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New Diabetes Screening and Management Guidelines Recommended By AACE

The American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists today announced their recommendations for new diabetes screening and management guidelines.

Study Suggests Women May Need More Vitamin C

Recent findings by researchers at NIDDK and Vanderbilt University indicate that the RDA of vitamin C may need to increase to 90 milligrams a day for young women.

Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Medication Metformin Also Effective

At least 10 million Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes can sharply lower their chances of getting the disease with diet and exercise, according to the findings of a major clinical trial.

Inflammation May Play Role in Type 2 Diabetes

Elevated blood levels of two inflammatory substances seem to be independent risk factors for type 2 diabetes, researchers report.

NIH Launches First Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise in...

The first long-term study to look at the effects of weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes was launched at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association today.

Moms Can Help Prevent Diabetes: Proper birth size and breastfeeding linked to lower rates...

For better health later in life, it is best to be born an average-sized baby states Dr Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Clinical Professor and Head of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit at Vancouver's Children's Hospital.

More American Children and Teens Are Overweight

The latest findings from CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that more and more children and teens are overweight, continuing the pattern the survey documented over the past two decades when the number of overweight children and teens nearly doubled.

Breastfeeding Has Minor Effect in Reducing Risk of Childhood Overweight: Mother’s Overweight More Likely...

Breast feeding appears to be a minor factor in reducing the likelihood of childhood overweight, according to a study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and two other Federal agencies.

Scientists Report New Findings on the Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke

Research findings released today at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) annual meeting shed new light on the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Top Number Too High in Blood Pressures of People Over Age Fifty

In one of the largest analyses of its kind, researchers found that most middle-aged and older individuals with high blood pressure have a form of the disease in which their systolic pressure – the top number in a blood pressure reading – is too high, according to a study in the March issue of Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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