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Children in Lower Socio-Economic Backgrounds at High Risk for Type-2 Diabetes

Lower socioeconomic children are at high risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes.

High Carbohydrate Diet Led to Changes in Islet Cells, Overproduction of Insulin

Consuming a milk formula high in carbohydrates during the critical early weeks of postnatal life causes permanent changes in pancreatic islets and leads to overproduction of insulin and development of obesity in adulthood.

Study Documents Hypertension Association with Obesity and Heavy Alcohol Consumption

Race and ethnicity, age, obesity, and heavy alcohol consumption are strongly associated with hypertension in both men and women over the age of 40.

Declining Physical Activity Levels Are Associated With Increasing Obesity

The recent worldwide increase in obesity has been attributed to environmental factors such as more sedentary lifestyles and excessive food intake.

High-Intensity Physical Training Improves Cardiovascular Fitness in Obese Adolescents

After school lifestyle education and physical training programs can benefit obese children and adolescents by altering their body compositions and providing primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Dutch Study Links Tea Drinking to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Tea is a rich source of dietary flavonoids, which have been shown to have a protective effect against ischemic heart disease through their antioxidant properties.

How the Male Beer-Gut May Be a Red Flag for Cardiovascular Disease and Other...

Obesity can cause a wide range of cardiovascular disease risks, some of which can be attributed to the various differences in regional body fat distribution among individuals. a Study of sedentary men across a range of obesity levels links lower cardiovagal baroreflex to higher levels of abdominal visceral fat.

Diabetes Tied to Altering of the Heart’s Circadian Clock

A new research study has found that diabetes, the cause of numerous heart disorders, likely disrupts the organ's circadian clock. When the heart is out of sync with the rest of the body's 24-cycle, necessary responses may not occur, and heart failure could be the result.

New Evidence that Dietary Soy and Flaxseed Have Positive Effect on Obesity and Diabetes

Researchers are looking for ways to combat obesity and diabetes mellitus. Plant-based, edible compounds are one answer, an animal study finds. Using a genetic model of obesity and diabetes mellitus, researchers have examined the effects of dietary soybean and flaxseed.

Study Documents Outstanding Surgical Outcomes for Diabetes Patients

Contrary to the long-held belief that surgery poses a significant danger to patients with diabetes mellitus, a 10-year study of more than 6,500 patients has shown a mortality rate of only 1 percent among diabetes patients undergoing major vascular operations.

Researchers Identify Protein That Overcomes Leptin Resistance

The identification of a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the hormone leptin could help scientists move one step closer to creating a drug therapy to help prevent and treat obesity.

Vitamin C May Help ‘Juice Up’ Metabolism in Older Adults, Offsetting Weight Gain

Study indicates older adults may be able to combat oxidative stress in their cells that may damage tissues and interfere with normal physiological functions by loading up on vitamin C.

Study Suggests Insulin May Have Potential to Prevent Thrombosis Leading to Heart Attack and...

Insulin may interfere with the cascade of reactions that promote clot formation and platelet aggregation in heart-attack patients and may help prevent clot formation and plaque development.

Waist Circumference and Body Mass Index Predict Body Fat and Disease Risk

Overweight and obesity, particularly in the abdominal area, are associated with a variety of health risks, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

High Pulse Pressure Associated With Greater Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

study of dialysis patients indicates that a new way of looking at traditional blood pressure numbers may be important in determining which patients are at highest risk of dying.

JDRF Launches Multimillion-Dollar Center for Islet Transplantation

The need to make islet replacement successful as a viable cure for people with Juvenile Diabetes received a boost with the launch of a new JDRF Center for Islet Transplantation.

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