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Drinking Tea Can Help Prevent Diabetes

Drinking tea can help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a growing body of scientific research. A new study from researchers in the US found that black tea inhibits the body from absorbing glucose sugars, too much of which can cause type 2 diabetes. The researchers, who brewed the tea ...

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MRI Technique Can Help Detect Pancreatic Inflammation

Ferumoxytol-MRI provided clear images of ongoing pancreatic inflammation in patients with new-onset type 1 diabetes. Using the technique may help identify patients showing diabetes progression and stratify subgroups that may respond to various treatments. The researchers investigated the possibility of using MRI and ferumoxytol, a coated iron nanoparticle used as ...

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Chemical in Red Wine Helps to Burn Fat

According to a new study, ellagic acid retards the growth of fat cells, and slows down the formation of new ones. It also boosts the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver. In a 10-week trial, scientists fed high-fat “mouse chow” to mice. Half were also given extracts from Pinot ...

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Effect of Lifestyle Intervention in Type 2s

A meta-analysis of 16 studies found that lifestyle intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes significantly improved BMI, HbA1c, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure compared with standard care. The authors reviewed evidence that lifestyle interventions (nutrition therapy, physical activity, and education) compared with usual care/control groups improve risk ...

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Preventing Duplicate Test Orders Reduces Costs

Unnecessary laboratory tests can be reduced by blocking physicians from ordering the same test for hospitalized patients more than once a day. A new program at Cleveland Clinic employed a clinical decision support tool to block duplicate test orders during the computerized physician order entry process each day and to ...

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U.S. Obesity Rate Inches Up to 27.7% in 2014

This is up more than two percentage points since 2008 and is the highest obesity rate Gallup and Healthways have measured in seven years of tracking it. More Americans who were previously overweight have now moved into the obese category, while the percentage who are at normal weight has remained ...

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Best Test for Predicting Dysglycemia in Adolescents

A recent published study evaluated 98 youths aged 10 to 18 years with BMI ≥85th percentile and not on medication for glucose management to determine if HbA1c or the oral glucose tolerance test is a better predictor of free-living glycemia as measured by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). A blinded CGM ...

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Women with PTSD Have Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

In this 22-year study of women, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were associated with the incidence of type 2 diabetes in a dose-dependent manner. The authors conclude that women with PTSD were at a twofold increased risk for having type 2 diabetes than counterparts without PTSD, and thus care ...

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Healthy Obesity a Myth

Proponents of the "obesity paradox" have argued that obesity might improve some people’s chances of survival over illnesses such as heart failure. But research tracking the health of more than 2,500 British men and women for two decades found that half the people initially considered "healthy obese" wound up sliding ...

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