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News about conditions related to diabetes, or diseases that people with diabetes often have, such as neuropathy, kidney failure, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, heart disease, blindness and more.

Diabetes Belt Identified in Southern United States

In the 1960s, a group of U.S. states with high age-adjusted stroke mortality defined a stroke belt. Until recently, geographic patterns of diabetes had not been specifically characterized in the same manner.

Improve Healthy Eating by Involving Kids in Grocery Shopping

Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can be a challenge for any parent. However, involving children in grocery shopping is an important step in getting kids interested in fruits and vegetables.

Breakthrough Finding: Targeting Beclin-1 May Combat Diabetic Heart Disease

At least 60% of people with diabetes die because of heart disease and cardiovascular complications. A new finding has discovered why - and have...

Frequent Fast Food Meals Increase Weight, Diabetes Risk

Young adults who eat frequently at fast-food restaurants gain more weight and have a greater increase in insulin resistance in early middle age, according to a large multi-center study.

Hispanic Children in US at Greater Risk for Obesity than Other Ethnic/Racial Groups

The prevalence of overweight in the US population is among the highest in Mexican-American children and adolescents. Culturally appropriate nutritional intervention needed, according to nutrition experts.

U.S. Soft Drink Consumption Grew 135% Since 1977, Boosting Obesity

One of the simpler ways to curtail the obesity epidemic could be to cut the volume of sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks Americans are increasingly consuming.

Keeping a Food Diary Doubles Diet Weight Loss

Keeping a food diary can double a person's weight loss according to a study from one of the largest and longest running weight loss maintenance trials ever conducted.
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Study: Easy Solution to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

A research team at York University has found that a few simple habits can lead to better cognitive functioning for younger and older adults,...

Fructose Contributes to Weight Gain, Body Fat, and Physical Inactivity

Fructose currently accounts for 10% of caloric intake for Americans. A new study has found that fructose causes significant weight gain, physical inactivity, and...

Diabetes May Double Cancer Risk in Women

A new study finds that type 2 adult-onset diabetes has a surprisingly positive effect on reducing the rate of prostate cancer in men, but may double the risk of female genital and other cancers.
Children with Diabetes - Not Getting Proper Eye Care

Diabetic Children Not Screened Properly for Retinopathy

Diabetes among youths has been steadily increasing, but proper evaluations for diabetic retinopathy are falling short of recommendations. Many youths with type 1 and 2...

Action of Nitroglycerin For Chest Pain May Place Some Patients at Risk

Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels to boost blood flow, yet the mechanism by which the drug works has remained a matter of scientific controversy.
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Affect of Health Plan Deductibles on Diabetes, Chronic Illnesses

Newly released details from a study published in JAMA finds that even low deductible plans can mean high out-of-pocket costs for people living with...

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.

Elevated Glucose Levels And Diabetes Are Associated With Increased Risk For Cancer

New research involving more than one million people indicates that having high fasting serum glucose levels and diabetes are risk factors for several major cancers.
Stem Cell Research - Type 1 Diabetes

Breakthrough Will Help Stem Cell Researchers Develop New Type 1 Diabetes Therapies and More

New understanding, say researchers, will help spur advancements in stem cell research and the development of new cell therapies for diseases of the liver...

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