This Is How Much Longer You Should Stand Each Day to Get Health Benefits

July 31, 2015

Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.


Stand, Don’t Sit, to Get Healthier, Scientists Say

July 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.
A new study found that sitting appears to be linked to increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels, which can lead to added weight, diabetes and heart ills. But standing […]


Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control

July 30, 2015

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Only one-third of American seniors with diabetes have their disease under control, a new study finds.
“This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means that older Americans are not meeting clinical targets and how we should […]


Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Linked by Common Risk Factors

July 28, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, a new study reports.
“We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] impairment,” study lead author Dr. Kevin King said in a news release […]


High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer’s Risk

July 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that insulin resistance — higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes — was related to poorer performance on memory tests taken by late-middle-age […]


Why Drinking Sugary Drinks Can Be Risky, Even if You’re Not Gaining Weight

July 22, 2015

Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals.


How These Diabetes Drugs Might Also Help Prevent Parkinson’s

July 22, 2015

A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests.


Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

July 21, 2015

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your risk for type 2 diabetes might be affected by both your birth weight and your lifestyle, a new study suggests.
“We found that both low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle were associated with a significantly higher risk of type 2 diabetes,” study leader Dr. Lu Qi, associate […]


Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

July 21, 2015

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept — a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis — may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes preserve some function in the beta cells in the pancreas, a new study suggests.
People taking the drug needed about 25 percent […]


Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

July 21, 2015

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users’ risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect.
However, the study did find an association between the use of Actos (pioglitazone) and a rise in the risk of pancreatic […]




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