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Fructose Intake Linked to Liver Damage

In obese patients with diabetes, a high intake of fructose is associated with impairment in cellular energy balance that may play a role in liver disease, researchers said. A small pilot study also suggested that elevated uric acid levels in response to a fructose challenge might be a marker for ...

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People Dying from Diabetes Unaware They Had Diabetes

People who don’t know they have type 1 diabetes may account for a surprising number of deaths from ketoacidosis, a new study says. Nearly a third of people who died over a six-year period from diabetic ketoacidosis, had no known history of diabetes, the study of autopsy results found. Researchers ...

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Beans Curb Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese People

Consuming a large amount of dried beans, peas and lentils might stave off metabolic syndrome. Data on overweight and obese participants show that those who underwent a dried-bean diet of five cups of pulses including yellow peas, chickpeas, navy beans and lentils attained reduction in markers of metabolic syndrome similar ...

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Study Confirms the Effect of TV Viewing on Adolescent BMI

Simone A. French, PhD, from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, conducted a randomized intervention trial in which 153 adults and 72 adolescents from the same households were assigned to a home-based obesity prevention intervention or to no intervention (control group) for a one-year period. TV viewing hours, diet, and ...

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Forty Percent of Adult Population Worldwide Has Hypertension

Hypertension is highly prevalent in all communities worldwide, according to new data from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study. Other findings show that awareness is very low and that once patients are aware, most are treated, but control is very poor. The study aimed to assess the prevalence, awareness, ...

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Diabetes Can Be Controlled in Patients after Pancreas Removal

Removing the entire pancreas in patients with cancer or precancerous cysts in part of the organ does not result in unmanageable diabetes as many physicians previously believed. Researchers examined the control of insulin over several years in 14 patients whose entire pancreas was removed comparing their findings with 100 people ...

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Online Tracking for Weight Loss Improves Outcomes

Over 6 months, computer-based interventions led to greater weight loss than minimal interventions such as a brochure on how to lose weight, a new review found. But patients in these programs had less weight loss than those who had in-person treatment. "Computer-based interventions have a positive effect on short-term weight ...

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Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline

According to a new study, people who are obese and suffer from high blood pressure and other problems linked to heart disease and diabetes may also see a faster decline in their mental abilities. Yet even obese people without these physical conditions experienced a faster decline in functions such as ...

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