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Substandard Care for Diabetes in Diabetes Clinics

Diabetes subspecialty and primary care clinics showed low control rates of A1C, LDL cholesterol and microalbuminuria, compared with family practice and internal medicine clinics, according to a study. While the rates of HbA1c, LDL-cholesterol and microalbuminuria testing appear to be high in both diabetes subspecialty and primary care clinics, the ...

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More Evidence Showing Health Benefits of Chocolate

A study that followed almost 21,000 adults for an average of 12 years found those who ate the most chocolate had lower heart attack, stroke and diabetes rates, along with lower BMI, blood pressure and inflammation, when compared with people who consumed the least chocolate. Researchers, who reported the findings ...

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Predicting Future Cardiovascular Events By Missing Teeth

Advanced tooth loss can often indicate that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases. In an extensive cohort study, carried out by the University of Helsinki (Finland) in collaboration with The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), an association was found between tooth loss and future cardiovascular ...

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Exposure to Staph Toxins May Cause Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have found that weight gain puts people at an increased risk of being colonized by staphylococcus aureus bacteria on their skin. A toxin released by the bacteria has also been connected with symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The researchers examined four diabetes patients and discovered that their estimated exposure ...

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Drinking Whole Milk Can Be Healthier

Despite past trends away from full-fat foods, consuming dairy products that contain fat, like whole milk, might actually help consumers avoid obesity, according to research. Drinking full-fat milk may make consumers feel more full and the fat content of whole milk could be necessary for consumers’ bodies to absorb the ...

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High Protein Snacks Curb Teens Hunger

Adolescents aged 13 to 19 who had normal weight or were overweight and who ate high-protein soy snacks in the afternoon consumed less dietary fat and showed improvements in cognitive function and mood, researchers say. The findings indicate that "eating high-protein snacks in the afternoon helps teens improve the quality ...

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Fewer Behavioral Issues Linked to Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Children 8 to 16 who were given extra omega-3 for six months showed fewer emotional and behavioral issues, according to a study. Researchers said the children showed continued improvements in their behavior even after they stopped taking the extra omega-3. — Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 56, Issue ...

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Mike Huckabee Defends Endorsement of Diabetes Product

This is a presidential candidate who lost over 100 pounds, wrote a book about weight loss and appeared in infomercials, selling a weird spice, kitchen-cabinet cure for diabetes that consists mostly of dietary supplements and included endorsing the treatment. He has also endorsed a treatment for the cure for cancer ...

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