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Study: Insulin levels in African American Children Worsen Through Puberty

Insulin levels in African American children worsen as they progress through puberty while those same levels don't change in their Caucasian counterparts, says new University of Alberta research that shows puberty is a key developmental period affecting diabetes risk.

Study: Calcium Supplements Can Reduce Complications During Pregnancy

While there is no therapy to prevent preeclampsia, a link to calcium deficiency has been suggested.

Study: Plant Sterol Pills Significantly Lower LDL Cholesterol

A pill containing plant substances called sterols can help lower cholesterol.

Study: Effects Of Tight Glucose Control Seen Years Later In Diabetic Neuropathy

People with diabetes who keep their blood sugar in check today will probably have a far lower chance of developing foot pain or other nerve damage tomorrow, according to new research results from a national study.

Study: Coffee Consumption Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack For Certain People

Individuals who have a genetic variation associated with slower caffeine metabolism appear to have an increased risk of non-fatal heart attack associated with higher amounts of coffee intake.

Study: Exposure to Fine Particle Air Pollution Linked with Risk of Respiratory and Cardiovascular...

Being exposed to fine particle matter air pollution increases a person's risk for hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

Study: Formula Feeding, Early Introduction Of Infant Food May Not Contribute To Childhood Obesity

A new study has found that a child's fatness at age five is not related to being breastfed or the age in infancy when other foods are introduced.

Study: New Target For Obesity And Related Metabolic Disorders

A new study reveals an attractive new target for therapies aimed at the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders.

Study: Effect Of Diabetes On Heart May Differ By Ethnicity

Diabetes strongly increases the risk of heart failure in all ethnic groups, but early effects of diabetes on the heart may differ depending on whether the subjects are white, African-American, Hispanic or Chinese.

Study: Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Most Effective When Combined

Cholesterol-lowering foods such as soy protein, almonds, plant sterol enriched margarines, oats and barley may reduce cholesterol levels more effectively when eaten in combination.

Study: Aspirin To Prevent Heart Disease Is Beneficial In A Wider Range Of Men

Taking aspirin to prevent coronary heart disease is beneficial and cost-effective for a wider range of men than is often recognized.

Study: Reducing Teens’ Intake Of Sugary Drinks With Intervention

Researchers report that a novel intervention to limit consumption of sugary drinks – home deliveries of noncaloric beverages – had a beneficial effect on weight loss.

Study: Mental Stress Effects On Heart More Common Than Previously Known

Even when heart disease patients can pass stress tests done on a treadmill or with chemical stressors after treatment, their hearts may still suffer silent ischemia during mental stress.

Study: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Influence Mood, Impulsivity And Personality

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may influence mood, personality and behavior, according to results of a study presented by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver.

Study: Double Transplants May Offer One Solution to Short Supply of Donated Kidneys

Transplanting a pair of kidneys with limited function into one patient can be just as successful as the standard procedure in which a patient receives a single kidney.

Study: Rice Bran Lowers Blood Pressure In Rats

Scientists in Japan have shown that this waste product of rice processing, called rice bran, significantly lowers blood pressure in rats whose hypertension resembles that of humans.

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