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Researchers Identify Potential New Female Risk Factor For Developing Dementia And Alzheimer Disease

A hormone derived from visceral fat called adiponectin may play a role as a risk factor for development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD) in women, according to a study published Online First by the Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was completed by Thomas M. van Himbergen, Ph.D., from […]

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Intermittent, Low-Carbohydrate Diets More Successful Than Standard Dieting, Present Possible Intervention For Breast Cancer Prevention

An intermittent, low-carbohydrate diet was superior to a standard, daily calorie-restricted diet for reducing weight and lowering blood levels of insulin, a cancer-promoting hormone, according to recent findings. Researchers at Genesis Prevention Center at University Hospital in South Manchester, England, found that restricting carbohydrates two days per week may be a better dietary approach than […]

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Study Evaluates Intranasal Insulin Therapy For Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment Or Alzheimer Disease

Intranasal insulin therapy appears to provide some benefit for cognitive function in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, insulin plays a role in a number of functions of […]

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Pre-Pregnancy Diet Affects The Health Of Future Offspring In Animal Study

Poor maternal diet before conception can result in offspring with reduced birth weights and increased risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity. This work, which is being presented at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference in Glasgow on Saturday the 2nd of July, used an animal model to illustrate the importance of maternal […]

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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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Obesity May Directly Impact Midlife Brain Vulnerability To Cognitive Decline

Many Americans who are obese have likely endured an uncomfortable conversation with their doctors during a routine checkup. Many are probably already familiar with the staggering list of diseases caused by their expanding waistlines, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, certain types of cancer, and coronary heart disease, but still cannot bring themselves to […]

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