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Well-being Index Gives Which State Top Ranking?

When it comes to well-being, Alaskans nabbed the top spot in the U.S. while West Virginia ranks last for the sixth consecutive year. The report was based on more than 176,000 phone interviews nationwide. Hawaii and South Dakota followed Alaska in spots two and three and Kentucky stayed in the ...

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Smartphones Effective in Measuring Physical Activity

Researchers found smartphones were as effective as pedometers and accelerometers in monitoring number of steps. Study subjects walked on a treadmill wearing a pedometer, accelerometer and smartphone. The study patients wore all of the devices at the same time. The patients performed four walks with the treadmill set at 3 ...

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Probiotics May Help Prevent Diabetes

Seventeen healthy individuals were split into two groups both maintaining their habitual food intake for the first three weeks of the study. One of the groups also consumed two bottles of a probiotic fermented milk drink every day. During the fourth week, both groups were given a high-fat and high-energy ...

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Reducing Fructose Intake Could Reduce Diabetes-related Morbidity

James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD, of Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo stated that reducing intake of added fructose and other added sugars could reduce diabetes-related morbidity. He added that added fructose increases risk of diabetes, diabetes-related metabolic abnormalities, and cardiovascular issues. In contrast, whole foods containing ...

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers Linked to Premature Death

Individuals with diabetic foot ulcers were shown to be at greater risk of premature death from vascular and nonvascular causes than those without ulcers, in a recent study. Researchers obtained data for patients who attended a secondary care diabetic foot clinic or a general diabetes clinic between 2009 and 2010. ...

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Only 6.8% of Privately Insured Adults Aged 18 to 64 Years Attended DSMT

Privately insured people with newly diagnosed diabetes are not participating in diabetes self-management education and training (DSMT), jeopardizing their ability to improve glycemic control and reduce the risk of complications and hospitalizations. Using the MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database, researchers found that only 6.8% attended DSMT. Based on actual ...

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Pizza Good? Maybe Not?

A new study found that on the days kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days. On any given day in the United States, one in five children and nearly one in four teens ate pizza for a meal or snack, researchers ...

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