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Study Links Flavonoids to Healthy Aging In Women

According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, middle-aged women have an improved likelihood of healthy aging with a flavonoid-rich diet. They followed more than 13,800 women through a 15-year period. The women who noted eating more flavonoid-rich foods, such as those found in citrus fruits, dark chocolate, berries, lentils, …

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Avoiding Malpractice Lawsuits in Diabetes Care

Because diabetes has the potential for serious complications and requires immense involvement by patients and physicians for successful outcomes, healthcare professionals who treat diabetic patients may be at risk for malpractice lawsuits. In a study of claims closed from 2007 to 2013, The Doctors Company identified four common allegations made …

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Diabetes and Heart Disease Patients Should Avoid Traffic

Obese people and those with diabetes or heart disease should stay at home during rush hour, say scientists who warn ‘traffic pollution aggravates health conditions.’  The traffic fumes can not only aggravate existing poor health conditions, but have been found to contribute to the causes of diseases, they said. Air …

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Severe, Mild Artery Disease Pose Similar Cardiac Risks

A new study indicated that diabetes patients with severe artery disease were 10 times as likely to suffer cardiac events, while those with mild artery disease had fivefold increased odds compared to those without blockage. The researchers analyzed data on 1,823 diabetic patients who underwent CCTA to detect and determine …

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Ketogenic Diets Suppress Appetite Despite Weight Loss

Ketosis may explain why appetite is not increased despite weight loss in obese patients. A review of evidence supports that ketogenic diets suppress appetite despite weight loss. Alice Gibson, of the University of Sydney in Camperdown, Australia, performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that evaluated appetite before and …

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We Are Not Even Close to Fiber Content

Most Americans don’t get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases. A new study from the University of Illinois …

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Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline

A new study found that diabetes patients who had sleep apnea lost kidney function more rapidly than those who did not have the sleep disorder. Researchers found that 61 percent of the patients had a high-risk score for obstructive sleep apnea and a much greater loss of kidney function. Sleep …

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Chemical In Coffee May Prevent Obesity

Researchers have discovered that a chemical compound commonly found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity. Scientists found that chlorogenic acid, or CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and accumulation of fat in the livers of mice who were fed a high-fat diet. The researchers believe …

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