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Insulin Sulfonylurea vs Alzheimer’s

May 31, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York said that insulin combined with a diabetes pill can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studying the brains of 124 deceased diabetics and 124 non-diabetics with comparable age, sex, and severity of dementia, Dr. Sam Grandy of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and colleagues, thought that the medications diabetics are taking play a role in this.

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Effective Diabetes Education

May 30, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The biggest barrier to good diabetes management may be the delivery of quality diabetes health education to minorities due to language and cultural barriers. This is what Dr. Yolanda Robles and her colleagues from Cardiff University in UK reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from The Cochrane Collaboration.

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Study on Diabetes and TB

May 29, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Previous studies have established that diabetes is a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). Now, recent study shows that the increasing prevalence of diabetes may threaten global efforts to control TB, reported researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston in the latest issue of PLoS (Public Library of Science) Medicine.

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Metformin Helps Obese Teenage Girls

May 28, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A lifestyle modification program along with metformin, a drug commonly used by type 2 diabetics to lower blood sugar level, may help teenage girls lose weight if they make changes in their diet as well, according to a study.

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Liver Protein and Diabetes

May 27, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Previous studies have already associated high levels of a liver protein called fetuin-A and insulin resistance. However, the link to the development of diabetes was still uncertain until Dr. Joachim H. lx and colleagues from the University of California in San Diego conducted a study to investigate.

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Pregabalin Eases Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy

May 26, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A review of previous studies showed that pregabalin (Lyrica), a drug used for epileptic attacks, could safely and effectively relieve pain from diabetic neuropathy.

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Ankle Mobility Impaired in Diabetes

May 25, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study has proven that people with long-standing diabetes are prone to impairment of their ankle function despite not having peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, which is linked to diabetes, is a progressive deterioration of nerve function in the extremities that can cause chronic pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensations in the feet. Under controlled conditions, Dr. Claudia Giacomozzi and her team from Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, tested the muscle performance and ankle mobility of 46 diabetic patients with and without nerve damage and in 21 control subjects.

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Aphrodisiac Bites

May 24, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

In this season of love, it is natural for one’s attention to turn to ways to fuel that passion. One “controversial” topic would be the oft-thought about but taboo topic of aphrodisiacs. Do they really increase passion? And for the health-conscious, how healthy are these love potions?

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Oysters and Scallops Au Gratin

May 24, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

The Romans documented oysters as aphrodisiacs in the second century A.D, where it was written about “the wanton ways of women after ingesting wine and eating giant oysters”. In reality oysters are very nutritious, high in protein, and rich in phosphorus, iodine and zinc, which are known to increase the sexual health of both men and women. On the other hand, nutmeg was higly prized by Chinese women as an aphrodisiac, since a large quantity can produce a hallucinogenic effect. In this recipe, enjoy the baked goodness of oysters and scallops with two different, yet oh-so-delicious toppings.

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Herbed Garlic Mushroom

May 24, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Garlic’s pungent nature belies its function in treating a wide variety of illnesses from the common cold to heart disease.  But its value as an aphrodisiac is what made it a sought after ingredient by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Japanese.  Garlic stimulates not just passion but the appetite as well to awaken the senses and make food taste exceptional.

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