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Awareness and Implementation of Improved Lifestyle Behaviors and Nutrition...

A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine  reviewed data collected from 1998-2012 from adults in the Swedish National Diabetes Register...
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Increased Intake of Vitamins B1 and B6 Associated With...

A new epidemiological study has found that higher intakes of B vitamins, particularly pyridoxine (B6) and thiamin (B1), were associated with lower breast cancer...
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Younger Adults and Stroke: Risk Rates Rising

Often considered a disease of the older population, recent reports are indicating that an estimated 10% of stroke victims are less than 50 years...
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Evidence Indicates Probiotics May Help Manage SIBO

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a disorder characterized by an excessive concentration of bacteria in the small intestine (exceeding 105 organisms/mL). Patients with...
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Exercise Boosts Brain Power in over-50s

The most comprehensive systematic review of evidence from randomized controlled trials to date shows that physical exercise is effective in improving cognitive function in...
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Novel Probiotic for Weight Management in Adults

A randomized controlled trial demonstrated that the specific probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis 420 (B420), had a positive effect in supporting weight management...
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Metabolic Profile in Postmenopausal Women Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cognitive impairment are clinical issues characterized by lengthy and often progressive phases of development.  A recent study evaluated potential...
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Five-year Clinical Trial Demonstrated Superiority of Bariatric Surgery to...

Management of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is particularly challenging in patients also affected by obesity. The 5-year follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial...
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Pre-Clinical Study Shows Depressive Symptoms Associated with Microbiota Alteration...

The microbiota in the gut is a highly active community of microorganisms whose health can influence host physiology. A new pre-clinical study reported that...
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Findings of the Rotterdam Study Support a Potential Causal...

Many epidemiological studies have demonstrated that lower serum magnesium levels were associated with an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, association studies...
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Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplementation May Reduce Coronary Heart...

The American Heart Association recently released a scientific position statement in Circulation regarding the reasonable benefits of supplementation with marine based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty...
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Breakfast Skipping and Late-Night Eating Linked to Greater Cardiometabolic...

According to a newly published American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Statement, meal patterns such as breakfast skipping and late-night eating increase cardiometabolic risks.1 Because...
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Telephone-Based Behavioral Intervention Effective in Slowing Weight Regain After...

A behavior intervention which focused on weight maintenance after the initial weight loss—AND delivered to patients via telephone—was able to slow down the weight...
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Does the Type of Sugar in Your Beverage Matter?

Epidemiological research has consistently shown that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) links to increased energy consumption, and people do not compensate for the extra calories...
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Prediabetes Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and...

A large-scale analysis based on data of 1.6 million individuals found that prediabetes was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and...
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Elevated HbA1c During Early Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Obstetric...

In women without pre-existing type 2 diabetes (T2D), elevated HbA1c in the first trimester predicted a 3-fold increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such...
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The Long Wait for Diagnosis and Treatment: Trials and...

It currently takes up to three practitioners and over two years to receive a PCOS diagnosis before a woman can begin treatment. A recent...
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Dietary Magnesium Intake Associated With Reduced Risk of Multiple...

A pooled analysis based on 40 high-quality prospective cohort studies from 9 different countries totaling more than 1 million participants showed that higher dietary...
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