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Beneficial Effects of Alcohol: Researchers Urge Caution on Recent Results

According a new study of over 3,000 adults aged 70-79, the apparent association between light-to-moderate alcohol consumption and reduced risk of functional decline over time did not hold up after adjustments were made for characteristics related to lifestyle, in particular physical activity, body weight, education, and income.

Alzheimer’s Researchers Find High Protein Diet Shrinks Brain

One of the many reasons to pick a low-calorie, low-fat diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and fish is that a host of epidemiological studies have suggested that such a diet may delay the onset or slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

International Diabetes Federation Says Epidemic Out of Control

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released new data today showing that a staggering 285 million people worldwide have diabetes.

Diabetic Episodes Affect Kids’ Memory

Children who have had an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis, a common complication of diabetes, may have persistent memory problems, according to a new study.

Mangosteen Juice Could Protect Health in the Obese

Mangosteen juice has anti-inflammatory properties which could prove to be valuable in preventing the development of heart disease and diabetes in obese patients.

Healthy Neighborhoods May Be Associated with Lower Diabetes Risk

Individuals living in neighborhoods conducive to physical activity and providing access to healthy foods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a five-year period.

People with Type 2 Diabetes Improved Muscular Strength

Physical therapist-directed exercise counseling combined with fitness center-based exercise training can improve muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes, with outcomes similar to those of supervised exercise.

Diabetes Most Prevalent in Southern US

Diabetes prevalence is highest in the Southern and Appalachian states and lowest in the Midwest and the Northeast of America.

Diabetes Weakens Your Bones

Current research suggests that the inflammatory molecule TNF-a may contribute to delayed bone fracture healing in diabetics.

Bundling 2 Low-Cost Heart Drugs Prevents Heart Attack and Stroke in Large, Diverse Population

A program that bundled two generic, low-cost drugs and gave daily doses to diabetics or heart disease sufferers is estimated to have prevented heart attacks and strokes in the first year.

Positive Trend for Diabetic Eye Health

Good news on preserving vision in people with type 1 diabetes, a warning from the Cardiovascular Health Study for macular degeneration patients, and a report on how vision impacts well-being across the lifespan.

Hypertension and Diabetes are Concern in Long-Term Care of Liver Transplant Patients

A recent study by researchers from the University of Colorado looked at post-transplant care to determine whether primary care physicians (PCPs) or hepatologists are better suited to manage the overall health care of patients who received a liver transplant (LT).

Chinese Herbal Medicines for Preventing Diabetes in High Risk People

The researchers considered data from 16 clinical trials including 1,391 people who received 15 different herbal formulations. According to their findings, combining herbal medicines with lifestyle changes is twice as effective as lifestyle changes alone at normalising patients' blood sugar levels.

Future Diabetes Treatment May Use Resveratrol to Target the Brain

Resveratrol, a molecule found in red grapes, has been shown to improve diabetes when delivered orally to rodents. Until now, however, little has been known about how these beneficial changes are mediated in the body.

Ethnic Background May Be Associated with Diabetes Risk

Fat and muscle mass, as potentially determined by a person's ethnic background, may contribute to diabetes risk.

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