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Type 2 Diabetes Increases the Risk of Glaucoma in Women

July 2006 : A 20-year study of women in the Nurses? Health Study has shown that Type 2 diabetes is associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of glaucoma, accounting for about 60 to 70% of all glaucomas. The study is published in the July issue ...

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Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Women’s Stroke Risk

July 2006 : Women who are non-smokers, exercise regularly, have a healthy diet, including moderate alcohol consumption, and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle may have a reduced risk of stroke, according to a report in the July 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Study: Possible Strategy Against Obesity, Diabetes and Infertility

July 2006 – Twelve years ago, scientists discovered leptin?the now-famous hormone that controls appetite, burns calories and performs other crucial physiological activities as well. But the precise mechanism(s) by which leptin carries out these metabolic tasks is still controversial. Now, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ...

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Study: Small Towns Share Big-City Obesity Problems

July 2006 – A few years ago public health researchers linked big-city attributes ? like safety concerns and too few recreational facilities ? to obesity. But residents of rural communities say their small towns also present barriers to staying active and maintaining a normal weight, according to a new study.

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Race May Be Risk Factor For Insulin Resistance

June 2006 ? Black women, even if their weight is normal, may be at increased risk for insulin resistance, a condition associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart vessel disease, according to new research by Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Study: Enzyme Defect Leads To Hyperinsulinism

Bethesda, MD ? A recent study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry confirms that mutations in an enzyme called glutamate dehydrogenase can cause congenital hyperinsulinism. The research appeared as the “Paper of the Week” in the June 2 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, an American Society for Biochemistry ...

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