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October 2, 2012
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News for diabetes health professionals

  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Study backs EHR's efficacy in diabetes management
    A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found outpatient EHR system adoption was associated with greater treatment intensification in patients with diabetes. EHR use was also linked to a higher likelihood of follow-up testing within a year, suggesting improved health care utilization. Medscape (free registration) (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Experts ID mechanism to regulate starch digestion
    Researchers have identified a mechanism that may help regulate starch-digesting enzymes known as alpha-glucosidases. The findings in the Journal of Biological Chemistry may lead to the development of food- and supplement-based ways to boost glucose control in diabetes patients and those at risk of obesity. NutraIngredients (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Exergames may help boost physical activity among teens
    Playing active video games, known as exergames, can help teens achieve the recommended levels of physical activity, according to a Canadian study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers looked at more than 1,200 10th- and 11th-graders and found that girls were more likely than boys to play active video games. WebMD (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Apple juice intake helps lower body fat in obese men
    Obese but otherwise healthy men who consumed cloudy apple juice daily for four weeks showed a 1% decrease in total body fat, compared with only 0.2% in the control group, a study in the European Journal of Nutrition found. Participants with a certain genetic variant who took the fruit beverage attained body fat reductions of as much as 2%, researchers noted. NutraIngredients (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Basic workout leads to EPOC calorie burn, fitness expert says
    Basic exercises such as pushups, squats and dead lifts create a good workout because they increase strength and help burn more calories afterward, writes fitness trainer Kyler Crouse. EPOC, or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, the energy used by the body to bring it back to normal after a workout, can boost metabolism for 12 to 24 hours, he writes. The Tahoe Daily Tribune (Calif.) (9/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technology 
  • Study: More adults use mobile phones, tablets for health data
    The number of adults employing mobile phones for health data has reached 75 million this year, up from 61 million last year, according to a study by Cybercitizen Health and Manhattan Research, and the number using tablets has grown as well. "This trend shows vast potential for changing key dynamics of health care delivery, including patient engagement, provider involvement and how preventive care is incentivized," said Monique Levy, Manhattan Research's vice president of research. Healthcare IT News (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
--Will Rogers,
American performer, humorist and critic

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