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Diabetes And Poor Glucose Control Associated With Greater Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

Among well-functioning older adults without dementia, diabetes mellitus (DM) and poor glucose control among those with DM are associated with worse cognitive function and greater cognitive decline, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. The researchers who carried out this study were Kristine Yaffe, M.D., of the […]

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Fructose Consumption Increases Risk Factors For Heart Disease

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart […]

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Lowering Fat Intake Might Stave Off Type 2 Diabetes Even Without Weight Loss

Small differences in diet – even without weight loss – can significantly affect risk for diabetes, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published online May 18, 2011, by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In this study, 69 healthy, overweight people who did not have diabetes — but were at risk for […]

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Researcher Jennifer Sun, MD

Veterans With Diabetes May Show Ways to Prevent Complications

Over time, diabetes can wreak havoc on the body’s eyes, cardiovascular system, kidneys, and nerves. A major study by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers, however, has found that some people who have survived diabetes for many decades exhibit remarkably few complications – a discovery that points toward the presence of protective factors that guard against the […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Evident Decades Before First Signs Of Cognitive Impairment

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that those decreased levels may be detectable approximately 20 years prior to the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This new finding could lead to the development of […]

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Researcher and author Devra Lee Davis

Experts Warn That Mobile Phone Radiation Excites The Brain Of Healthy Adults

Expert scientists working with Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a nonprofit research and educational group, say that new studies showing that cell phone radiation excites the brain strengthen the need for a major research program on mobile phones (also known as ‘cell phones’) and health, revamping approaches to setting standards, and putting warnings on cell phones. […]

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