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Berkeley Citizens Vote for Sugary Drinks Tax

Citizens of Berkeley, California have voted for a tax on sugary drinks — a penny per ounce of soda, energy drink or sweetened tea — becoming the first city to pass such a tax in the U.S.. Proponents of the fee say it will help curb consumption of beverages contributing …

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Report Suggests Accountable Care Improvements

The National Pharmaceutical Council and Discern Health recently issued a report identifying gaps in accountable care quality measures and strategies for improvement. Suggestions include implementing outcome measures that are meaningful to patients and providers; that evaluate care across conditions, settings and time; and that matter most to patients, as well …

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Resistance Exercise Helps to Avoid Falls

Patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy were slower and clumsier than their healthier counterparts when going up and down stairs due in part to weak muscles, poor coordination and sensory damage, according to a study. However, researchers said resistance training may help patients build up strength and reduce the risk of …

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Diabetes Patients Have a Poor Response to Stress

Type 2 diabetes patients exhibited a weak ability to regulate blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate when they experienced stress, a new study showed. Researchers also noted increased depressive and hostile symptoms in these patients. The researchers looked at the biological systems of 140 patients with type 2 diabetes and …

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Overweight People Not Capable of Beige-fat Conversion

Exposure to cold temperatures can convert white fat tissue from the thighs and belly to beige fat that burns calories for heat, but in a new study, researchers found that this biological response is hampered in obese people. Belly fat samples were analyzed to see if there was a difference …

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Researchers Produce Insulin-making Beta Cells

In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they’ve developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. They ultimately envision a credit card-sized package of beta cells that can be safely transplanted …

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Interventions to Prevent Development of Diabetes

As diabetes develops, we currently waste the first ∼10 years of the natural history. If we found prediabetes and early diabetes when they first presented and treated them more effectively, we could prevent or delay the progression of hyperglycemia and the development of complications. Evidence for this comes from trials …

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Egg-rich Diet Safe for Diabetes Patients

Type 2 diabetes patients who followed an egg-rich diet did not show worse lipid levels than those who had lower egg consumption, according to research presented at the EASD meeting. Data also showed that an egg-rich diet was tied to better appetite control and satiety at three months. The study …

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