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Small, Frequent Meals Don’t Increase Metabolism

In two groups of women fed five high-fat meals one day and two high-fat meals on a separate day, meal frequency did not affect 24-hour energy expenditure in either the obese group (2124 Kcal/day with five meals versus 2142 Kcal/day with two meals) or the lean group (1724 vs. 1683 ...

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An A1c of 5.7% Indicates Greater Heart Risk

Researchers found participants with normal glucose tolerance but A1C rates between 5.7% and 6.4% had increased intima-media thickness and augmentation and augmentation index, suggesting that an A1C threshold of 5.7% may help better identify patients at greater cardiovascular risk. "These results suggest that an HbA1c cutoff of 5.7% is more ...

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A Simple Way to Cut Diabetes Costs – Good Foot Care

More than half of diabetes patients are at risk for developing diabetic neuropathy which in severe cases can lead to lower-extremity amputations. As a common cause of hospitalizations among diabetic patients, they drive up diabetes-related costs which totaled $245 billion in 2012, up 41% from 2007. The CDC estimates that ...

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Two Elements from Grape Extract May Help to Treat Diabetes

Cyanidin and delphinidin, when encapsulated in nanoliposoms, decrease in vitro glycation of albumin and hemoglobin A. They also decrease blood glucose and blood cholesterol in diabetic mice. Iranian researchers investigated the effects of these materials in two forms of free and nanoliposomal on decreasing the damages caused by diabetes. Planta ...

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Flu Susceptibility Higher in Working-age Adults with Diabetes

"Guidelines calling for influenza vaccinations in diabetic, in addition to elderly, adults implicitly single out working-age adults with diabetes. We found that working-age adults with diabetes appear more susceptible to serious influenza-attributable illness. These findings represent the strongest available evidence for targeting diabetes as an indication for influenza vaccination, irrespective ...

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Muscle-strengthening, Conditioning Reduced Diabetes Risk for Women

Data on 99,316 middle-aged and older women showed those who engaged in muscle-strengthening and conditioning activities had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with their sedentary counterparts. The most substantial risk reduction was seen in women who engaged in at least 150 minutes/week of aerobic activity and ...

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