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November 26, 2012
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • CDC projects significant diabetes burden in young people
    CDC researchers project a sizable diabetes burden among U.S. youth in 2050, with prevalence of type 1 diabetes reaching 203,382 cases if incidence remains the same over time and 587,488 if it increases. For type 2 diabetes, prevalence would reach 30,111 cases under the first scenario and 84,131 under the second. Researchers reported the data in Diabetes Care. News (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Researchers look at caffeine's role in diabetes risk
    People who drank either caffeinated or decaffeinated sugary beverages were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than were those who did not, a study found. However, researchers said participants who drank decaf or regular coffee had a slightly lower risk of diabetes onset than did nondrinkers. The findings were published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Yahoo/Reuters (11/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Low-calorie diet may reduce the risk of age-related diseases
    Calorie restriction was associated with a slower aging process in the mitochondria of cells, resulting in a lower risk of age-related diseases including diabetes and heart disease, researchers wrote in the journal Nature. A low-calorie diet appeared to retain the cell membrane's acidity levels, which reduced the degradation of the mitochondria, researchers reported. Yahoo/Asian News International (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study links probiotics to belly-fat loss
    A small study in the Journal of Functional Foods found that overweight volunteers who ate a daily serving of yogurt rich in probiotics lost 3% to 4% of their body fat, mostly belly fat. The findings suggest that probiotics-based supplements could inhibit fat absorption and may aid in weight loss, researchers said. Yahoo/Asian News International (11/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Practice Update 
  • CMS selects 3 groups to participate in data sharing initiative
    CMS has selected the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium, the Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati and the Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. to be the first groups to participate in the agency's Medicare data sharing initiative. The data exchange program offers HHS-certified organizations Medicare claims information, which can be used to assess the performance of providers. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • ONC envisions 1,000 rural hospitals achieving MU in 2 years
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to have 1,000 rural hospitals demonstrating meaningful use of health IT by the close of 2014. To encourage sharing of best practices and accelerate HIT adoption, the agency has set up the Rural Community of Practice to oversee pilot programs, with subcommittees to track the key issues faced by rural hospitals. Healthcare Informatics online (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ADA News 
  • Get ready for American Diabetes Month®
    Spread the word about diabetes and its deadly consequences this November. Download resources that will encourage your community to share a photo of what A Day in the Life of Diabetes means to them. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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