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October 15, 2012
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Study links diabetes to osteoarthritis, arthroplasty
    Data on more than 900 participants showed the rate of arthroplasty was 17.7 per 1,000 person-years in patients with type 2 diabetes, compared with 5.3 per 1,000 person-years in those without the condition. Duration of diabetes was also associated with increased likelihood of arthroplasty in both men and women. The findings appeared in Diabetes Care. News (10/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Proneurotensin tied to diabetes, mortality risk in women
    Swedish researchers found high levels of proneurotensin peptide were associated with higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer and death in women. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that proneurotensin levels may serve as markers for disease risk, researchers said. (U.K.) (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lifestyle changes boost good cholesterol in diabetes patients
    Overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients who underwent an intensive diet-and-exercise program showed a 12% increase in total adiponectin and a nearly 10% improvement in good-cholesterol levels compared with those who did not receive the lifestyle intervention, a study found. Patients in the lifestyle intervention group also attained significant improvements in adiposity, fitness, and blood glucose and fat levels, researchers noted. The results will appear in the Journal of Lipid Research. HealthDay News (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Prolonged periods of sitting increase diabetes, mortality risk
    A review of 18 studies found that sitting for long periods was associated with a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and early death, even when people exercised. Writing in the journal Diabetologia, researchers underscored the importance of lowering overall sitting hours and breaking up the time with standing or walking. BBC (10/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Longer life span, lower BMI are seen among vegetarians
    Vegetarians and vegans had a longer life span, lower BMI and lower insulin resistance compared with those who eat meat, according to a study presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. The researchers also noted that pesco-vegetarians and semi-vegetarians showed "intermediate protection" from lifestyle diseases. (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Sprint intervals help burn calories in less time
    Sprint-interval training for just 2.5 minutes helped participants burn up to 200 extra calories, a study presented at The Integrative Biology of Exercise VI meeting indicated. The results may not translate into weight loss, but short, intense workouts may help in maintaining a healthy weight, researchers said. Medical News Today (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Practice Update 
  • Poll: Many patients expect docs to text, e-mail them proactively
    A majority of adults surveyed by Varolii, a communications company in Seattle, want their physicians to communicate with them through e-mails, texts and smartphone alerts even when they are not sick. The poll also indicated that half of the respondents believe reminders sent by their doctors using technological platforms could have helped them avoid a past medical problem. Healthcare IT News (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Survey: Trans-fat intake has declined
    FDA researchers say consumers are eating less trans fat since a labeling requirement was established in 2003, but there is still room for progress. According to the survey, the average per-person intake between 2003 and 2006 was 1.3 grams per day, down from 6.1 grams per day between 1999 and 2002. FoodNavigator (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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