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Small weight gain enough to raise BP


September 7th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 7 (IANS) New research suggests that weight gain of just 1.5 pounds or 0.6 kg per year is fraught with risk, enough to raise blood pressure in college ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate may reduce cardio risks, study shows


April 25th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Dark chocolate, rich in flavanols, may reduce the risk against cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood flow and improving blood lipid levels, says a new ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gut bug link to type 2 diabetes


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) H. pylori, a gut bug, may be linked to type 2 diabetes, the commonest form of this condition, particularly in obese individuals, a study reveals. H. ... Read more...

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Bluetooth offers round-the-clock health monitoring


March 11th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 11 (IANS) A Bluetooth application hooked-up with your smartphone can monitor your vital signs - temperature, heart rate and blood pressure.The application could also cover sensors for blood ... Read more...

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Sedentary life style invites heart diseases, cancers


March 1st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Sedentary life is not only an invitation to obesity, but is also linked with something much worse - heart diseases and cancers, research said.Particularly overweight office ... Read more...

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Sugared beverages raise heart, diabetes risks for women


November 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) Drinking two or more sugared beverages daily could not only bloat a woman's waistline but also elevate the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Researchers compared ... Read more...

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2 tests better than 1 for diagnosing diabetes in overweight children


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that just the recommended blood test may not be sufficient to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight kids, missing more than two-thirds of ... Read more...

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Living close to nature does improve health and overall life quality


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): A recent study has found that living close to greenery and natural environment makes a person healthier, social, generous and calmer than living in a concrete jungle.According to ... Read more...

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Poor sleep linked to worse health outcomes in diabetics


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease.The result suggests that poor sleep may contribute ... Read more...

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Why a class of diabetes drugs boosts weight gain


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have determined why a certain class of diabetes drugs boost weight gain and have found that the molecular system involved (PPAR-gamma found in the brain) is also ... Read more...

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Eat wheat flour and almonds to ’satisfy hunger pains’


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Want to know the trick to control hunger pangs? Here is the clue.Eating wheat flour and almonds increases the feeling of fullness, leading to reduced food intake and ... Read more...

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A walk in the park ‘makes people more generous and sociable’


April 20th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A research has indicated that a walk in the park is more than just a nice way to spend an afternoon - it makes you more generous and ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas can ‘effectively’ improve diabetes control in adults


April 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that closed loop insulin delivery (also known as an artificial pancreas) may improve overnight blood glucose control and reduce the risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia (a ... Read more...

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Caffeine contributes to development, poor control of diabetes?


April 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has suggested that caffeine disrupts glucose metabolism and may contribute to the development and poor control of type 2 diabetes, which is a major public health ... Read more...

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New device to make blood glucose testing easier


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): ASU engineers and clinicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona are developing a new type of self-monitoring blood glucose sensor that could help people with diabetes.Many people with diabetes ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 02 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome.In ... Read more...

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Mother’s sweet tooth bad for girls, not for boys


February 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) A mother's sweet tooth affect girls more than boys, especially when the baby is in the womb. Excess sugar can block nutrients from reaching female foetuses and ... Read more...

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Blood glucose levels indicator of retinopathy risk


February 15th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that individuals who have higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time are more likely to develop eye-related complications ... Read more...

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Fibre intake lowers death risk


February 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Dietary fibre tends to lower death risk from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, a study conducted over a nine-year period says. Fibre from edible plants is known to ... Read more...

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Evolution caused genetic variation that may affect diabetes


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have identified genetic variations in a hormone involved in the secretion of insulin-a molecule that regulates blood sugar levels-that occur more frequently in some human ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas could save lives of diabetic pregnant women


January 31st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that an artificial pancreas given to a pregnant woman with diabetes could save her life and improve the health of her baby.Hormonal changes during pregnancy ... Read more...

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Culprit for increased stroke injury with diabetes found


January 24th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have discovered one reason why people with diabetes can suffer more damage during strokes.Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and adult disability. Those ... Read more...

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Almonds ‘could help prevent diabetes, heart disease’


December 30th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study - conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - has suggested that eating almonds could help prevent diabetes and heart disease.Scientists ... Read more...

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Poor education ‘leads to heart failure’


December 9th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): Poorly educated people are more likely to be admitted to hospital with chronic heart failure than the better educated, even after differences in lifestyle have been taken into ... Read more...

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Enzyme in saliva influenceshow we sense food texture


October 14th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that individuals' perception of starch texture is shaped by variability in the activity of an oral enzyme known as salivary amylase."Differences in starch ... Read more...

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Insulin resistance may be linked to stroke risk


October 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, is associated with ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention ‘offers long-term benefits to obese patients with diabetes’


September 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Experts have suggested that an intensive lifestyle intervention helps individuals with type 2 diabetes lose weight and keep it off, along with improving fitness, control of blood glucose ... Read more...

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Asparagus, garlic could help keep obesity at bay


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Eating vegetables like asparagus, garlic and artichokes could help keep obesity and diabetes at bay. Scientists are trying to figure out whether a fibre-rich diet can suppress hunger ... Read more...

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Asparagus, artichokes hold the key to fight obesity, diabetes


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 23 (ANI): A research has found that eating vegetables such as asparagus and Jerusalem artichokes could hold the key to fighting obesity and diabetes.Foods such as garlic, chicory, asparagus and ... Read more...

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Texting may increase medication compliance in teen diabetics


July 31st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists have tapped into teen texting habits to increase medication compliance in adolescent diabetes patients.Jennifer Dyer, MD, MPH, an endocrinologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has developed and completed ... Read more...

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Cutting calorie intake starves brain cancer


July 25th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Believe it or not, but reducing calorie intake can starve brain cancer to death. Laura Shelton and colleagues from Boston College report success with mice suffering from the most ... Read more...

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Young athletes with diabetes can still perform: Study


July 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research has found that although diabetes affects performance of young athletes, they can still manage a good performance.A participants' athletic prowess is sapped by low blood ... Read more...

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Heart risks linked to diabetes drug


June 29th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that the use of diabetes drug rosiglitazone is associated with an increased risk for heart attack.Rosiglitazone was approved in 1999 to treat hyperglycemia ... Read more...

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Keeping fit may cut chronic disease risk in college students


June 18th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Staying physically fit is the way to go for college students to steer clear of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, says a new research.In a study of 564 male ... Read more...

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Replacing white rice with brown can decrease diabetes risk


June 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consuming more white rice is linked to a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, whereas consuming more brown rice is associated ... Read more...

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