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Researchers Suggest Evidence That Alzheimer’s is a Type of Diabetes

Researchers have discovered that insulin and its receptors drop significantly in the brain during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that levels decline progressively as the disease becomes more severe, leading to further evidence that Alzheimer's is a new type of diabetes.

Daily Weighing Helps People Lose Weight, Prevents Gain

People who are trying to either lose weight or avoid gaining do better by weighing themselves daily, according to a new study in the December issue of Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Novartis Nutrition Corporation Issues Nationwide Recall of One Lot of its Diabetisource AC Product

Novartis Nutrition Corporation is recalling 2,712 bottles of an enteral feeding formula which was incorrectly labeled as Diabetisource AC 1.5 Liter bottles lot 2135L.

Mental Stress May Be Another Culprit In Raising Cholesterol Levels In Healthy Adults

There is good evidence to show that stress can increase a person's heart rate, lower the immune system's ability to fight colds and increase certain inflammatory markers but can stress also raise a person's cholesterol? It appears so for some people.

Researchers Find Lack Of Protein In Obese People Is Risk Factor For Kidney, Heart...

Jefferson researchers have found that mice with low levels of the protein hormone adiponectin may also have high levels of a protein called albumin which, in humans, may be a sign of kidney disease.

High-Sugar Diet Pushing Some Latino Kids Toward Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight Latino children who consume lots of sugar-especially in sugary drinks-show signs of beta cell decline, a precursor of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

Increased Duration of Breastfeeding Associated With Decreased Risk of Diabetes

Women who breastfeed longer have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the November 23/30 issue of JAMA.

No Good Evidence That Cholesterol Drugs Lower Melanoma Risk

No clear evidence exists that some widely-prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs can decrease the risk of melanoma, a deadly and malignant skin cancer, according to a new review of recent studies.

Two Landmark Papers on Amputation Prevention in Diabetes Unveiled

Two studies focus on various aspects of diabetic foot care.

Some Foods And Beverages Could Hold Clues For Future Diabetes Treatment

Following a doctor's advice on how to keep diabetes in check is always the best course of action and researchers are constantly on the lookout for compounds that someday could help physicians better treat the disease. Of special interest to chemists are naturally occurring compounds found in certain healthy foods and beverages.

New Cell Transplantation Technique Restores Insulin Production in Diabetics

Researchers are using a new cell transplantation technique to restore the cells that produce insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Recipe For Overeating: Dangers Of Mixing Stress, Deprivation And Tempting Foods

Two studies in the October issue of Behavioral Neuroscience show that when animals are stressed, deprived and exposed to tempting food, they overeat, with different degrees of interaction. The powerful interplay between internal and external factors helps explain why dieters rebound and even one cookie can trigger a binge if someone's predisposed to binge.

FDA Approves New Indication for INVANZ® (ertapenem) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe...

FDA has approved INVANZ® (ertapenem), a once-daily injectable antibiotic, for the treatment of moderate to severe complicated foot infection due to indicated pathogens in diabetic patients without osteomyelitis.

Interference With Blood Glucose Measurement Following Use of Parenteral Maltose/Galactose/Oral Xylose-Containing Products

Potential for life-threatening falsely elevated glucose readings in patients who have received parenteral products containing maltose or galactose, or oral xylose, and are subsequently tested using glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinolinequinone (GDH-PQQ) based glucose monitoring systems.

Researchers Looking At How Neighborhoods Contribute To Healthy Lifestyles

The project by nutrition researchers from Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is part of efforts to learn how a neighborhood influences physical activity and diet.

Pregnant Women Don’t Exercise Enough: Study Finds Doctors Need To Better Educate Patients

Obstetricians and gynecologists need to do a better job of encouraging women with uncomplicated pregnancies to exercise. The message is not getting out that women should continue to exercise during pregnancy, at least at moderate intensity.

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