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      Sugar Intake Linked Directly to Diabetes

      The results of a large epidemiological study conducted at UC San Francisco suggest that sugar mayhave a direct, independent link to diabetes. The study provides the first large-scale, population-based evidence for the idea that not all calories are equal from a diabetes-risk standpoint. For the study, researchers examined data on...
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      Zinc Deficiency Linked to Aging, Immune System Declines

      A new study has shown, for the first time, a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency develop with age, and lead to immune system decline and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes. The research from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon...
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      Could Gut Bacteria be a diabetes Cause?

      The importance of the diet and lifestyle on the flora of the gut continues to be better understood with new research. The number of people suffering from type 2 diabetes world-wide has risen rapidly in recent years. Now new research finds that the composition of a person’s gut bacteria could...
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      Non-alcoholic red for High Blood Pressure

      Men with high risk for heart disease had lower blood pressure after drinking non-alcoholic red wine every day for four weeks, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research. Non-alcoholic red wine increased participants’ levels of nitric oxide, which helped decrease both systolic and...
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      Are Kidney Stones and Clogged Arteries Linked?

      Young adults who have had kidney stones may also have an increased risk of clogged arteries. New research showed that such people had about a 60 percent increased risk of getting clogged arteries later in their lives. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes can all increase the risk...
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      Incidence of Celiac Disease is Increasing, Especially in the Elderly

      Celiac disease (also called gluten enteropathy) is an autoimmune intestinal disorder resulting from an abnormal immunological reaction to gluten, found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. The disease can damage the lining of the small intestine, and sometimes will damage the pancreas (increasing the risk of diabetes), the thyroid gland...
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      Glaxo forecasts cut as Avandia reaches end of road – Reuters

      Glaxo forecasts cut as Avandia reaches end of roadReutersLONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Analysts cut earnings forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) on Friday after regulators moved to end most use of Avandia, although the impact was limited as sales of the diabetes drug were already set to tail …Popular diabetes drug...
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      Don’t Be Fooled by Corn Syrup Labeling Smoke and Mirrors

      In an effort to spruce up their image,and overcome the growing consumer knowledge that corn syrup is an unhealthy sugar, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has petitioned the U.S. FDA to allow manufacturers the option of using the term “corn sugar” instead of “high fructose corn syrup” (HFCS) in labeling...
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      Novel Diabetes Hope From Chinese Herbs

      Emodin, a natural product that can be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as an agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes. Findings published in the British Journal of Pharmacology show that giving emodin to mice with diet-induced obesity lowered...
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      Cashew Seed Extract Shows Promise as an Anti-diabetic

      Cashew seed extract shows promise as an effective anti-diabetic, according to a new study from the University of Montreal (Canada) and the Université de Yaoundé (Cameroun). The study is published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. For the study, researchers analyzed the health benefits of cashew tree products...
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      Processed Meats Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

      A study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease and a 19% higher risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, the researchers did not find any...
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      Omega-3 May Help Diabetic Kidney Damage

      According to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care,omega-3 fats may reduce kidney damage in type-1 diabetics. The study found that kidney function was improved for type-1 diabetics with the highest average intake of omega-3 fatty acids, compared with folks with lower intake. The study used data from 1,436...
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      High Vitamin D Levels Lowers Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk as We Age

      Middle aged and elderly people with high levels of vitamin D could reduce their chances of developing heart disease or diabetes by 43%, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. Researchers carried out a systematic literature review of studies examining vitamin D and cardiometabolic disorders. Cardiometabolic disorders include cardiovascular...
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      Maternal Obesity Adds Lifetime of Health Risks to Baby

      As if there are not enough reasons for obese people to lose weight, researchers report in the FASEB Journal that maternal obesity dramatically increases the risk of diseases related to inflammation: heart disease, stroke and more. In a study involving rats, researchers from Duke University found that obesity in mothers...
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