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Diabetes – Prevention

Everyone May Benefit from Diabetes-Friendly Recipes at Thanksgiving

As part of its national observation of Diabetes Awareness Month this November, the American Diabetes Association has published a new Family Classics Diabetes Cookbook with diabetes-friendly recipes, which it says can benefit everyone this Thanksgiving — whether you have . . . → Read More: Everyone May Benefit from Diabetes-Friendly Recipes at Thanksgiving

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Eating Legumes May Help Diabetes Patients Control Blood Sugar & Lower Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

A new study published October 22 in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that type 2 diabetes patients who consumed at least one cup of legumes (such as beans, chickpeas or . . . → Read More: Eating Legumes May Help Diabetes Patients Control Blood Sugar & Lower Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer?

A new HealthBeat message from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) features a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finding that “Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from heart disease, . . . → Read More: Does Coffee Help You Live Longer?

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Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors “make exercise a social activity.” “Participate in a group dance class or a . . . → Read More: Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

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Study Discovers Hormone Produced by Exercise that Helps Burn Fat and Prevent Diabetes

A new Harvard Health Letter reports that a recent study by scientists at Harvard Medical School has discovered a previously unknown natural hormone in muscle cells that is produced by exercise. The new hormone, which the scientists called “Irisin,” . . . → Read More: Study Discovers Hormone Produced by Exercise that Helps Burn Fat and Prevent Diabetes

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Compound in Apples May Help Build Muscles & Fight Obesity and Diabetes, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted on mice by researchers at the University of Iowa, found that ursolic acid, a compound found in apple peels, may help build muscle and fight obesity, glucose intolerance (characteristic of diabetes), and fatty liver disease. . . . → Read More: Compound in Apples May Help Build Muscles & Fight Obesity and Diabetes, New Study Suggests

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2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Palm Beach County Medical Society announced that it will hold its sixth annual Future of Medicine Summit on September 27-28, 2012. A number of notable national and regional health care experts will speak at the Summit, which will . . . → Read More: 2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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Heart Disease Reversal

The Rave Diet claims to reverse heart disease, as well as wide range of other diseases, by changing to a plant-based diet. It has been endorsed by doctors from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, who are interviewed–one of whom reversed . . . → Read More: Heart Disease Reversal

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National Nutrition Month - Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness

March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a nonprofit organization. According to the Academy, “The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making . . . → Read More: National Nutrition Month – Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness

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Exercise Changes DNA for the Better, New Study Finds

A new study has found that even 20 minutes of exercise by sedentary adults actually changed the DNA in their muscle cells within minutes. The DNA was changed in a way that helps the muscles work better for further . . . → Read More: Exercise Changes DNA for the Better, New Study Finds

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Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

In a new article entitled “What is it about coffee?” the editors of Harvard Health Publications, discuss some of the known benefits and drawbacks of drinking coffee. The new article on coffee is found in Sleep, Hygiene, Quit Smoking . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

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November is American Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has declared November as American Diabetes Month. This is an annual event, a time to become informed about diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. As illustrated in the ADA poster at . . . → Read More: November is American Diabetes Month

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Diabetes Pandemic Linked to Obesity Epidemic; Study Finds Early Diet Intervention Helps

New statistics show an alarming increase in type 2 diabetes of pandemic proportions worldwide, which is linked to the continuing, dramatic increase in obesity now being widely reported in the U.S. and worldwide. Addressing this worldwide “diabetes pandemic,” a . . . → Read More: Diabetes Pandemic Linked to Obesity Epidemic; Study Finds Early Diet Intervention Helps

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TV Viewing Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease & Death

A new study has found a correlation between every two additional hours of television viewing per day and an increase in risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and death. The study, by researchers from Harvard School of Public . . . → Read More: TV Viewing Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease & Death

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CDC Reports Number of Americans with Diabetes Or Prediabetes Has Risen Dramatically; Losing Weight & Exercise Can Prevent or Delay the Disease

According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet for 2011 newly released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 26 million Americans (8.3% of all Americans or 11.3% of adults age 20 and older) now have . . . → Read More: CDC Reports Number of Americans with Diabetes Or Prediabetes Has Risen Dramatically; Losing Weight & Exercise Can Prevent or Delay the Disease

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Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients | NDEP

Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients. Three publications from the National Diabetes Education Program of the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. View Info » . . . → Read More: Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients | NDEP

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A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention – for African Americans

a 253 page booklet by the National Diabetes Education Program of the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). Studies by the CDC have found that African Americans are 1.8 times as likely to . . . → Read More: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention – for African Americans

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A Step in the Right Direction: Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

by the National Diabetes Education Program of the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. >>View Info

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Prevent Diabetes Problems; Keep Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy

24 page booklet by National Institutes of Health, Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >>View Info

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Diabetes Screening, Supplies and Self-Management Training

Preventive Services – Diabetes Screening, Supplies and Self-Management Training. Information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on what Medicare covers for elders suffering from diabetes. »View Info

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