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Exercise Cannot Offset Too Much Sitting

Greater sedentary time was associated with increased risk of adverse health outcomes, including early death, even in those who otherwise exercised regularly, a meta-analysis indicated. With data pooled from 41 primary research studies, researchers found that long periods of sitting time were positively correlated with all-cause mortality and other outcomes, …

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Type 2 Diabetes Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Dutch researchers evaluated data on 300,039 type 2 adults on at least one prescription for an antidiabetes drug, and a comparison cohort without diabetes (controls) to determine the relationship between type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer. “We observed a moderate, yet (1.3-fold) significantly increased, risk of colorectal cancer in patients …

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Ease Into Standing Desk Work Habits

Some 50% to 70% of people spend six or more hours each day sitting, according to 2012 NHANES data, and prolonged sitting is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and early mortality. Standing desks are becoming more common as research shows the health risks of too …

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Fast-food Menus Still Unhealthy

Although fast-food restaurants have made an effort to make their meals healthier by decreasing their size, the meals remain high in calories, sodium and fat, according to two studies. From 1996 to 2013, fast-food restaurants made an effort to emphasize portion sizes, but researchers recommend a focus on total calories, …

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New Year’s Resolutions May Help Reduce T2DM

Physicians have long been advised to counsel patients on diet and exercise modifications to help reduce the risk of diabetes and other chronic health conditions but how much of a difference does this make? A population-based prospective cohort study conducted in Sweden over the course of ten years provides fresh …

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Flu Deaths Hit Epidemic Threshold

Higher than normal rates of influenza-like illness are being seen across the U.S. In the week ended Dec. 20, 6.8% of all deaths observed through the agency’s 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System were attributed to pneumonia and flu. That matches the epidemic threshold for week 51 of 2014, calculated to …

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Cheap Test for Diabetes Risk

Combining assessments of a liver enzyme with fasting glucose levels may be a simple, inexpensive method to identify people at risk of developing diabetes, say a team of doctors at the India Diabetes Research Foundation and the A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospital, Chennai,and researchers at the Imperial College, London. Their study …

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Smartphones Can Assist the Elderly to Better Diabetes Care

The researchers found that although more than 90% of research participants owned a computer or had daily internet access, just 18% used applications on this technology to help manage their diabetes. While almost half owned smartphones, only 5% used them to manage their disease. “There was a strong association between …

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Can Marijuana Be Used to Treat Diabetes?

A new study examined data on 4,657 adult men and women, of whom 579 were current marijuana users and 1,975 of whom had previously used marijuana. The data, reaped from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 2005 and 2010, showed that current marijuana use was associated with …

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