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Insulin Response To Some Energy Bars Is Out Of Balance

A new study reports that energy bars with low or moderate levels of carbohydrates may actually not help dieters lose weight as they promise to do.

APOE Genotype Identified As Risk Factor for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

A cross-sectional study has convinced some researchers that the APOE genotype is a risk factor for diabetic neuropathy severity equal to having 15 extra years of age or diabetes duration.

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Are A Source Of Insulin-Producing Cells

In a finding that may open a new avenue to treating diabetes, researchers show that cells from the bone marrow give rise to insulin-producing cells in the pancreas of mice.

New Biological Sensors for Detecting Blood Glucose Developed

Research conducted by scientists has paved the way for development``of highly efficient sensors for measuring blood glucose in diabetic``patients.

Hospital Report Cards Get Mostly Failing Grades

Most hospital report cards created by employer groups do not improve quality care, according to a new report. Was your hospital included in the study?

Heart Disease Carries Highest Medical Price Tag

Heart disease ranked as the most expensive medical condition according to a new study.

ADA Says Medicaid Cuts Proposed By Bush Administration Threaten The Lives of People Living...

The ADA sent a letter to express reservations with proposed Medicaid reforms put forward by President George W. Bush.

Three Senators Introduce Access to Diabetes Screening Services Act of 2003

Senators introduced important legislation that would allow the Medicare program to cover certain tests and screening services.

Organic and Sustainable Foods Linked to Reduced Risk of Some Cancers and Heart Disease

Organically or sustainably grown berries and corn contain up to 58 percent more polyphenolics, natural antioxidants that are a natural defense for plants and may be good for our health.

Fast Food and the Tube: A Combo for Heart Disease Risk

Researchers found that eating``fast food meals more than twice a week was associated with``double the risk of abnormal glucose control and a 50 percent``increase in the risk of obesity.

Working Class People Feel Greater Blood Pressure Effects From Stress

Mental stress causes a rise in blood pressure that lasts longer in lower-class workers than upper-class workers, leading to a greater risk of heart disease or stroke.

Study of Diabetic Veterans Details Frequency of Health Care Needs

A study of 33,481 diabetic veterans suggests that many of these individuals carry an extremely heavy burden of other diseases.

Researchers Uncover Age Discrimination in Secretory Cells, May Play a Role in Progression of...

Finding sheds light on the basic science of vesicle processing,``and has some potential clinical implications.

Short Thighs Linked to Greater Likelihood of Diabetes

People with short upper legs are more likely to have glucose intolerance or diabetes, researchers have reported.

Less Fit Teens More Likely to Have Precursor to Diabetes

A child who is overweight and unfit may already be on the road to developing insulin resistance, an early sign of diabetes, researchers have reported.

Eating Breakfast May Reduce Risk of Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease

People who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be obese and diabetic than those who usually don't, according to researchers.

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