chickpeas or lentils) as part of a low-glycemic index diet appears to improve glycemic control and reduce estimated coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Study: Healthy Behaviors in Mid-life Increase Odds of Successful Aging Significantly

Engaging in a combination of healthy behaviours, such as not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, exercise, and eating fruits and vegetables daily makes it significantly more likely people will stay healthy as they age.

Daily Sessions of Whole-Body Vibration May Combat Pre-diabetes in Youth

Daily sessions of whole-body vibration may combat prediabetes in adolescents, dramatically reducing inflammation, average blood glucose levels and symptoms such as frequent urination.

New Diabetes Screening Guidelines Released for Canada

The guidelines, based on the latest evidence including a large randomized trial published Oct. 4, 2012, are an update to the 2005 Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care guidelines.

Review: People With Severe Psoriasis Have Nearly Twice the Risk for Diabetes

An analysis of 27 studies linking psoriasis in 314,000 individuals with diabetes has found strong correlation between the scaly skin rash and the blood sugar disorder that predisposes patients to heart disease.

Study: Amish Children Are 2-Times More Physically Active Than Non-Amish Children

Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes.

Recovering T Regulatory Cells in Pancreas May Restore Insulin Production in Diabetics

The key to restoring production of insulin in type I diabetic patients, previously known as juvenile diabetes, may be in recovering the population of protective cells known T regulatory cells in the lymph nodes at the "gates" of the pancreas.

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