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Whole Grains Reduce Long-Term Risk of Type 2 Diabetes In Men

Daily consumption of whole grains has been associated in a number of studies with reductions in risk for ischemic stroke, coronary artery disease, and type 2 diabetes.

Gene Trigger For Pancreas Formation Identified

Could pave the way toward limitless supplies of pancreatic cells for transplantation therapy of diabetes.

UB Researcher Observes Strong Statistical Correlation Between Prevalence of Diabetes, Air Pollution

Pollutants may be concentrated in body fat of those who are obese. A dramatic statistical correlation between the prevalence of diabetes and air pollution levels has been demonstrated.

New Findings Change Understanding of Adult Stem Cells

Researchers have found neural stem cells in the peripheral nervous system of adult animals, where they were not believed to exist. The studies show that the intrinsic properties of neural stem cells vary according to the region of the peripheral nervous system in which the cells are located.

Substance Found in Sharks Could Lead to Weight Loss Drug

A substance derived from dogfish sharks suppresses appetite and decreases body weight in rodents, making it a potential new, safe anti-obesity treatment.

Women With PCOS and Their Siblings With Hormone Problems Have Same Gene Defect

Siblings of women with polycystic ovary syndrome have metabolic and hormonal abnormalities that are linked to the same gene defect that causes PCOS, a disorder associated with an increased risk for diabetes.

Consuming More Calories and Fats May Be Associated With A Higher Risk of Alzheimer...

Eating more calories and fats may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer disease in some people, according to an article in the August issue of The Archives of Neurology.

Will A Banana A Day Keep A Stroke Away? Low Potassium Intake May Increase...

People with a low amount of potassium in their diet may have an increased risk of stroke according to a new study.

Hormone Found To Reduce Appetite By A Third

An international team of scientists has discovered a hormone that can significantly decrease the appetite, reducing the amount of food eaten in a day by a third.

Study Finds Strong Link Between Obesity and Risk For Heart Failure

According to a new study, excess body weight is strongly and independently associated with an increased risk of heart failure.

First Annual “Healthy Heroes” Contest Kicks Off

This new event will recognize and honor people with diabetes who are displaying extraordinary courage and heroism in their daily battle with the ubiquitous disease.

Cooking Sweet Corn Boosts its Ability to Fight Cancer and Heart Disease

Hurrah for hominy. Cooking sweet corn, whether you cream it, steam it or keep it on the cob, unleashes beneficial nutrients that can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer.

Obesity Might Play Part in Increasing Breast Cancer Rates Among Hispanics. Study Links Body...

Hispanic women have been known to run a lower risk of developing breast cancer than most other women, but their breast cancer rates are climbing-and increasing obesity is one factor that might be to blame.

Kids Need Repeated Messages, Support On Healthy Eating

Middle schoolers exposed to an intensive campaign urging them to eat more fruits and vegetables actually did so, but not enough to improve their overall eating patterns.

Babies Fond of Salt Have Higher Blood Pressure, a Grandparent with Hypertension

Within three days of birth some babies exhibit a unique response to salty taste – and the response is strongest in babies who have at least one grandparent with a history of hypertension.

Researchers Identify Pathway That Helps Keep Weight in Check

A study offers a new explanation for how the brain makes adjustments to the body's metabolic rate to prevent extra calories from turning into extra pounds.

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